Applicants are required to have completed three years of secondary education and:
- have gained a minimum of 16 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 8 credits in English and 8 credits in Mathematics; or
- have gained a qualification at NZQF Level 2 or higher in a related subject area; or
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for
Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience
may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the
Centre Director or designated nominee.
a) Candidates may be required to attend an interview and undertake a Study Skills assessment.
b) To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must by physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.