Candidates are required to have gained:
a) 24 credits at NCEA Level 1 including 12 credits in English or Māori, 10 literacy credits (5 credits in reading and writing) and 10 numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 or above; or
b) A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3; or
Candidates who have not met the entry criteria but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Centre Director.
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.