CertificateFull-time, 6 months
|February and July|
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
|Received all year|
|Christchurch - Madras Street|
Annual Fees(indicative 2019)
Domestic$1,400 - $1,800
Course related costs
About this programme
Enhance your English skills for work, study and everyday life.
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.
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.
Completion of this certificate (or at level 3 or above) may meet the language requirements for other programmes of study.
Recommended school subjects
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
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.
- This programme has open entry.
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.
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.
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.
If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.