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Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways

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The Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways can provide you with the platform to:
  • Go on to further study
  • Enhance your work skills, or
  • Simply pursue your interests

Enhance Your Study Skills​

We have programmes that enhance study skills and allow you to discover what is expected at tertiary level study.  There are specific pathways if you are interested in further study, e.g. health (e.g. nursing, midwifery) or sport science.

A range of short courses are also available. These include grammar and report writing online, basic computing, and a variety of Adult Community Education classes that are offered in partnership with community education providers.

Pathway Programmes

​Business Administration and Information Technology

Business 3​​

Media Arts

Certificate in Media Arts (Level 4)

Health and Social Practice

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)

Youth Guarantee Programmes

More information here

Maori and Pasifika Trades Training Programmes​

View available programmes​​

My Career Pathway

Are you interested in getting involved in a trade but unsure which one best suits you? My Career Pathway is a Level 2, project-based vocational programme where you'll gain the skills you need to move into entry level employment or further education pathways.


You can choose to study one of the three following strands and vocational pathways:

  • Manufacturing & Technology: Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Construction and Infrastructure: Building, Plumbing and Gas Fitting
  • Fresh Green Start: Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Landscape Construction

You'll learn a range of skills through fun hands-on project-based activities.


What you will achieve:

In just 6 months you'll learn core skills and capabilities such as self-confidence , trades skills and knowledge, literacy and numeracy and you'll also gain

  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills level 2
  • As well as 60 credits in a vocational pathway
  • And a further 20 credits which will count towards the NCEA level 2 qualification

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