Certificate in Foundation Studies L3 (CTC Essential Civil Skills - Licencing).xml Certificate in Foundation Studies L3 (Essential Civil Skills - Licencing)

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CertificateFull time - 12 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$1,800 - $,2000


February, May, August


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Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Ensors Road


The demand for civil construction employees who are skilled and work ready has never been greater in our region - take that next step to employment.

Completion of this 12 week programme will ensure you are work ready and are equipped with the skills needed to gain employment in the civil construction industry. During this programme you will develop core skills in the areas of paving, concreting and construction infrastructure.

Successful completion of RCEC25 will include Wheels, Tracks and Rollers (WTR). You will also apply health and safety requirements to the civil construction environment and gain the Site Safe Certificate and the Traffic Controller Certificate (TC1).

Note: Whether you complete the Licencing pathway (RCEC25) or the Preliminaries pathway will be determined by your current vehicle licence category.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 48 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, but English language requirements apply.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • To meet industry standard requirements for work experience, you must present evidence of a negative drug test in accordance with AS/NZS 4308:2008.

English requirements
  • IELTS 6.0 General (no lower than 6.0 in speaking, 6.0
  • 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.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form

If you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this certificate.

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion you can enter into the industry as a skilled civil construction workerwith one of many companies currently seeking skilled employees.

Study pathways

Completion of this programme will enable you to apply for the National Certificate in Infrastructure Works with optional strands in Earthworks, Pavement Surfacing, Roads, Rural Contracting and Utilities, which is a programme you can complete while in employment.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • mathematics