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Study and Career Preparation - Medical Imaging and Applied Science Pathway, Level 4

STARTS: February 2022
Madras Street, Timaru, Distance
International Close Date: Received all year

Prepare for higher-level study in medical imaging, sport science or applied science.

This programme is a pathway for the Bachelor of Medical Imaging, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Science) and the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5).

It covers a variety of subjects including human and microbial biology, cell biology, chemistry and maths. You’ll also gain skills for academic study - such as how to write academic texts - and you'll develop the intra- and inter-personal skills needed to support success in tertiary study.

This certificate can be studied full-time or part-time over two years.

Please note: to ensure you have the best chance of success in our maths courses, we require that you demonstrate a minimum level of maths knowledge before enrolling. This can be done using previous academic records (e.g. NCEA results) or through our entry testing process.

Please note: In order to ensure you have the best chance of success in our maths courses, we require that you demonstrate a minimum level of maths knowledge before enrolling. This can be done using previous academic records (e.g. NCEA results) or through our entry testing process. The following Achievement Standards will not count towards Mathematics credits in this pathway: 91035, 91036, 91037, and 91038.

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,350 - $3,750 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160 per year
International costs
$10,595 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

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)

  • Please note that statistics and probability do not count towards this mathematics credits requirement.

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • 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.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.
  • 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 5.5 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

This programme is designed as a stepping to stone to higher-level study, which in turn can lead to a rewarding career.

Study pathways

Upon completion of this programme you’ll have the academic entry requirements needed to apply for the Bachelor of Medical Imaging, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Science) and the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5). Please note: completion doesn’t guarantee entry into these programmes as other criteria apply.

NZ Cert in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Medical Imaging & Applied Sciences Pathway)

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Prepare for higher-level study in medical imaging, sport science or applied science.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2860
Next Starts February 2022
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Received all year
Credits 60
Level 4
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2860-MEDI

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,350 - $3,750 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160 per year
International costs
$10,595 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Credit Recognition

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