New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills
Level 1

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    20 February 2023
    17 July 2023
  • Length

    19 weeks full-time: 17 teaching weeks plus 2 holiday weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    Zero fees

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Free programme.

Take this programme to change your future for the better.

This programme is eligible for fees-free funding through either the Youth Guarantee, First Year Fees Free, or an internal NMIT scholarship. Our staff will automatically review each application to ensure the appropriate fees-free funding is applied, student levy will be included.

The NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1 provides a supported pathway into further study and employment. It aims to provide young people with the skills and confidence needed to go on into further study at NMIT at Level 3+ or into entry-level employment.

All your work is project-based. You might present your work as rap or art, in discussion or as written words - whatever works best for you.

Learners on this programme have very high levels of success. This could be you! 

This programme is not equivalent to NCEA Level 1.








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