Certificate in Pre-Police Proficiency (level 3)

Hamilton - 22 July 2024

New Zealand Institute of Sport

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 3
NZQA Credits: 60
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
16 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
22 November 2024

This qualification is designed for learners who want to undertake preparatory training for joining the Police Force or security industry, and equips learners with knowledge and skills in NZ law, civil-defence related physical training, computer data analysis, self defence techniques and first aid. This programme provides learners real insight into the police force and prepares learners for police college training.

Looking to join the Police? This is the perfect course for anyone inspired to join the NZ Police Force or security industry.

This is the perfect course for anyone inspired to join the New Zealand Police Force as a Police Officer, Police Communicator, security organisations or going on to further study.

During this course you will:

Gain real insight from New Zealand Police Officers.
Visit locations such as the Royal New Zealand Police College (Wellington campus only), New Zealand Police, and Government facilities.
Train hard to meet the fitness requirements of the New Zealand Police, including the 2.4km run, press-ups, beep test, curl-ups, grip test, and the 50m swim.
Complete a Royal New Zealand Police College mock-test.

92 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

Entry is open to domestic students only, on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Successful study at NCEA Level 2, or equivalent

  • Be a competent swimmer (50 metres in approximately 55 secs)

  • Be physically fit*

*Be able to perform within 20% of the Police Entry requirements for the 2.4 km run, press-ups, grip test and 50m swim.

- Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here

- Course costs for international students are available here


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website. 


If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances. 

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz 


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