New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General/Workplace/Academic) (Level 3)

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkaitahi aa Motu i te Reo Iingarangi (Ritenga/Waahi Mahi/Puumaatauranga) (Paetoru)
Code WR3059
Level 3
Credits 60
Duration 1 semester
Domestic student fee $Free Fees option for all New Zealand residents.* (per year)
IntakesOn Demand
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$390 per week
IntakesVarious
Minimum IELTSNot applicable
Duration (length of study)Various
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Programme aim

This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language, attending NZQA approved programmes delivered in Aotearoa New Zealand or off-shore.

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate in most situations with some independence and fluency in order to participate in everyday/social/community, workplace and/or academic English language contexts.

This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for general, workplace, or academic purposes.

Award information

To achieve the award of theNew Zealand Certificate in English Language (General/Workplace/Academic) (Level 3), students must pass a total of 60 credits, including:

  • a minimum of 45 credits from the Core Courses;
  • a maximum of 15 elective credits from a higher level English Language course.

To achieve the award of theNew Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)graduates must be able to use English relevant to everyday/social/community contexts to meet the outcomes.


To achieve the award of theNew Zealand Certificate in English Language (Workplace) (Level 3)graduates must be able to use English relevant to a workplace context to meet the outcomes.


To achieve the award of theNew Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 3)graduates must be able to use English relevant to an academic context to meet the outcomes.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates of this qualification will have the English language skills to:

  • understand the main points and key supporting detail in extended oral interaction and factual information in familiar contexts;
  • speak with some coherence, fluency and spontaneity to express personal ideas and sustain interaction in familiar contexts;
  • read and understand a range of texts on familiar topics; scan, locate and gather information to fulfil a specific task; and 
  • write comprehensible, connected texts on familiar topics with reasonable linguistic accuracy, using a range of text types.          

Included in the above students will have the skills to:

  • apply language-learning strategies to understand and respond to standard English; and
  • understand and practise cultural aspects embedded in standard English.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with Waiariki's Academic Regulations.  There are no English language entry requirements for this qualification, however applicants will be assessed on entry to determine current English language competencies.

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Core courses

(choose a minimum of 45 credits)

Course details
ENGL.3105 Language-learning Strategies for Clear, Standard English
Students will develop ability to apply language-learning strategies to understand and respond to clear standard English.
Credits 5 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.3206 Cultural Aspects of Clear, Standard English
Students will develop ability to understand and respond to cultural aspects of clear standard English.
Credits 10 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.3401 Exchanging Factual Information in English
Students will develop ability to understand, present and respond to factual information in clear standard English on familiar topics for general, workplace or academic contexts.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.3402 Exchanging Ideas in English
Students will develop ability to understand others' ideas, as well as present and support a point of view, in clear standard English in general, workplace or academic contexts.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.3403 Participating in Transactions in English
Students will understand and produce clear standard English in transactional exchanges for general, workplace or academic contexts.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.3404 Interacting in a Range of Familiar Social Situations in English
Students will develop ability to understand and participate in familiar, straightforward interactions in clear standard English for general, workplace or academic contexts.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand

Elective courses

A maximum of 15 elective credits from any higher level English Language course.


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017