If you are thinking of taking up tertiary study for the first time, or you have been away from study for a while, the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation is a great place to start.
Closed to enrolments from new learners
We are no longer taking enrolments from new learners for NZ2860 New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4).
Please visit our qualifications and subjects page to see if there is another programme that might be suitable for you.
If you had already started studying NZ2860 New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) by 15 November 2022, you can continue to re-enrol in your next course.
Please note you must enrol in your last course(s) by 20 June 2023, and successfully complete all courses in this programme by 31 December 2023 to be awarded this qualification. If you need assistance with a study plan, please contact us.
You will study three courses in this programme.
The first course sets you on the pathway to your dream. It covers career planning, and basic tertiary study and planning skills.
The second course hones those skills. You will gain more in-depth writing and research skills. This will have a strong emphasis on preparing you for success in your chosen pathway.
The third course is an elective you choose from the area of study you want to focus on in your future studies . You can choose a course from a range of degrees and diploma from five broad categories:
- Applied science
- Social science
- Information Technology
- Library and Information studies
For more information watch the programme overview video below.
What you will learn
When you achieve this qualification you will have:
- Well-developed strategies for learning
- Academic writing and referencing skills
- Information and digital literacy skills.
- You will also gain introductory knowledge in your chosen subject area.