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
Police preparation and security
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! Advisers.
^Free study for the specified qualifications may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.
*All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2020 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. Free Study for Level 3 may be available for 16 to 19 year olds (Youth Guarantee). Free study for up to one year for Levels 3 and 4 may be available under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), a government-led training initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications. [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.