Course details

National Certificate in Radio (Foundation Skills)
NZQF Level 3

About the course

This qualification is for people entering the radio industry. It is a general, capability-oriented certificate which covers a wide range of skills such as presenting, broadcasting, writing, and reporting from many sectors of the industry. It provides a broad-based introduction to the industry and has been designed to allow learners to enter employment in the industry. The qualification will also allow learners to develop broad and transferable skills such as organising, communicating, and writing, as well as how to work with other people.

The certificate is a stand-alone qualification comprised of compulsory standards. Those who are credited with it will be able to perform a wide range of skills in an employment situation. This certificate could lead onto other Radio certificates such as the National Certificate in Radio (Programming) [Ref: 0300] or the National Certificate in Radio (Sales) [Ref: 0301] which learners may decide to pursue.

About the provider

The NZ School Of Radio has two intakes per year; Semester 1 starts in mid-January and Semester 2 mid-July.

Class sizes are limited which gives you more one-on-one time with the more than 25 tutors & guest speakers that come into the school and more on-air time on the two radio stations on campus.

Our New Zealand radio school course is extremely popular with students and guests alike. We have over 25 guest tutors (including radio legends like Stables) and speakers that visit the school during the semester. You will learn from people who have been-there, done-that, and are willing to share their knowledge with you. We now also offer international guest speakers through ‘Skype’… our thinking is ‘act locally, think globally’!

The myriad guests that frequent the course will also make crucial radio industry contacts down the line, which will be beneficial in your future employment.

Radio job placements over the last 3 years have averaged 69.2%, but the process does require some enthusiasm, passion and drive from you.

You will get to meet many of the stars of the NZ radio industry with trips to Auckland, and exclusive work experience opportunities.

You’ll be shown around (and get to know the folks) at the Rock, the Edge, More FM, Radio Live, ZM, Classic Hits, Newstalk ZB, Flava, Radio Hauraki and more!