Gain and develop a foundation of skills to help you succeed in the future!
Our certificate is designed to help you develop a range of skills to progress to further study at Toi Ohomai. You’ll study a broad range of subjects to help you enter a number of potential study and career pathways. It's the ideal stepping stone if you're wanting a second chance at study and don't meet current entry criteria.
Past graduates have gone on to further study with us including nursing, engineering, carpentry and more.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)
|Locations||Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Tokoroa, Whakatāne|
|Next intake||Feb 2023 View more details|
1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information|
|Eligibility||View entry criteria|
To see the information for international students change your location using the button at the top right of the screen.
This course provides an introduction to further study which can then lead to a career in the area of your choice.
Topics you'll cover
During the course you'll explore and identify your own personal skills and strengths. You'll cover:
- ko wai au (identity, culture, life experiences)
- Māori protocols and practices
- research, literacy and numeracy skills
- digital media (meaning and navigation), and information sharing
- study and job pathways, goal setting and problem solving
- individual goal setting, self management, health and wellbeing, personal presentation, interview skills
- communication and reflection
|Indicative Fees *||No tuition fees for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while youâre studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQA Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||13 Feb 2023|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||13 Feb 2023|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||13 Feb 2023|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||13 Feb 2023|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||13 Feb 2023|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||17 Jul 2023|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||17 Jul 2023|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||17 Jul 2023|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||17 Jul 2023|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||17 Jul 2023|
- 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)