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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways (Level 3) - Health

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Level of Study



19 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023




Build basic academic skills in literacy, academic study, communication, numeracy and IT.

Ready to take the first step towards a new career? This bridging programme is ideal for developing the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed within your chosen field of study or career pathway.

As well as developing excellent study skills, you will learn key techniques in reading, writing, speaking, technology and problem-solving. You will also develop research and presentation skills. You will explore possible educational and career pathways available.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Manage own learning and work effectively as an individual and as a team member to achieve relevant goals.
  • Identify and apply knowledge from a variety of specialised sources to context-relevant tasks and problems.
  • Solve problems relevant to their chosen fields and communicate solutions effectively, using appropriate methods and media.
  • Evaluate opportunities and develop a plan(s) in a field of study and employment pathway relevant to their chosen field(s) that considers the unique qualities, skills and strengths that define their rangatiratanga.

These will help you develop:

  • a range of study skills
  • basic numeracy skills
  • written and oral communication skills in a variety of contexts
  • an ability to manage data using a personal computer
  • an ability to present information using information technology

Entry criteria

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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