Certificate of Achievement

Certificate of Achievement in Living in Aotearoa (Level 3)

Qualification code OP3304

This certificate is designed to introduce students to key social studies concepts about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens.  

It is a good starting point for students wanting to gain an insight into pathways in social sciences.

Fee free offer

This Certificate of Achievement is currently being offered Fee Free

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

On successfully completing this qualification, students will gain NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards which contribute to, these include;

  • AS91597 Conduct a critical social inquiry (meets University Entrance Literacy requirement)
  • AS91599 Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change
  • AS91600 Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy changes

Other Information

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

This course is worth 20 credits in total made up of Level 3 Unit Standards and Achievement Standards.

This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.    


This course is 100% internally assessed.

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

We also offer the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3). This online programme is an ideal way to start working towards your study and career goals if you have NCEA Level 1 (or equivalent). You will gain a range of skills to prepare you for higher level certificates, diplomas or degrees.

Key dates

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.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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