Foundation programmes

Ara's foundation programmes are the stepping stones to further study or to a new career. They can provide entry level qualifications for more advanced study or can help you to learn something new - just because you want to.


Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Applied Science Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

International:$9500

Domestic: $2940-$3500

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Business Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

International:$9500

Domestic: $2940-$3500

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Engineering Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

International:$9,500

Domestic: $2,940-$3,500

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Medical Imaging Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

International:$9,500

Domestic: $2,940-$3,500

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Pre Health Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July, September

International:$9,500

Domestic: $2,940- $3,500

Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)

Full time - 6 months

February

International:$9,815

Domestic: $2,850 - $3,450

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion

Full time - 17 weeks

February, July

International:$10,400 – $11,000 Per Semeter

Domestic: $3,300 – $3,600

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design

Full time - 6 months, part time available

July

International:$10,430

Domestic: $2940 - $3100

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

Full time - six months, part time available

February, July

International:$10,430

Domestic: $2940 - $3100

Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Full time - 34 weeks

February

International:$19,630

Domestic: $5,850 - $6,150

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Full time - 6 months, Part time available

February, July

International:$9,815

Domestic: $3,200 - $3,600

Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance

Full time – 1 year

February

International:$20,240

Domestic: $5,535 - $5,945

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) with Tourism and Travel Strand

Full time - 6 months

February

International:$9,815

Domestic: $3,280 - $3,600

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with Barista and Café Service Strands

Full time - six months

February, July

International:$9,815

Domestic: $3,300 - $3,700

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with Companion Animal Strand

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February

International:$19,000

Domestic: $5,900 - $6,280

See the full list of our foundation programmes. Please enquire with our admissions team if you wish to study a foundation programme not listed above.