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Certificate of Proficiency

A Certificate of Proficiency (COP) allows you to experience a module within a course, without having to commit to the full qualification. It is suitable for those who want to study something that interests them. It is also a good option for those who want to test whether that subject or qualification may be something they wish to pursue more of in the future.

This is a great opportunity if you are looking to:

  • Study short-term,
  • experience a new field of study,
  • advance your current knowledge,
  • meet a programme entry requirement, or 
  • gain knowledge in a subject you’re interested in.

Explore the subject areas available at Wintec below, and if you are interested in studying towards a COP, please contact the specific centre for more information.

Additionally, if you decide to progress to a full course, you can reassign the points from your COP to a qualification. 

Explore a subject

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Subject areas can include accounting, administration, event management, human resources, operations and production management, sales and marketing, strategic management, and supply chain management.

Contact the Centre for Business and Enterprise.

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Health and Social Practice

Subject areas can include health and wellbeing, nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy.  

Contact the Centre for Health and Social Practice.

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Information Technology

Subject areas can include web development, information systems, software development, ethical practice, and technical support.

Contact the Centre for Information Technology.

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Media Arts

Subject areas can include communications, contemporary art, music and performing arts, design, and journalism.

Contact the School of Media Arts.

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Sport Science and Human Performance

Subject areas can include sport science and human performance, exercise, outdoor adventure, and massage.

Contact the Centre for Sports Science and Human Performance.

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