New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Support Work and Social Work Pathway) New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Support Work and Social Work Pathway)

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Support social work

CertificateFull-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2863

Domestic

$3,000 -$3,800

Starts

February

International

$9,985

Credits

60

Course related costs

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

8 February

International Applications due

8 February

Location

Christchurch – Madras St

Content

This certificate is designed to equip you with the academic skills and entry requirements for a range of certificates and diplomas. It will also give you the confidence you need to take your studies to the next level.

Support Work / Social Work Pathway covers skills for academic study as a compulsory course and then three other courses are chosen. These courses include te reo, Introduction to Human Body, Introduction to Nutrition, Fitness Training and Coaching Practice or Making Sense of Calculations.

Students will acquire academic skills to take them to the next level or level 4. Students will be able to write academic texts, do presentations, sit exams. There is no work placement component at this level. Tutorials, group projects, online quizzes and individual work is all included.

This programme is a gateway to NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing and then on to the Bachelor of Social Work if all requirements are met. If the destination is another bachelor degree, students may want to complete the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme will go on to further study in the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 and then on to degree in social work if all requirements are met. They could also go on to do the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4, NZ2860.

Study pathways

Graduates of this pathway on the NZ2863 programme would benefit from doing the Level 4 NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.

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
  • To be successful in this programme, you will need some reading, writing, maths and computer skills and access to a computer with reliable internet connection.

    • If you would like to improve your basic computing skills prior to study, check out our free or low cost study computing options.
    • If you would like to improve your literacy skills prior to study, check out our free adult literacy courses.

    If you want to talk to an Ara staff member to ensure your expectations match the programme and to discuss any support you might need during your study, please contact us.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • This programme has open entry, however, English language requirements apply.

    If English is not your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills.

    Please refer to our website for relevant IELTS information. If you have no evidence of your English language skills, and you're a New Zealand citizen or resident, please contact us for an assessment

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme complete

  • An Admission and Enrolment form

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.