Foundation and Employment Skills

Course code FOU102

This course is designed to build your skills and confidence in a number of areas that are required for successful participation in our society. Whānau and communities will benefit from people with the confidence, skills, knowledge, and attributes needed to progress to further and more focused learning, and to participate in their communities.

The main purpose of this course is to develop your communication and employment skills so that you can participate fully in the workforce and in your community. Specifically, this course will build your skills and confidence in the following areas:

  • Workplace skills including care and timeliness, requirements and expectations of employees, assertive communication and diversity
  • Hui and roles associated with hui and tikanga (the Māori way of doing things)
  • Be assertive in a range of situations

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 1  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Print only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Describe care and timeliness as an employee
  • Describe requirements and expectations faced by employees within the workplace
  • Be assertive in a range of specified situations
  • Actively participate in spoken interactions 
  • Describe a hui and the roles associated with hui in accordance with tikanga and/or kawa


100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course