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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 Foundation Certificate (International)

Qualification Regulations

Part I

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

Part II


1. Admission to the Foundation Certificate (International) 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 TOEFL score, or other evidence acceptable to Academic Board.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Foundation Certificate (International) 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 Foundation Certificate (International) schedule; and

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

and including:

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


3. The Foundation Certificate (International) is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

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

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.

Schedule for the Foundation Certificate (International)

Core Courses (60 credits from)

115016 Academic English 15 credits

115017 Information Technology for Academic Studies 15 credits

115018 Introduction to Academic Communications 15 credits

115019 Socio-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand 15 credits

Pathway Courses

247024 General Mathematics 15 credits

Business Pathway (60 credits from)

115020 Accounting Fundamentals 15 credits

115021 Economics Fundamentals 15 credits

115023 Management Fundamentals 15 credits

247024 General Mathematics 15 credits

Science Pathway (60 credits from)

247020 Biology Fundamentals 15 credits

247021 Chemistry Fundamentals 15 credits

247022 Mathematics Fundamentals 15 credits

247023 Physics Fundamentals 15 credits

247024 General Mathematics 15 credits