Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3)
|Programme summary||Career opportunities||Courses & timetables||Admission requirements|
3, 60 0.5 (4 courses)
Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available
Starts February or July
Number of places open
Mt Albert campus | Waitakere campus | Northern campus
Semester dates for 2013:
Semester 1: 25 February - 28 June; Semester 2: 22 July - 22 November
NZ$2047 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
|Applications are now open for Semester 2|
Want another chance at formal education? Gain the tertiary study skills, background knowledge and confidence to succeed in your future studies and the workplace. Learn in a supportive adult learning environment.
Thinking about doing a certificate or diploma but not sure you're ready for it? The Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) is a bridging programme that prepares you for the next step in your education or career. When you have completed the programme you can apply for a range of certificates and diplomas at Unitec and other tertiary education providers.
Or, if your goal is to study for a degree, you can go onto the Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4). This prepares you to apply for a degree at a university, institute of technology or polytechnic in New Zealand.
Please note: The Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) is not suitable for students with English as an additional language who need an intensive English language course. Please check www.english.unitec.ac.nz.
- Develop the skills and confidence for further study at certificate or diploma level
- A pathway into the Certificate of University Preparation, if you want to enter a degree programme.
- Get guidance designing a learning pathway that gets you where you want to go.
- A supportive study environment: our lecturers are friendly and knowledgeable, and you'll be studying alongside students of different ages and ethnic backgrounds.
- A mix of group interaction, project-based learning, seminars, debates, whanau hui, oral and written exercises and self-directed learning.
- Pre-entry assessment and interview to make sure you are studying at the right level.
- Unitec Study Award: when you have completed the programme, you may be able to apply for a Unitec Study Award towards the cost of your fees for another semester of study at Unitec.
To complete the Certificate you need to pass four courses, totalling 60 credits. 45 of these credits must be at level 3. Each course is worth 15 credits.
- FSTU2011 Basic Maths
- FSTU2012 Basic Maths Additional
- FSTU2101 Understanding Maths A
- FSTU2102 Understanding Maths A Additional
- FSTU3101 Maths Algebra
- FSTU3102 Maths Algebra Additional
- FSTU3103 Construction Maths
- FSTU3104 Construction Maths Additional
- FSTU3105 Science Maths
- FSTU3106 Science Maths Additional
- FSTU3201 Biology
- FSTU3202 Biology Additional
- FSTU3301 Chemistry 3
- FSTU3401 Physics - Modern
- FSTU3402 Physics - Modern Additional
- FSTU3403 Physics - Mechanics
- FSTU3404 Physics - Mechanics Additional
- FSTU3501 Creative Arts 3
- FSTU3502 Creative Arts 3 Additional
- FSTU3601 Intro to Social Sciences 3
- FSTU3602 Intro to Social Sciences 3 Additional
- FSTU3701 Intro to Humanities 3
- FSTU3702 Intro to Humanities 3 Additional
- FSTU3801 Mana Motuhake 3
Study for free with the Youth Guarantee scheme
The Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) is eligible for Youth Guarantee scheme funding for full-time students aged 16 or 17. See the Youth Guarantee scheme page for more information.
Last edited: 31 January 2013