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Study and Career Preparation - Architectural Studies Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in architectural studies

This six-month programme is designed to build your skills for long term academic and career success by ensuring the essential layers of learning are in place. It covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for the Diploma in Architectural Technology and the Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4, which then leads to the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. You will take core courses designed to equip you with fundamental academic and mathematical skills, then a selection of courses specifically required to advance in your chosen pathway. It is possible to study part-time up to 2 years.

This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

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.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

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

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 certificate will prepare you for further study by developing your basic and general academic skills before you embark on full time diploma or degree programmes.

Study pathways

The Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 (Architectural Studies Pathway) leads directly to the Diploma in Architectural Technology. It will also prepare you for the Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4, which is required for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

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

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in architectural studies

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2863
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date NULL
Credits 60
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2863-ARCH
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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