Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Mixed Field Programmes » General Education Programmes » General Education Programmes not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is for people intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at NZQF Level 4 or above, within the context of a field of study or career pathway.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Identify and apply knowledge obtained from a variety of specialised sources relevant to their chosen field(s).
- Manage own learning and work effectively as an individual and as a team-member to achieve relevant goals.
- Solve problems and communicate clearly using a range of appropriate media.
- Evaluate opportunities and develop plans for study and career pathways relevant to their chosen field(s).
Education pathways
This qualification builds on broad qualifications at NZQF Levels 1 and/or 2, including the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1 [Ref: 0928] and/or 2 [Ref: 0973].
Holders of this qualification will be able to progress to further study or training related to the context of their study, at NZQF Level 4 and above, including the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4).
Employment pathways
Graduates of this certificate may have enhanced opportunities in employment and professions associated with the context of their programme.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 34 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2863
Status Current
Created December 2015
Next Review December 2020
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Qualification Type

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Level

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Credits

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Subject Area

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Strategic Purpose Statement

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Graduate profile

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Education pathways

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Employment pathways

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Next Review

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Last Date For Entry

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Entry Requirements

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Education Organisation

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Developed By

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Created

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