Free Courses

Get into tertiary study for free* as a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

The following programmes/intakes are offered free of fees. You'll get the skills, knowledge and confidence to get started on a new career or further tertiary education.

*conditions apply.
Agriculture
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) 2017 domestic students fees-free
Beauty Therapy
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) (Level 3) 2017 domestic students $2,278.00, 2017 international students $8,819.00, 2017 Opotiki intake fees-free (conditions apply)
Bridging Programmes
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) 2017 domestic students fees-free, 2017 international students $9,976.00
Tools for Academic Study (Level 4) 2017 domestic students fees-free, 2017 international students $3,326.00
Youth Guarantee FREE (special conditions apply)
New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3) 2017 domestic students fees-free
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) 2017 domestic students fees-free
New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1) 2017 domestic students fees-free
Business Administration
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2) FREE* tuition fees for domestic students (free fees do not apply for students who have obtained a level 2 qualification or above within the last 5 years)
Business Management
Programme Indicative Fee
Manu Taiko – Toro Parirau (Kaupae 4) - New Zealand Certificate in Māori Governance (Level 4) 2017 domestic students fees-free, Course related costs may apply
Computing & IT
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2) FREE* tuition fees for domestic students (free fees do not apply for students who have obtained a level 2 qualification or above within the last 5 years)
Creative
Programme Indicative Fee
Photography Pathways 2017 domestic students fees-free
Fashion Pathways (Pattern Making) 2017 domestic students fees-free.
Garment Construction Pathways 2017 domestic students fees-free. NOTE: student loans/allowances do NOT apply.
Education
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) 2017 domestic students $2,505.00, 2017 fees-free for New Zealand citizens & permanent residents aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme (Youth Guarantee programme. Limited spaces available), 2017 International students $10,807.00
Educational Pathways
Programme Indicative Fee
Photography Pathways 2017 domestic students fees-free
Fashion Pathways (Pattern Making) 2017 domestic students fees-free.
Garment Construction Pathways 2017 domestic students fees-free. NOTE: student loans/allowances do NOT apply.
English Language
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) 2017 domestic students fees-free, 2017 international students $6,628.00
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) 2017 domestic students fees-free, 2017 international students $6,628.00
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4) 2017 domestic students fees-free, 2017 international students $6,628.00
Fashion
Programme Indicative Fee
Fashion Pathways (Pattern Making) 2017 domestic students fees-free.
Garment Construction Pathways 2017 domestic students fees-free. NOTE: student loans/allowances do NOT apply.
Horticulture
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) 2017 domestic students fees-free
Hospitality
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) 2017 fees-free for New Zealand citizens & permanent residents aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme (Youth Guarantee programme), 2017 domestic students over 19 years of age $3,212.00
Kaupapa Māori
Programme Indicative Fee
Manu Taiko – Toro Parirau (Kaupae 4) - New Zealand Certificate in Māori Governance (Level 4) 2017 domestic students fees-free, Course related costs may apply
Maritime & Seafood
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 2) 2017 domestic students fees-free
Sport & Recreation
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3) 2017 domestic students fees-free
Tourism & Travel
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3) 2017 domestic students fees-free
Youth Guarantee
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) 2017 domestic students $2,505.00, 2017 fees-free for New Zealand citizens & permanent residents aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme (Youth Guarantee programme. Limited spaces available), 2017 International students $10,807.00
Youth Guarantee FREE (special conditions apply)
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) 2017 fees-free for New Zealand citizens & permanent residents aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme (Youth Guarantee programme), 2017 domestic students over 19 years of age $3,212.00
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) 2017 domestic students fees-free