Free* study starts here
Left school without getting your NCEA Level 1 or 2, School Certificate or 6th Form Certificate? Start here and go anywhere with our free* Level 1 and 2 programmes.
There has never been a better time to either start studying for the job you want, or to take the next step into higher learning. As well as certificates in specialised areas of study, we also offer foundation programmes that help you gain the skills to study at tertiary level.
Areas of study
Foundation and bridging programmes
Foundation and bridging studies
Aged 16-19 and looking for a Level 3 programme? Check out the Youth Guarantee scheme.
For more information on the study option that's right for you contact one of our experienced Ask Me! Agents.
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If you know what you want to study, but you're unsure what to do next — we can help by sending through relevant information from the areas of study that appeal to you.
Or, if you need help deciding what to study our experienced Ask Me! agents can assist you. Complete the form below, and we'll be in touch.
*All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2021 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, that are eligible for tertiary study. [All free study is subject to funding confirmation]. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.