Services Pathway [Level 3]

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17 weeks


Level 3


Are you seeking a career in law enforcement, the armed forces or corrections? The NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Services Pathways) [Level 3] will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply for training or employment in the New Zealand Police, armed forces, or correction services.

Skills gained in this programme include:

■ Literacy and numeracy
■ Self management
■ Physical fitness
■ Computing
■ Communication


On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Services Pathways) [Level 3], you will have gained the following:

■ Physical fitness
■ Basic computing
■ Dealing with a wide variety of people
■ Detailed observation
■ Decision making
■ Test procedures

■ Self-control and alertness
■ Confidence in presenting yourself
■ Being positive about yourself
■ Self motivation
■ Confidentiality
■ Honesty and integrity



  • February
  • July

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

■ Police Officer
■ Corrections Staff
■ Armed Forces
■ Security Guard


Academic Criteria Required

A reading, writing and numeracy test.

Standard Entry Criteria:

  • Minimum age 17 years
  • An interview may be required
  • Must be physically able to complete programme

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus