New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) with a focus on Business

It is a great way to get started for tertiary study in business, tourism or applied management. This is suitable for you if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our tertiary programmes.

About the programme

Want to gain the skills needed for higher level learning? 

This programme will teach you what is needed for diploma- and degree-level study. You will develop your academic reading and writing skills and an understanding of the research process. You will also build your computer skills, learn how to better manage your time and gain confidence by exploring your own personal learning style.  

Successful completion of this Certificate will give you guaranteed entry into the: 

as long as you meet the stated English Language requirement for the specific programme. 

Pathway options into the Bachelor of Information Technology and other Otago Polytechnic diploma and degrees are also available, again, as long as you meet the stated English Language requirements

Studying part-time 

We know full-time study isn't always possible. We also offer this programme with part-time options. Talk to us about what would suit you best.

Courses

Course name Description Credits

Skills for Successful Tertiary Study

 

Prepare for successful tertiary study

15 

Building Communication Competence

 

Learn how to effectively use a variety
of communication strategies to support
your learning and your future career
pathway in New Zealand

15

Academic Communication

 

Develop your academic reading, writing
and research skills in a business context.
Learners will develop skills to plan and write
a variety of context relevant documents.

15

Introduction to Research 

 

Become equipped with the information 
literacy skills required for tertiary studies 
in business contexts. 

15

Total

 

60

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.