New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (TOA Sports Pathway) New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (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.

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 Pokaitahi Reo (Rua) Te Kaupae 3: New Zealand Te Reo Maori (Immersion, Bilingual) or one of the sports, fitness or wellbeing offerings.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Physical Education

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
  • This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • 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.










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.