Zero fee programmes

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

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

Animal Care
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 FREE for domestic students, $230 for compulsory course related costs for shirts and two text books (the tuition fee component is free) - Level 2
National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 FREE for domestic students, $230 for compulsory course related costs for shirts and two text books (the tuition fee component is free) - Level 2
Automotive
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Automotive Technology (Vehicle Servicing) Level 2 FREE tuition fees. Refer brochure for course related costs.
Bridging Programmes
Programme Indicative Fee
Te Timatanga - Certificate in Tertiary Studies Level 2 FREE tuition fees.
Certificate in Work Skills (Supported Learning) Level 1 FREE tuition fees
Statistics Workshop Free for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students
Business Administration
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 2 FREE to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
Electrotechnology & Electrical
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 FREE tuition fees. Refer brochure for course related costs.
English Language
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Foundation Studies (ESOL) Level 2 NZ$6,500 for international students, FREE for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents
Certificate in Foundation Studies (ESOL) Level 3 NZ$6,500 for international students, FREE for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents
Certificate in Foundation Studies (ESOL) Level 4 NZ$6,500 for international students, FREE for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents
Hairdressing
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Introductory Hairdressing Level 2 FREE tuition fees. Refer brochure for any course related costs.
Horticulture
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Horticulture (Post-Harvest Strand) Level 2 Domestic students - Free
National Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production Strand) Level 2 Domestic students - Free
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 FREE tuition fees. , $300 for compulsory course related costs for work experience and wet weather gear.
Hospitality
Programme Indicative Fee
Certificate in Cafe Operations Level 2 FREE to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
Maritime & Seafood
Programme Indicative Fee
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 $416.04 to MNZ with your application (subject to change).
Road Transport, Warehousing & Logistics
Programme Indicative Fee
National Certificate in Distribution Level 2 FREE tuition fees. Refer brochure for course related costs.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Private Bag 12001, Tauranga 3143
07 571 0190  |  0800 BOP POLY (267 7659)
info@boppoly.ac.nz