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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Construction

Are you interested in preparaing for further study in construction? The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation is your start to an exciting future in the construction industry.

Level
4
Credits
60 (0.5 EFTS)
Campus
Mt Albert
Start dates
February or July
Duration
Full-time for 16-weeks or part-time options available

Programme overview

Please note: This programme is pending NZQA approval, however if you register your interest below, we'll be in touch with further updates.

I'm interested!

This programme is ideal if you want to go on to higher level study in construction at Unitec. You’ll gain the literacy, math and basic construction principals requirements for your entry into our construction programmes.

Highlights

  • 16 week programme full-time: Speed your way into a Unitec construction programme:
    • NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology*
    • NZ Diploma in Construction*
    • Bachelor of Construction
  • *Cross-credits into these programmes: this means you’ll need to gain fewer credits in gaining this qualification.
  • Tailored content for the construction diploma and bachelor: this means the content is highly relevant to the programme you want to enter.
  • In this programme you’ll already be a part of a Construction student body: you’ll be learning with other aspiring construction managers, property developers and/or quantity surveyors.
  • A mix of classroom sessions, practical activities, guest speakers, discussions, presentations and online learning.
  • A chance to engage with Unitec's marae, a great setting to explore matarangi M?ori and the role of culture in communication.

Where to from here?

Graduates of this programme can apply for further study in Unitec’s construction programmes:

Please note: International students who graduate will NOT be eligible for a post study work visa upon completion of this programme. 

Admission requirements

These admission requirements are pending NZQA approval.

Academic requirements:

For this programme, you will need:

  1. A minimum of 4 years’ secondary education;
  2. Be 16 years old by the time the programme starts;
  3. 48 or more NCEA credits at level 2 in four subjects, including:
    • 12 credits or more in Mathematics preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry;
    • 10 credits or more in English at level 1 or higher;
  4. If you haven't met the above NCEA requirements, you'll need one of the following:
    • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge: 120 credits in best 4 subjects at AS level plus a D grade or higher in IGCSE English and a D grade or higher in AS Maths), or;
    • Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience, or;
    • A B- average or above in the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Engineering pathway (FSTU 3926 Identity and Communication, FSTU 3922 Physics, FSTU3914 Maths Algebra, FSTU3912 Intro to Algebra), or;
    • Attend a Skills Review session where your literacy and numeracy levels will be assessed so that we can recommend the programme most suited to your needs for successful study.

English requirements:

If English is not your first language, you will need one of the following:

If you don’t meet the English criteria above, we have a range of English Language programmes available, depending on your current level of ability.

Don’t meet these requirements?

If you don’t meet these requirements, you may still apply under special or discretionary entrance, or try our New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3).​

For more information download the programme regulations:

Courses and timetables

Coming soon, pending NZQA approval.