New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3).xml New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3)

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CertificateFull time - 18 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code




February, July




Course related costs



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due


Christchurch, Timaru


Improve your fluency for study, work and everyday situations.

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.

There are two strands available at this level: Community and Academic. Community is a general language course and Academic leads to further academic study.These strands
enable you to communicate with some independence and fluency in academic English, workplace or everyday/social/community English language contexts.

This programme is full time 6 months and consists of 18 weeks of intensive learning.

Career opportunities

Study pathways

Graduates can enter mainstream programmes with an IELTS 5.5 equivalent entry, or progress on to further English language study i.e. NZCEL Level 4 General or Academic.

Programme structure

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.

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
  • Open entry. Placement test completed to check level of student's English.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

Application documents

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.