|Certificate||Full time - 5 months, part time also available||
Annual Fees(indicative 2015)
Domestic$2,300 - $2,900
Additional Costs$300 texts
Application dueEarly enrolment advised
Madras Street Campus
This open entry qualification will allow you to meet the academic entry requirements for the health and applied science diplomas and degrees at CPIT.
This programme is for you if you want to enter health or applied science programmes but do not hold the necessary theoretical knowledge.
During the Certificate in Pre Health and Science you will study several disciplines including human biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, academic skills and communication. You will also get the chance to study specialist subjects such as an introduction to health and social services.
On enrolment you will select the subjects relevant to the next level of your health and science studies such as those we offer at CPIT: Human Nutrition, Laboratory Science, Medical Imaging, Midwifery, Nursing, Physical Activity, Health and Wellness and Sports and Exercise Science.
In order to have the best chance of succeeding in this programme you will need a basic level of literacy and numeracy and be able to dedicate sufficient time to meet the academic study requirements. During the programme you will be required to spell technical and specialised words correctly and you will need to be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions in order to meet Health and Safety requirements in the laboratory.
Please note that while entry to this programmme requires an IELTS level of 6.0 Academic, entry to some of the CPIT Health Science degrees requires a score of 6.5 or 7.0 Academic.
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 50 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
- This programme has open entry, but English language requirements apply.
If English is not your first language you may also be
required to provide evidence of your English language skills
as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English
language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent
resident, contact us for an assessment.
- IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no lower than 5.5 in the
speaking and reading subtests and 6.0 in the listening and
writing subtests). For acceptable alternatives refer to the
English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
- IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no lower than 5.5 in the speaking and reading subtests and 6.0 in the listening and writing subtests). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
Results from specified courses within the Certificate in Pre Health and Science may be used for selection purposes according to pre-determined minimums.
To apply for this programme please:
- complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form
If you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .
Our programme will give you a taste of the many facets of scientific study and an understanding of health care in New Zealand, setting you up for further education in the area that interests you most.
As a certificate graduate you will be in an ideal position to progress to many other CPIT programmes including:
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Technology)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness or Sport and Exercise Science)
- Bachelor of Medical Imaging
- Bachelor of Midwifery
- Bachelor of Nursing
Recommended school subjects
- Admission & Enrolment Form PDF File: 513.0 KB
- International Application Form PDF File: 147.3 KB
- Certificate in Pre Health and Science timetable PDF File: 167.5 KB
- Pathways for Certificate in Pre Health and Science PDF File: 32.4 KB
Maths for Pre Health A
Maths for Pre Health B
Academic Skills 1 - An Introduction
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Health and Social Services
Maths & Statistics
The Human Body