Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Business context

Location

Dunedin and Auckland (Auckland programme for international students only)

Duration
Dunedin: One semester full-time (part-time options - conditions apply); Auckland: 17 weeks full-time
Delivery

On campus 

Credits
60
Level
4
Start
Dunedin: February and July
Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
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Until start date
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Auckland International Campus
    13 January 2020
    6 March 2020 - 23 March 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    23 March 2020
    15 May 2020 - 1 June 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    1 June 2020
    24 July 2020 - 10 August 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    10 August 2020
    2 October 2020 - 19 October 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    19 October 2020
    11 December 2020 - 11 January 2021
  • Dunedin
    17 February 2020
    10 April 2020 - 27 April 2020
  • Dunedin
    20 July 2020
    26 September 2020 - 11 October 2020

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

At our Auckland International Campus, this programme is offered by Future Skills Academy due to a sub-contract arrangement with Otago Polytechnic. Auckland study block dates > 

Please note: Our Auckland-based programme is subject to minimum numbers.  

Entry requirements 
  • Open entry.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study.  
    Click here for equivalent academic entry requirements by country.  
  • If English is not your first language, you must provide:

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes

You will study 
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 

Your workload

You will be required to undertake approximately 16 hours per week of directed study in the form of lectures and practical work sessions. It is expected that you will contribute equal hours of your own time in self-directed study to allow for successful completion of the Certificate.

Student loans and allowances 

Full-time domestic students of this programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on age and financial circumstances.) Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz

Recognition of prior learning 

If you already have extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification in the course of your life.

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.

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