New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 - TOA Sports Pathway New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 (Sports, Nutrition and Health Promotion) – TOA Sports Pathway

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

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

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code



$3,000 -$3,800


February, July





Course related costs

Please enquire with the department



Domestic Applications due

9 February and 13 July

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street


Challenge yourself physically and mentally, condition your body and mind, and explore sporting ethics based on cultural values

Within this programme you will have core courses to develop study skills.

You will also have a range of courses to choose from relating to Te Reo and Tikanga Māori and fitness and wellbeing. Courses available for you to choose from provide opportunities to immerse yourself in language and culture, learn more about the fitness industry, nutrition, coaching and anatomy.

This is an excellent option to develop your study skills while exploring language, culture and sports as future pathway options.

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.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 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
  • This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment. 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.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme complete:

  • An Admission and Enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This certificate will prepare you for further study by developing your basic and general academic skills.

Study pathways

Upon successful completion of this programme you can apply for further studies in Te Reo Māori or one of the sports, fitness or wellbeing offerings.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Physical Education