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Advance your career in the financial services industry with the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services. This nationally recognised qualification will give you a broad understanding of the financial services industry to assist you in current or future roles within banking or insurance.
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2017 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
This qualification is made up of two strands within banking and insurance. To achieve the qualification you need to study three courses about the financial services industry and either the banking or insurance course. You can choose to study both courses if you would like to achieve both of the insurance and banking strands.
Once you've achieved this qualification, you'll know about:
This qualification leads to higher level study in financial services such as the National Certificate in Financial Services (Financial Services) (Level 5). We also offer a range of business qualifications which may interest you.
Are you ready to make an investment in your future?
If you’re an NZFFBS member and have achieved a Certificate of Competency in Budget Advising, you can study towards the Personal/Family Budgeting strand of this nationally recognised certificate with Open Polytechnic.
All you need to do is study three compulsory courses which are listed under the Enrol in courses tab below. Once you’ve completed the courses, you can then apply to have your Certificate of Competency in Budget Advising cross-credited towards FSC415 New Zealand Family Budgeting Advice, which means you won’t need to study the course. There is an $85.00 administration fee for the credit transfer.
Do you want to learn more about personal and family budgeting?
The Personal/Family Budgeting strand is not currently available to non NZFFBS members or NZFFBS members who do not have a Certificate of Competency in Budget Advising.
If you’d like to find out how to become an NZFFBS member and study towards their Certificate in Competency in Budget Advising, visit the NZFFBS website or call them on freephone 0508 283 438.
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
All courses are internally assessed with no examination.