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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Business context


Dunedin and Auckland (Auckland programme for international students only)

Dunedin: One semester full-time (part-time options - conditions apply); Auckland: 17 weeks full-time

On campus 

Dunedin: February and July
Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
Until start date
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Auckland International Campus
    13 January 2020
    6 March 2020 - 23 March 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    23 March 2020
    15 May 2020 - 1 June 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    1 June 2020
    24 July 2020 - 10 August 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    10 August 2020
    2 October 2020 - 19 October 2020
  • Auckland International Campus
    19 October 2020
    11 December 2020 - 11 January 2021
  • Dunedin
    20 July 2020
    26 September 2020 - 11 October 2020

Want to gain the skills needed for higher level learning? 

This programme will teach you what is needed for diploma- and degree-level study. You will develop your academic reading and writing skills and an understanding of the research process. You will also build your computer skills, learn how to better manage your time and gain confidence by exploring your own personal learning style.  

Successful completion of this Certificate will give you guaranteed entry into the: 

as long as you meet the stated English Language requirement for the specific programme. 

Pathway options into the Bachelor of Information Technology and other Otago Polytechnic diploma and degrees are also available, again, as long as you meet the stated English Language requirements

At our Auckland International Campus, this programme is offered by Future Skills Academy due to a sub-contract arrangement with Otago Polytechnic. Auckland study block dates > 

Please note: Our Auckland-based programme is subject to minimum numbers.  

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