Foundation Studies

If you’re really keen to study, but you’re not quite ready for a diploma or a degree, why not enrol in our level 4 certificate programme?

The Certificate in Study & Career Preparation (CertPrep), offered at our Manukau campuses, assists students with the development of key skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed in tertiary education including degree level. The programme provides a foundation for students who want to continue into Laidlaw programmes in Theology, Teaching or Counselling through a mixture of academic skills development and reflection on Christian faith and life.

Upon completion graduates will be able to:

  • Locate, select and analyse relevant information from a variety of sources and apply to context-relevant tasks and problems.
  • Construct a reasoned and researched argument, communicated using a range of appropriate media.
  • Work independently and collaboratively on context-relevant academic tasks and problems.
  • Develop and critique a study and career plan that identifies specific long-term career goals.

Upon the successful completion of the programme students may also apply for entry into more advanced programmes in Theology, Teacher Education or Counselling.


Programme Summary

LEVEL 4, 60 credits
DURATION One semester full-time, part-time options available
STARTS February & July
PLACES Open
CAMPUS Manukau
TUITION FEE $2,160 plus Student Services Fee

Programme Requirements

The Certificate in Study and Career Preparation is a one semester full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. It is made up of four level 4, 15 credit courses comprising two study skills courses and two Christian studies courses.

The programme focuses on four key areas:

  • Academic reading, writing, and communication
  • Managing your study and learning
  • Encountering the Bible OR Basics of Christian Belief
  • Faith in Action

Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

Sue Davidson: [email protected] or 09 837 9769


SEMESTER TWO 2019

SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER TWO NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 15 JULY 2019
SEMESTER TWO BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ORIENTATION ALL CAMPUSES 22 JULY - 26 JULY 2019
INTENSIVES WEEK 19 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 SEPTEMBER 2019
MID-TERM BREAK 30 SEPTEMBER - 11 OCTOBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 OCTOBER 2019
LABOUR DAY 28 OCTOBER 2019
DECEMBER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 OCTOBER 2019
SEMESTER ONE 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 8 NOVEMBER 2019
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 15 NOVEMBER 2019
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 22 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 STARTS 25 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 ENDS 21 FEBRUARY 2020

SEMESTER ONE 2020

S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 November 2019
S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 November 2019
DOMESTIC S1 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 January 2020
COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24 January 2020
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY 27 January 2020
BTEACH YEAR THREE BEGINS 28 January 2020
THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 January 2020
WAITANGI DAY 6 February 2020
S1 2020 LATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 February 2020
NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY S1 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 February 2020
SEMESTER ONE BEGINS 24 February 2020
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 24 February 2020
ORIENTATION WEEK ALL CAMPUSES 24-28 February 2020
APRIL GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 February 2020
S2 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 28 February 2020
COURSE ADD/DELETE END DATE 6 March 2020
PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL END DATE 13 March 2020
SEMESTER 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 March 2020
INTENSIVES WEEK 23-27 March 2020
BTEACH CAMP 26-27 March 2020
AUCKLAND GRADUATION CEREMONY 4 April 2020
GOOD FRIDAY 10 April 2020
EASTER MONDAY 13 April 2020
MID TERM BREAK 10-27 April 2020
ANZAC DAY OBSERVED 27 April 2020
S2 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 May 2020
RETURNING STUDENTS S2 COURSE SELECTIONS OPEN 18 May 2020
S2 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 May 2020
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 01 June 2020
S1 COURSE EVALUATIONS OPEN 08 June 2020
S2 COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19 June 2020
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 26 June 2020
S2 THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26 June 2020
S1 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 24 July 2020
MID-YEAR BREAK 29 June - 17 July