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NZ Certificate in
Foundation Skills

Level 3

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Start date
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17 weeks
Study option
Full time study only.
Domestic: $2,641 or Zero-Fees* for 16-19 year olds.
International: $11,000
*Conditions apply. Youth Guarantee scheme applies. Only for NZ Citizens or PR holders.
Next programme: NZ Certificate in University Preparation →
Out of school and looking for your next step? Then this programme is for you. Our Level 3 Foundation Skills course will equip you with the necessary tools to help you pathway into higher studies or employment in heaps of different entry-level roles.  

What you can learn

Goal setting, study and strategies
‍Learn how to identify personal career and study goals and adapt strategies to achieve them. You will also learn an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi, Tikanga Maori, and Te Reo Maori and how they relate to your studies
Introduction to business administration
Gain introductory knowledge of business administration. Learn basic knowledge of business communications, customer service skills and how today's business software works.
Academic, mathematics and problem-solving skills
Further develop your academic, mathematics and problem solving skills to help prepare you for a pathway to university.
Utilising digital tools
Hands-on practical knowledge to you become comfortable with using digital technology for academic purposes.

Entry requirements

This programme requires students to have access to a laptop/desktop that can connect to the internet with a web browser and a required minimum screen size of 10 inches. For device specifications, please talk to your Course Advisor.

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Download one of our Study Guides or get in touch with one of our team members at NZSE.
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*Conditions apply - get in contact with us to discuss. For more information about Youth Guarantee and Fees-Free, click here.

Employment opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment, in a wide range of roles in a variety of sectors. These may include:

What people say about us

"I chose the Level 3 foundation course at NZSE to pathway into university. The learning style was interactive and practical. The tutors and student support team gave me essential skills and confidence to succeed and the positive learning environment enabled me to put my best foot forward."

Vincent Diamond

Foundation Skills Graduate