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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Certificate in Foundation Studies
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Certificate in Foundation Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) have completed NCEA Level 2, or equivalent; and

(b) if English is not the applicant’s first language, have achieved an IELTS of 5.5 overall with no band less than 5.0, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Certificate in Foundation Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) the core courses listed in Schedule A for the Certificate in Foundation Studies schedule; and

(b) courses selected for one pathway as listed in Schedule B for the Certificate in Foundation Studies;

and including:

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Certificate in Foundation Studies is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

4. A candidate’s programme of study may not exceed four academic years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Certificate in Foundation Studies.

5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

7. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the certificate, candidates who commenced study towards the Certificate in Foundation Studies prior to 01 January 2021 may be permitted to substitute 247001, 247002 and/or 247003, if already completed, for 247005, 247006, 247007 and/or 247008. Science pathway students may also substitute 115014 and/or 192011, if already completed, for a course or courses included in the Science Pathway schedule. These transitional arrangements expire on 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Certificate in Foundation Studies

Schedule A: Core courses

192040 Academic Language and Writing 1 15 credits

192041 Academic Language and Writing 2 15 credits
P 192040

192042 Study Skills and Strategies 15 credits

192043 Critical Academic Skills 15 credits

Schedule B: Specific courses Pathways

Business Pathway (60 credits from)

115013 Foundation Management 15 credits
R 152011

115014 Foundation Economics 15 credits
R 178011

115015 Foundation Financial Literacy 15 credits

192011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

247005 Foundation Mathematics A 15 credits

Humanities/Social Sciences Pathway (60 credits from)

115014 Foundation Economics 15 credits
R 178011

150001 Foundation Māori Culture 15 credits

192011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

230001 Foundation Humanities 15 credits

230002 Foundation Social Sciences 15 credits

Science Pathway (60 credits from)

247004 Foundation Biological Sciences 15 credits
R 119012

247005 Foundation Mathematics A 15 credits

247006 Foundation Mathematics B 15 credits

247007 Foundation Chemistry 15 credits

247008 Foundation Physics 15 credits

Health Pathway (60 credits from)

150001 Foundation Māori Culture 15 credits

192011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

214003 Foundation Human Bioscience 15 credits

230002 Foundation Social Sciences 15 credits

247005 Foundation Mathematics A 15 credits

Creative Arts Pathway (60 credits from)

150001 Foundation Māori Culture 15 credits

192011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

293001 Foundation Drawing 15 credits

293002 Foundation Sound and Image 15 credits

293003 Foundation Fabricate 15 credits