Gain foundation knowledge and prepare for further study at Level 4 or above. Build learning skills and confidence. Learn in a supportive environment. Focus on Health Science or Social Services.

This one semester programme provides you with an initial pathway for entering tertiary study in preparation for further study or training at Level 4. It also provides a foundation of skills and knowledge which you can take through your academic life. Two strands are offered: health science and social science.

Programme Outline​

Health Science Strand
  • Academic Communication 1
  • Study in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry 1
Social Science Strand
  • ​Academic Communication 1
  • Study in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology

Entry Requirements

At least 10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy or equivalent

International students

IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0)

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