New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

South Auckland - 29 July 2024


NZQA Level: 2
NZQA Credits: 60
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
18 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
6 December 2024

This qualification is designed for 16-19 year old learners who want to explore different study options at NZMA, and provides foundational knowledge across one or more of the most popular disciplines on offer at NZMA - hospitality, cookery, health and sport. This 16 week programme allows learners a taste of different paths ahead of making a decision about future study at NZMA.

If you are aged 16-19, and meet the course entry requirements, you can attend this course for FREE.

In this practical course, you’ll get to know yourself and discover a range of things you can study in the NZMA family. Over 16 weeks you’ll get to try out one or more of our most popular subjects (Hospitality, Cookery, Health and Sport) . You’ll be busy working with your hands, doing projects and going on field trips instead of just sitting in a classroom.

In this course you’ll also meet others like you, learn about different cultures, visit a marae and get to visit some industry workplaces

621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

To enrol you will need to be: 

  • A NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  • 16 to 19 years of age before the start of the course.*

  • Come and meet us and have a chat at the campus

  • Prepared to study full-time 

You will also need to complete an application form. These courses fill up quickly and spaces are available on a first-come first-served basis. 

*15 year olds who hold Ministry-approved early exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

You can attend this course for free if you are aged 16-19 and meet the course entry requirements. This course is part of the government led Youth Guarantee Programme

You can also get help with paying for travel to and from your course. This can all be sorted through Student Support.

If you meet certain conditions you can get a student loan and allowances. Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit

The cost can be different depending on the subject and duration of the course. View the course cost for New Zealand students here.


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