Foundation Education

Want to return to education? Ready for a change of career? Thinking of going back to work?

Bridgepoint is Unitec's range of Foundation Education vocational pathways. They are specially designed to bridge you into certificate, diploma or degree-level study.

Whether you've just left school or you're changing careers, Bridgepoint gives you the vocational skills and 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 and needed by employers.

Bridgepoint programmes also cover a wide range of subjects, to give you plenty of options for what to study next. The courses can pathway you towards all sorts of different careers, including nursing, early childhood education, construction, engineering, business, sport, or design and visual arts.

Study at the level that's right for you

Flexibility is really important, which is why we offer Bridgepoint programmes at a range of levels. You'll be in a class with people at the same level as you, who have the same study and career goals.

Your tutors are there to guide you every step of the way. They'll support you to develop the study skills, confidence and technical knowledge you need to return to education and improve your career opportunities.

Once you've applied to a Bridgepoint programme, we'll let you know if there are any further steps required before we can place you in a certificate level that's right for you.

New sport pathway for 2014

Village Sports Academy (VSA) has teamed up with Bridgepoint Foundation Education to offer a new Level 2 Certificate in Foundation Studies. The 16-week full-time programme will build the confidence, knowledge and leadership skills you'll need for a career in sport or health.

Bridgepoint pathways

If you want to prepare for study at certificate or diploma level:

If you want to prepare for study at degree level:

Short courses:

  • New Start: prepare yourself to return to study. Includes study skills, writing skills, and basic computing and word processing skills. 

Special needs (see Department of Community and Health Services):


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