Explore your options

Bridgepoint is Unitec's range of bridging education programmes. They are specially designed to fill those gaps and help you move into higher level study, whatever your career pathway.

A Bridgepoint certificate will give you the knowledge you need to progress into higher education or a job. Each programme has been put together with employment pathways in mind, so you can be sure the skills you learn are relevant.

We specialise in preparing you for your chosen career, so you can choose which strand you want to be in:

  • Nursing, Medical Imaging and Osteopathy
  • Engineering, Construction management and Quantity Surveying
  • Community and Social Development - including Counselling, Social Work, Youth Work
  • Architecture and Architectural Technology
  • Visual Arts and Design
  • Early Childhood Teaching and Primary School Teaching
  • Business and Communications
  • IT and Computing
  • Vet Nursing and Animal Care
  • Police and Armed Forces
  • Sport

Bridgepoint programmes are structured so that you share classes with people with similar study and career goals to you. Your tutors will support you to develop the academic skills, confidence and technical knowledge you need to return to education and improve your career opportunities.

To ensure we offer you the correct Bridgepoint programme and the most relevant courses you will be invited to attend a Skills Review session before you enrol.  This session will check your current reading, writing and maths skills and will give you the opportunity to talk to our friendly academic staff about your career plans and find out more about what Unitec can offer you.

For advice about your career and study options contact one of our friendly Advisors at our Careers Centre.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3): Whitinga 3 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available This programme prepares you for further study at certificate or diploma level. Starts February or July
Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4) 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available This programme prepares you ready for degree-level study at universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand. Starts February or July