Get set for success with the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2).
This free course offers a pathway to prepare you to study for the career of your choice. You’ll get the opportunity to gain essential NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy credits (if required) and potentially complete NCEA Level 2.
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||Jul 2019 View more details|
19 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information|
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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 two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
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 you’re 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:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
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.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||22 Jul 2019|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||22 Jul 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||22 Jul 2019|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||22 Jul 2019|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||22 Jul 2019|
- 19 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)