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If you have NCEA Level 2 or equivalent and are thinking of taking up tertiary study for the first time, or you have been away from study for a while, the Open Polytechnic Certificate in Tertiary Study Skills is a good place to start. The first course covers techniques and strategies for studying and how to apply them to your own learning. You will learn about study skills, time management, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, plagiarism, essay and report writing skills and studying online.
The tuition fees for this qualification are currently fee free for New Zealand Domestic students. For information about how to enrol in the fee free offer, check out the Choose courses tab below.
Standard $60 annual administration fee still applies, but is waived for holders of a valid Community Services Card. Community Services Card holders need to send in a scanned copy of their Community Services Card at time of enrolment.
Please also read the Terms and conditions in the Fee free offer tab. The full programme fee for International students is $4508.
Certificate in Tertiary Study Skills (200 KB PDF)
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
*This qualification's tuition fees are currently available fee free The standard tuition fee for the full programme is $1,460. Administration fee applies.
Refer to the Fee free offer tab.
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.
When you achieve this qualification you will have well developed strategies for learning, along with academic writing, referencing, information and digital literacy skills, including introductory knowledge in your chosen subject area.
This qualification provides a pathway into subject areas like business, communication, environment, information & library studies, information technology, psychology, social work and more. You will also be able to apply the skills you learn to future study or jobs.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
TSS444 Tertiary Study Skills and your Level 5 elective course are internally assessed with no examination. Your assessments need to be word processed and submitted online.