Certificate in Life Skills.xml Certificate in Life Skills

Qualifications and courses Study options
School of Humanities


Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code





Flexible, February to July




Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

International Applications due


Ashburton and Oamaru


The Certificate in Life Skills (Level 1) may be the stepping stone to your future career.

You will gain confidence in study as well as in professional and personal goal setting.

This programme incorporates the National Certificate in Employment Skills (Level 1). You will gain the skills and knowledge to seek employment and/or progress to further study.

This is a self-paced programme. You are able to work within from home to complete tasks.

This programme covers:

  • Financial management
  • Basic employee rights and responsibilities.
  • Goal setting
  • Effective communication
  • Own personal wellness
  • Employment seeking
  • Future employment/education options

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 61 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
  • Applicants must be 16 years and over to be accepted into this programme.

English requirements
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.

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

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Application documents

Career opportunities

Following successful completion of this programme you now have the skills to help you seek employment.

Study pathways

You can move into further study with confidence that you have the knowledge and skills in your area of preference. Talk to us about programmes that you can pathway into.