New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills
Level 2

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

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

  • Locations and dates


    22 July 2024
    17 February 2025
    14 July 2025


    22 July 2024
    17 February 2025
    14 July 2025
  • Length

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

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    Zero fees

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies (2024; $2.05 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.

Foundation Skills is here to help you uncover what you're truly great at in life.

This programme is eligible for fees-free funding through either the Youth Guarantee(external link), 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.
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Forget the traditional classroom setting. No more endless hours at a desk, churning out essay after essay. Instead, you'll dive into engaging, hands-on, and fun activities. It's about redefining your learning experience.

In Foundation Skills, you'll join a welcoming, diverse community where you're celebrated for being yourself. You'll receive incredible support from our fantastic tutors, who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals and enjoy the process.

We'll assist you in discovering your strengths, identifying your support network, building your skills, and developing a plan for your future. Our ultimate aim is for you to leave with the confidence to succeed in further studies, work, or any other life ambitions.

The NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2 provides a supported pathway to further study and employment.

It aims to give young people the skills and confidence to further study at NMIT at Level 3+ or into entry-level employment.








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