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

CertificateFull time – 6 months, Part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NZ2860

Domestic

$2,940- $3,570

Starts

February, July, September

International

$9,690

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Received all year

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru, Online

Content

Prepare for higher level study in health and science.

This programme is a pathway for the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Applied Science (in Human Nutrition or Physical Activity and Health Promotion). It covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for higher level study in health and science, including human and microbial biology, cell biology and chemistry, maths and skills for academic study. All courses within this programme are available in Christchurch, Timaru and online.

Successful completion of this qualification does not guarantee entry to the pathway programme of study. Entry requirements for these programmes still apply.

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
  • 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)

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    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.

    While entry to this programme requires an IELTS level of 5.5 Academic, entry to some of the Ara degrees requires a score of 6.5 or 7.0 Academic.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme complete

  • An Admission and Enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

The Certificate will introduce you to health and science and prepare you for further study by developing your skills for academic study.

Study pathways

As a certificate graduate you can progress your studies at Ara with one of the following programmes: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Applied Science (in Human Nutrition or Physical Activity and Health Promotion).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Biology