Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE)

English Language and Foundation Pathways

If you are keen to study at Massey University but do not have the English language or academic requirements for admission, see the pathway programmes offered by the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE). These courses will help you develop the English language, academic and study skills necessary for admission to university and for successful study. If you just want to improve your English, see the Intensive English course details.


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Professional Development Courses and Study Tours 

Massey University's Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) offers innovative short courses and international study tours.  We have more than 25 years experience customising programmes for domestic and international groups.  By accessing expertise from across the University, we design professional development courses and study tours to meet your learning objectives. 


International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used. The test covers four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. 



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Occupational English Test (OET)

The OET is an international English language test to assess the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practice in an English-speaking environment. The emphasis is on communication in medical and healthcare settings.


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Whether you are developing your career, preparing for university study or committed to continued learning, Massey University has a range of high-quality courses to suit your needs. As New Zealand’s only multi-campus university and with a comprehensive distance-learning programme, we are easily accessible. We also have extensive experience in tailor-making courses.

Whatever your needs, we can help you achieve your personal and professional learning goals.

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About massey university

Massey University was founded as an agricultural college over 80 years ago and has a very strong history, particularly in the areas of agriculture and food.

Today, we also lead the way in areas like creative arts, dispute resolution, education, executive development, food technology, health and whanau development. We also have over 50 years experience in distance learning.

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