Palmerston North


Virtual Vocations Level 3

  Location: 121 Queen Street, Palmerston North 4410  
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  Tel/Fax: 06 354 0643  
  Enquiry: Click here to register your interest  
  Course hours: 30 hours per week  
  Fees for 2018: $3850* May be eligible for Fees-Free under TEC  

This fee-paying programme* is open to learners who are not currently engaged in education or employment and who are eligible under Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding.
Applicants will undertake an interview and must meet all relevant entry criteria, be proficient in English language (both written and spoken) and be able to demonstrate a commitment to completing the qualifications on the programme.



  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)
  About the course:
  • Virtual Vocations (Level 3) is designed to develop the skills required for employment; as well as providing an advanced foundation for further study, knowledge and skills acquisition.
  • Learners will develop transferable skills within vocational contexts that specifically target employment and educational pathways requiring them to integrate knowledge and skills to solve unfamiliar problems; access, analyse and use available sources of information; and work independently in undirected activity.
  • Learners will develop their skills around communication and team-leadership; planning and organisation; focused research; self-management and independence; working within time constraints; problem solving with creative solutions; community support and engagement; project administration and management; health and safety in the workplace.

Young people with an interest in:

  • Building confidence and developing the ability to succeed at higher levels of education
  • Developing transferable skills that employers’ value and be able to build on these.

* Interested Learners may be eligible under Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) policy for First Year Fees Free; alternatively, may have to apply for a Student Loan through StudyLink.  See our website for more information.