To enter this qualification you must be over 16 years of age and have a minimum of eight NCEA Level 2 credits in English. This includes four in writing and four in reading.
Or you need to be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or skills.
20 years old or over
If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.
English language requirements
International learners must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent.
Domestic learners for whom English or Māori is not their first language must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent.
Maximum programme completion time
To be awarded the qualification it must be completed in no more than 3 years of first enrolment, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
International learners and domestic students living overseas
You can study this programme part-time if you're an international learner living in New Zealand or overseas. If you're living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.
You can also study this programme if you're a New Zealand citizen living overseas.
Computer and internet requirements
This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.