- Nursing and Health Science / Social Sciences / Teaching / Health and Community Wellness / Animal Management and Veterinary Nursing
- NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)
NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)
Prepare yourself for future study in Hauora | Nursing/Health or Te Hāpai Hāpori | Social Sciences or Teaching.
Gain the skills and knowledge to enter degree level study with confidence
This is the ideal introduction if you’re interested in working in the health, social sciences or education sectors. This programme is for people intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at level 4 or above.
The courses you choose will get you ready to apply for entry into a range of diploma and degree programmes in the fields of health (including nursing), social work (including mental health support) and teaching.
If you choose not to carry on with study, you will have some broad knowledge and skills to enhance your employment prospects.
There are two entry dates per year:
- February (Hawke’s Bay)
- July (Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti)
This qualification is for people intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at higher levels including at degree level, within the context of a field of study or employment pathway. There are two study pathway options:
- Te Hāpai Hāpori | Social Sciences or Teaching Pathway, for those wishing to pursue a career in social sciences or teaching.
- Hauora | Nursing/Health Pathway, for those wishing to pursue a career in nursing or other health professions.
You will be prepared for further study in your chosen career pathway and upon graduating with this qualification you will be able to:
- Locate, select and analyse relevant information from a variety of sources and apply to tasks and problems in your area of interest.
- Work independently and collaboratively on academic tasks and problems.
- Construct a reasoned and researched argument, communicated using a range of appropriate media.
- Develop and critique a study and career plan that identifies specific long-term career goals.
Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or private message us on Facebook for a chat about your study options. You can also visit at any time to view our campuses and facilities.
Please note: part-time learners will be strongly advised to complete the core courses before they enrol in any of the elective courses.
Your future career and study opportunities
Upon completion of this qualification you will have the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at higher levels including at degree level, within the context of a field of study or career pathway. There are three career pathway options:
Te Hāpai Hāpori | Social Sciences Pathway
Bachelor of Social Work or another degree or diploma related to social sciences or working within communities.
Te Hāpai Hāpori | Teaching Pathway
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), or another degree or diploma related to education.
Hauora | Nursing/Health Pathway
Bachelor of Nursing or another degree or diploma related to health.
Please note: Graduates of the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Hauora Pathway) Level 4, will need to have achieved 65% or higher in the TWO elective courses for Hauora.
- Achievement of NCEA Level 2 with a minimum of 10 credits from literacy-rich subjects; or
- NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3).
You may be asked to provide evidence of a level of literacy and numeracy sufficient to:
- be able to study at this level, and
- interpret and apply health and safety requirements.
Applicants must supply a personal statement about their background, reasons for wanting to undertake the programme, and any factors that could impact on their study.
Applicants must also return the included Course Selection Form.
Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the digital components of the courses. Learner guidance and further details are provided in the application and enrolment information.
English language entry requirements
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level.
Those applicants whose first language is not English should have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of at least 5.5 issued within the last two years with no less than 5.0 in any band or equivalent.
Academic learning services
Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.
We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.
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EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels. Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study. Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.
You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally. Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com or call in for a chat.