Develop your skills and knowledge to help you progress into further study at diplomas and degrees level

Programme Overview

This one-semester programme provides an initial pathway for entering tertiary study in preparation for further qualification at Levels 5-7 (diplomas and degrees). Two strands are offered, health science and social services.

Programme Outline

Health Science Strand

  • Academic Communication 2
  • Career Pathways in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Biology 2
  • Chemistry 2

This strand can lead to further study at Whitireia:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing Māori
  • Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

Social Services Strand

  • Academic Communication 2
  • Career Pathways in Aotearoa NZ
  • Social Sciences for Degree Study
  • Social Psychology

This strand can lead to further study at Whitireia:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community) - Mental Health and Addiction
  • Bachelor of Social Work

This strand can lead to further study at WelTec:

  • Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies (Support Work)
  • Diploma in Alcohol and Drug Studies
  • Diploma in Health Psychology: Hauora Hinengaro
  • Certificate in Trauma Studies
  • Diploma in Trauma Management
  • Bachelor of Addiction Studies
  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Youth Development

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

At least 10 credits NCEA Level 2 literacy and 10 credits NCEA Level 2 numeracy or equivalent 

International students

IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

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