Course details

Health bridging certificate (Level 3 and 4)
NZQF Level 3

About the course

Don't have the academic requirements you need to enter one of our diploma- or degree-level healthcare programmes?

This programme will help you bridge the gap! 

Gain confidence, study skills and knowledge in a supportive environment with the guidance and advice from experienced teachers, and benefit from the blended, flexible delivery format, allowing you to fit study around other commitments.

During semester one (Level 3), you will study core courses such as Communication Skills and Study and Career Skills and progress to courses such as Function of the Human Body and Introduction to Careers in Health in semester two (Level 4).

Our health programmes also have non-academic entry requirements, so you may need to plan ahead!   

This programme is made up of two qualifications:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) - studied during semester one starting in February
  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - studied during semester two starting in July. 

Entry requirements

Entry to Level 3 

Open entry.

If English is not your first language, you must provide:
  • New Zealand University Entrance OR
  • Overall Academic IELTS 5.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
  • Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS. 
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study. 

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

Entry to Level 4

If you meet the below requirements, you will be able to apply for entry straight into Level 4. This six-month certificate starts in July every year and applications will open after our February intake.

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3), or equivalent. 

If English is not your first language, you must provide:
  • New Zealand University Entrance OR
  • Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
  • Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS. 
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study. 

About the provider

We're proud to be a leader in high quality, career-focused education with some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand. 

Employers love our graduates because they are work-ready, confident and solution-focused. We believe our people make a better world and our alumni are global citizens who care about making a difference. We have been given the highest possible quality ratings from Government and, as educators, we offer innovative ways for our learners to study so they can build their capability and realise their potential.

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