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Certificate in Foundation Skills - Career and Education

STARTS: October 2023
Madras Street

COVID-19 vaccination information

Placements or workplace assignments are an integral part of this programme.You don’t need to supply evidence of your Covid-19 vaccination status to apply for this programme, but please be aware that some workplaces may require evidence from you that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before allowing you to complete work at their organisation.

Prepare for further study or employment with confidence and direction.


This programme will build on your skills and give you the confidence to take the next step into employment or study in whatever field is of interest to you. There are two courses in the programme.

'Future Directions' will provide you with new ideas, challenges and experiences that will enable you to make positive changes in your life and explore pathways for your future. Topics covered include goal setting, problem solving, budgeting, wellbeing, communication and culture.

The "Career Skills" course will build both your confidence and skills within a supportive group environment. You will be able to focus on the study and and/or employment area you are considering. Topics covered include employment, professionalism, communication, education pathways, health and safety, CV development, interview skills, and researching industries.

Note: The Christchurch delivery of NZ2862 courses are offered within the Next Step Centre for Women

This programme has open entry.

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

This foundation certificate will prepare you for entry level employment in your chosen area of interest.

Study pathways

This foundation certificate will prepare you for further study at Level 3.

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) (Career and Education)

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Prepare for further study or employment with confidence and direction.

Type Certificate
Code NZ2862
Next Starts October 2023
Credits 60
Level 2
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2862-CEDU
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Career and Education - NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills - Oct 2023 - Christchurch
Start date: 09 October 2023
Career and Education - NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills - May 2024 - Christchurch
Start date: 29 April 2024

With an internationally-recognised Ara qualification, the world is your oyster. Our graduates can be found working and making a difference across the globe…


Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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Area of Interest

Key Information for Students

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