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Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Business and ICT pathway)
Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Business and ICT pathway)

Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Business and ICT pathway)

  • ID:CPIT640081
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,714.17
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,714.17
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
Estimated Total/program:
$27,385.02
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 40 credits NCEA Level 2, including 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Mathematic credits (with a strength in Algebra for the Engineering Pathway and Numeracy for other pathways)

Or

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

OR

  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 6.0 academic: speaking 5.5, reading 5.5, writing 5.5, listening 5.5.

Course Information

Prepare for higher-level studies in business or IT.

This programme covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for higher-level study in health, applied science, engineering technology or business. You'll take core courses designed to equip you with fundamental academic skills, then a selection of courses specifically required for your chosen pathway. You can undertake a combination of on-site and online courses to complete the programme. All courses are available in Christchurch, Timaru and online, with the following exceptions:

  • Maths for the medical imaging pathway is only available in Christchurch or online
  • Maths and physics for the engineering pathway are only available in Christchurch
  • Some business courses are only available in Christchurch (contact the department for further details)
  • English for Tertiary Study (CSCP410) is only available in Christchurch
  • Skills for Academic Study Level 3 (CSCP300) is only available in Christchurch

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Pathway Courses

The Certificate in Study and Career Preparation leads directly to several Ara diplomas and degrees such as the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Applied Science (three specialisations), Bachelor of Medical Imaging, Bachelor of Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Applied Management (14 specialisations).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • This qualification will prepare you for further study by developing your general academic skills.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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