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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways (Level 4) - Nursing and Health

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Level of Study



19 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Kaitaia Campus


Develop the academic skills to pathway to higher level Nursing and Health programmes.

Step up to a higher level

This programme is designed to help you develop the skills to pathway to diploma and degree programmes. You’ll be encouraged and challenged to take your academic learning and thinking to a higher level, and become an independent, enquiring and strategic learner.

This qualification has multiple pathways available:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways (Level 4) - Applied Science, Conservation and Environment
  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways (Level 4) - Nursing and Health

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • locate, select and analyse relevant information from a variety of sources and apply to context-relevant tasks and problems
  • work independently and collaboratively on context-relevant academic tasks and problems
  • construct a reasoned and researched argument, communicated using a range of appropriate media
  • develop and critique a study and career plan that identifies specific long-term career goals.

Entry criteria

All applicants must meet ONE of the following:

  • Have achieved 40 credits NCEA Level 2, including 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Mathematic credits; or
  • Have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3); or
  • Be able to demonstrate skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) that have been acquired through study, work and/or life experience.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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