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

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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Construction)

CertificateFull time - 6 months, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

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February, July


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Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



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Christchurch - Madras Street


Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in construction.

This six-month programme is designed to build your skills for long term academic and career success by ensuring the essential layers of learning are in place. It covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with options in construction management or quantity surveying.

You'll take core courses designed to equip you with fundamental academic and mathematical skills, then a selection of courses specifically required to advance in your chosen pathway.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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, contact 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

Selection criteria

Successful completion of this qualification does not guarantee entry to the pathway programme of study. Entry requirements for these programmes still apply.

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 diploma or degree programmes.

Study pathways

The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 (Construction Pathway) leads directly to the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Construction Management/Quantity Surveying).