New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)

Do you want to enrol in a diploma or a degree like nursing or midwifery but don't quite meet the entry criteria, or need some learning confidence?

This course is designed to get you ready to succeed at higher level study and provide a pathway into degree and diploma programmes where there are lots of options available like teaching, engineering, social work, business and management, environmental management, sports, surveying or social science.

We'll help you decide on a pathway that best suits your career goals and provide all the support you need to feel confident and ready to take the next step.

Content Details

There are two compulsory courses:

  • Skills for Successful Tertiary Study
  • Building Communication Competence

Two electives should be chosen from the following: 

  • Human Development Across the Lifespan (Recommended for Nursing)
  • Research Skills and Mathematics for Tertiary Study
  • Introduction to the Biological Basis of Health (Recommended for Nursing)

Dates/Times/Locations

StartModeLocationDuration
FebruaryFull-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)1 semester
JulyFull-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)1 semester

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $2,800.00-$2,832.00 (for 4 courses, depending on courses selected)

2017 international students $9,976.00

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)

Entry Criteria

Entry to the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) programme, including English language and academic requirements, will be in accordance the criteria specified in the Toi Ohomai policies and processes specified in the Toi Ohomai Regulatory Framework and QMS.

To gain entry to the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) programme, students must provide evidence of the following:

  • A minimum of 40 credits at NCEA level 2 across four subjects
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of - 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required)
  • Or, by way of interview with the programme manager

For applicants 20 years of age and over there are no minimum academic requirements but may need to evidence their ability to study at this level.

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.