Prepare for higher study at Levels 5-7 (diploma and degree levels). Develop your academic skills. Focus on Social Science

This one-trimester 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 science.

Programme Outline

Social Science Strand
  • Academic Communication 
  • 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/Peer Support
  • Bachelor of Social Work

This strand can lead to further study at WelTec:

  • Bachelor of Counselling and Addictions Practice 
  • New Zealand Diploma in Youth Work

Entry Requirements

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) or equivalent work/study experience

International students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)


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