Course Only (Certificate of Proficiency)
Courses are available on a trimester or open basis.
Open course workload - all our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.
Trimester course workload - allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
The credits and study type will be displayed on the course information web page for the course(s) you choose to enrol in.
Study type Mixed
Cost$Variable costs apply NZ Domestic
Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.
Student loans are available for studying courses if you meet the criteria and enrol in the required number of credits/courses. Note: You will not be eligible if you enrol in only one course. Find out more about student loans
Reach your personal and professional goals with our course only option. This enables you to enrol in standalone (or a few) courses to boost your knowledge and skills without studying towards the achievement of a qualification. With over 80 courses to choose from in a variety of subject areas, you’re sure to reach your study and career goals with
If there's a course you want to study that's not available as ‘course only’, talk to us on freephone 0508 650 200 to discuss your options.
Course only enrolments are limited. Check out the Terms and Conditions tab below for more information.
What you can study
There are over 80 courses available to study as course only options in the following subject areas:
- Library and Information Studies
- Real Estate
- Work and Study Skills
Depending on the courses you choose, you will gain skills and knowledge in areas like business, communication, environment, health, law and legal, library and information studies, management, psychology, real estate, and more. You will also be able to credit most courses towards relevant Open Polytechnic qualifications.