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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5)

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

This programme has open entry. There is no specific English Language requirements as English level will be assessed through placement testing.

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

For more information on compulsory student services fess, loans and allowances.

Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

The New Zealand Certificates in English comprise of six English language programmes from foundation beginner through to advanced level.

These programmes give you the language skills and knowledge useful for living and working in New Zealand.

This programme enables you to communicate independently and effectively in a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar situations, with fluency and flexibility in professional or academic English language contexts.

This programme is full time 6 months and consists of 18 weeks of intensive learning.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • When you apply, we will invite you to sit a placement test. Then we will offer you a place in a class at the correct language level for you. The placement test covers listening, speaking, reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary. This also helps your teacher plan your class to help you with your language learning needs.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

When you apply, we will invite you to sit a placement test. Then we will offer you a place in a class at the correct language level for you.

The placement test covers listening, speaking, reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary. This also helps your teacher plan your class to help you with your language learning needs.

PROGRAMME CODE: NZ1884
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 60
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 13 January for February start; 23 June for July start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $1,400 - $1,700
International: $ 9,460
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • Complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form
  • Provide evidence of previous English language level assessment
  • Provide a copy of your current visa.

For more information please contact the English Language Administrator.

Application documents

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme will give you the confidence to communicate effectively in the English language.

From level 3 upwards, students may choose to study a workplace or professional qualifier, which may be used as evidence of English language level when seeking employment.

Study pathways

Completion of this certificate (or at level 3 or above) may meet the language requirements for other programmes of study.