Zero fee programmes

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.
Animal Care
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 FREE tuition fees for domestic students
Automotive
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Automotive Technology (Vehicle Servicing) Level 2 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees
Beauty Therapy
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3 Domestic students 2015: $2,533.00 incl. course related costs, The 2015 fee includes course related cost for a set of industry specific make-up brushes and tools, Fees are FREE for the July 2015 Opotiki intake (only) - credited by way of scholarship, 2016 fees: Please enquire
Bridging Programmes
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Trades Technology Level 2 Domestics students - FREE tuition fees
Te Timatanga - Certificate in Tertiary Study Level 2 Domestics students - FREE, Youth Guarantee places available - FREE, International students - $10,500.00
Mathematics & Statistics Bridging Workshops Domestic students - FREE
Certificate in Work Skills (Supported Learning) Level 1 Domestics students - FREE tuition fees
Tools for Academic Study Level 4 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees, International students - $3,144.00
Youth Guarantee FREE (special conditions apply)
Certificate in Foundation Studies (Pathway to Diploma/Degree) Level 3 Domestic students - FREE, Youth Guarantee places available - FREE, International Students - $10,500.00
Business Administration
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 2 Domestics students - FREE tuition fees
Creative
Programme Indicative Fee
Photography Pathways FREE tuition fees for domestic students, International students - $3,144.00
Fashion Pathways (Pattern Making) FREE tuition fees for domestic students, International students - $3,144.00
Education
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 3 FREE fees for New Zealand citizens & permanent residents aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme, Domestic students $2,382.00, International students - $9,905.00
Electrotechnology & Electrical
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees
English Language
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) Level 2 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees, International students - $6,628.00
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) Level 3 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees, International students - NZ$6,628.00
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) Level 4 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees
Fashion
Programme Indicative Fee
Fashion Pathways (Pattern Making) FREE tuition fees for domestic students, International students - $3,144.00
Horticulture
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Kiwifruit - Orchard Skills Level 3 FREE to NZ citizens and permanent residents residing in New Zealand
National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) Level 2 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees
Hospitality
Programme Indicative Fee
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service with Barista & Café Services Strands Level 3 Domestic students - $2,700, FREE fees for New Zealand citizens & permanent residents aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme.
Introduction to Cookery Level 3 Domestic students - fees free to students aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme
Maritime & Seafood
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Maritime & Fishing Technology Level 3 Domestic students - $1,552.00, FREE fees for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents aged 16-19 years of age at the start of the programme, You will be required to purchase steel-capped gumboots and wet weather gear for work experience
National Certificate in Seafood Vessel Operations (Nautical Skills) - Advanced Deckhand (F) Level 3 The programme is FREE for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents., Note: you are required to pay $761.00 to MNZ with your application (subject to change)., STCW-F Basic has a discounted fee of $998 for ADH-F students. (Usually $1650).
Ngā Ōkawa a Tangaroa - Certificate in Customary Fishing Level 3 Free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents residing in New Zealand
Road Transport, Warehousing & Logistics
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Distribution Level 2 Domestic students - FREE tuition fees
Youth Guarantee
Programme Indicative Fee
Youth Guarantee FREE (special conditions apply)