Institute of Technology or PolytechnicAra Institute of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study for health pathways
This six-month programme is designed to build your skills for long term academic and career success by ensuring the essential layers of learning are in place. It covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing and the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, or the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4, which then leads to the Bachelor of Nursing, the Bachelor of Midwifery, the Bachelor of Medical Imaging, the Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health and the Bachelor of Social Work.
You'll take core courses designed to equip you with fundamental academic and mathematical skills, then a selection of courses specifically required to advance in your chosen pathway. Part-time up to 2 years.
This leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4).
This certificate will prepare you for further study by developing your basic and general academic skills before you embark on full time diploma or degree programmes.
The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 (Health Pathway) leads directly to the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing. It will also prepare you for the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4, which is required to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing, the Bachelor of Midwifery, the Bachelor of Medical Imaging, Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health and the Bachelor of Social Work.
This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.
IELTS test - Academic score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0
SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING - 5.0
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 35 or higher (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36