New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Toa Sports).xml New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Toa Sports)

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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Toa Sports)
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CertificateFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code




February, July




Course related costs

Please enquire with the department



Domestic Applications due

9 February and 13 July

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street


Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in sports health or indigenous studies.

If you want to make culture and fitness part of your future, this six-month programme provides an excellent foundation by combining a focus on language and culture with an emphasis on fitness, nutrition, anatomy and coaching. Identity is a key aspect of the programme. You'll have opportunities to develop your understanding of Te Reo Māori and Gagana Samoa within a sports context and explore culture within coaching practice.

The skills you gain will set you up for long term academic success. You'll take core courses designed to equip you with fundamental academic, health and cultural skills, then a selection of courses specifically required to advance in your chosen pathway.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, us for an assessment. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme complete:

  • An Admission and Enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This certificate will prepare you for further study by developing your basic and general academic skills before you embark on full time certificate, diploma or degree programmes.

Study pathways

The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 (TOA Sports Pathway) leads directly to the Certificate in Fitness and the Certificate in Māori Language. It also leads to the Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation, which is required to enrol in a range of diploma and degree programmes in science, engineering, health, animal care, architecture, construction and Māori language and indigenous studies.

Recommended school subjects

  • English