Foundation Skills (Getting Started)

If it has been a while since you last studied at tertiary level, or you have never studied before at tertiary level, a great way to get started is to enrol on the one semester Certificate in Smart Study to prepare you for successful, enjoyable study toward a diploma or degree. You will learn writing and study skills and participate in two electives depending on what you would like to study next.

Programmes

  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) this programme is fees free

    • Code: NZ2862
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 60
    • Duration: 1 semester

    Develop confidence, self-management, information access, and basic literacy and numeracy skills, to help you succeed in future employment, and education pathways.

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

    • Code: NZ2863
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 60
    • Duration: 1 semester

    Improve your study skills, computer skills, and communication. Explore career and higher level study options. This programme has a wide range of options to choose from and with small class...

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)

    • Code: NZ2860
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 60
    • Duration: 1 semester

    Are you looking to get into tertiary study? This programme will prepare you for further study on diploma and degree level qualifications.

Courses

  • Administration Skills - Introductory

    • Code: BADM.2202
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    This course aims to provide students with the skills to carry out reception duties including the use of office equipment as well as knowledge of the components of good customer...

  • Advanced Study Skills Making the Most of Your Tertiary Studies

    • Code: GENR.4001
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

    This course aims to equip students with advanced study skills and strategies to enhance success in study at diploma and degree level....

  • Building Drawings, Calculations and Employment Skills

    • Code: CONS.3105
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy; Taupo Trades Academy; Tokoroa Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to interpret and create construction sketches and drawings, and perform building calculations based on construction drawings....

  • Cafe and Barista Service

    • Code: HOSP.3105
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Develop knowledge and skills in providing basic café service, and preparing and serving a range of espresso, mocktail and other non-alcoholic beverages....

  • Cattle and Dairy Farming

    • Code: AGRI.3108
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively handle and milk cows, identify common behavioural and health problems and understand...

  • Communication in Health Care

    • Code: HLTH.2002
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy

    The aim of the course is for students to describe strategies in meeting communication needs of people with a communication disability, demonstrate understanding of service plans and their purpose and...

  • Construction Hand and Power Tools

    • Code: CONS.3104
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy; Taupo Trades Academy; Tokoroa Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to safely select, operation and maintain hand and power tools used within the construction industry....

  • Construction Materials and Safe Working Practices

    • Code: CONS.3103
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy; Taupo Trades Academy; Tokoroa Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of health and safety requirements, safe working practices, and the use of timber, other construction materials, machinery and equipment...

  • Employment Skills

    • Code: GENR.2402
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Taupo; Whakatane; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    This course aims to provide students with competencies and skills to obtain employment at entry level. These skills include producing a CV, being interviewed, customer service techniques, behaving assertively and...

  • Farm Maintenance

    • Code: AGRI.2208
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide the skills and knowledge required for undertaking basic farm maintenance....

  • Fencing for the Farm

    • Code: AGRI.3100
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand electric and non-electric fence components, locate faults, use fencing tools and apply safe fencing...

  • Fundamental Farm Maintenance

    • Code: AGRI.3201
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Gain the skills and knowledge required for undertaking basic farm maintenance using plumbing, carpentry and welding techniques....

  • Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery

    • Code: HLTH.2001
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is for students to be able to describe and demonstrate safe work practices that encompass environmental, physical safety and culturally aware practices, at a foundational...

  • Introduction to Brick and Block Work

    • Code: TRDE.2001
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy; Taupo Trades Academy; Tokoroa Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the masonry industry, the work processes, tools, equipment and materials used for brick and block work, and workplace...

  • Introduction to Garment Construction

    • Code: FASH.3012
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Gain industry standard sewing techniques to construct a garment using a commercial pattern, and create a professional finish....

  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise

    • Code: SPRT.3001
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Rotorua Trades Academy

    Students will develop introductory knowledge and skills in assessing personal levels of fitness, developing and implementing basic exercise plans and providing basic exercise instruction....

  • Introduction to Professional Cookery

    • Code: CULI.3006
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Gain introductory skills required to start producing a range of simple food products. Learn the techniques and knowledge in food preparation processes, basic cookery applications, and presentation of cuisine....

  • Introduction to Sports Coaching

    • Code: SPRT.3002
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop introductory knowledge and skills in sports coaching, the coaching environment, factors that influence exercise and training programmes and planning basic coaching sessions....

  • Introductory Pattern Design

    • Code: FASH.3013
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Learn how to draft basic pattern blocks for women’s outerwear. Apply pattern manipulation techniques to create a range of garment designs and features, and develop the skills and knowledge to...

  • Knowledge of a Support Care Worker in Health Care Delivery

    • Code: HLTH.2003
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is for students to demonstrate understanding of the role and responsibilities of the support worker in relation to consumers of the health care and or...

  • Life Sciences

    • Code: GENR.4005
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

    This course aims to introduce students to scientific facts, principles and theories that support study of living organisms....

  • Livestock Health and Behaviour

    • Code: AGRI.2100
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to check and report on livestock situations, assist with the handling and grazing of livestock, and...

  • Maths Skills for Tertiary Studies

    • Code: GENR.4003
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

    This course will revise basic mathematics and introduce students to the fundamentals of algebra and statistics....

  • Office Documents

    • Code: BADM.2005
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    This course aims to provide students with skills to manage a range of day to day office procedures at an introductory level which includes spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, file management...

  • Outdoor Challenge

    • Code: TOUR.2000
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Build your confidence and self esteem through personal development activities, and gain the confidence to enter/re-enter the education pathway....

  • Rudiments of Music

    • Code: MUSC.3001
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will explore the essence of music fundamentals through an investigation of simple music notation, rhythm, pitch and harmony and transfer their new-found abilities to an instrument or voice in...

  • Rural Hazards and Machinery Maintenance

    • Code: AGRI.3105
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand rural workplace hazards, and to carry out servicing and repair requirements for typical motorised...

  • Te Puawai

    • Code: MAOR.5010
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Whakatane

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to aspects of te ao Māori including te reo Māori, waiata, andMāori society. The course will also introduce the history of...

  • Wool Shed Operations and Lambing

    • Code: AGRI.3102
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand wool-shed operations and hazards, operate a shearing hand- piece, assist with wool shed operations,...

  • Word Processing Introductory

    • Code: BADM.2101
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy; Whakatane Trades Academy

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills to apply text processing conventions and word processing functions to produce business documents while applying...

  • Writing for Tertiary Success

    • Code: GENR.4002
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

    This course aims to assist students to develop the academic writing skills necessary for study at diploma and degree level....

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