Foundation skills

Our foundation-level courses will give you the life skills to enter the workforce or re-engage with education. Our supportive staff will help you achieve your goals and develop confidence in your abilities.

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Get a taster of tertiary study through our Foundation qualifications. Our level 2 courses will qualify you with introductory knowledge and skills which you can apply to various work or study fields. You’ll learn basic operational skills, problem-solving techniques, literacy, and numeracy basics - all in a supportive and encouraging environment. You will also take on a transformative journey into self-directed learning and collaboration.

If you feel stuck, don’t hesitate to talk to us. 

Foundation qualifications

Study Prep & Pathways

This is a great option if you want to re-engage with study or want to experience studying at a polytechnic. You will develop your study skills (reading, writing, maths computing) and undertake community work, volunteering and/or practical learning.

Duration

17 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Entry-level roles, Further tertiary study

Horticulture, Study Prep & Pathways

A place to start if you want to work in farming, horticulture, agriculture, conservation or other outdoor-related areas. You'll take part in practical workshops, volunteer in your community and do 150 hours of work. At the same time you'll build employability and study skills and get clarity on your next step.

Duration

9 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Entry-level roles, Further tertiary study

Tertiary or work pathways

Tertiary or work pathways

Prepare to study our advanced qualifications or gain work-ready skills for entry-level jobs.

No matter your background, you can start here

Many of our students have experienced a transformational journey through our Foundation Studies course. Watch and listen as they share their inspirational stories.

Need some advice

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.