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Tena koutou, Nau mai ki te Te Pae Matauranga ki te Ao. Hi there, and welcome to UCOL, the Universal College of Learning. We’re a government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic with three campuses in the heartland of New Zealand. Our campuses in Palmerston North, Wairarapa and Whanganui offer you hands-on programmes of study, from certificate to post graduate degree level. At UCOL, learning is about doing. You’ll gain real and practical skills that employers are looking for from our industry experienced lecturers, so you can jump right into the work force. UCOL programmes create links between education and life, and help you to create a career with your talents. You’ll gain experience with your own hands, and it’s an adventure you’ll share in an exciting environment with people just like you. This prospectus will help you get started on your journey of study at UCOL in 2014. You’ll see our extensive range of over 100 programmes to choose from, the career pathways they could lead you to, and what other people like you have gone on to achieve with a UCOL qualification in hand. With UCOL as your hands on learning partner today, imagine what you could achieve tomorrow.


Palmerston North Campus

UCOL Palmerston North’s architecturally designed campus is situated in the heart of Palmerston North and is one of the city’s landmarks. It’s Maori name Rangitaane Tikaraina ki te Matauranga, translates in part as “straight pathway to education.” The campus architecture combines historic buildings with state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped gym, available to Exercise and Sport Science students. A new Learning Hub includes a contemporary, student friendly lounge area, more than 60 computer stations, wireless access for laptops for your use and access to our excellent library. There is also barista coffee and light food available.

The Palmerston North Lifestyle The lifestyle in Palmerston North is easy and affordable. Walking and biking are popular and you can enjoy a range of cultural and outdoor activities in a safe, sustainable environment. Have a picnic in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, go for a walk or cycle by The Manawatu River, or check out the cultural delights of The City Square. With plenty to do such as dining, shopping, socialising, biking, swimming, motorsport and other outdoor pursuits all at an affordable cost, Palmerston North really is Student City.

Location Corner King and Princess Streets, Palmerston North

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whanganui Campus Whanganui UCOL’s campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and is situated alongside the beautiful Whanganui River and Moutoa Gardens. Whanganui Iwi named the UCOL campus ‘Matapihi ki te Ao’ which means “window of opportunity to the world”. The campus is one block from the main shopping street and cafes and across the road from the Whanganui River. The Whanganui Quay School of the Arts, located on Wicksteed Street, houses UCOL’s Arts programmes, while the main campus houses Health and Science, Vocational and Design programmes.

The Whanganui Lifestyle Whanganui is located on the West Coast of the Central North Island of New Zealand. It is a peaceful river-side city, with beautiful parks, beaches, gardens and lakes. Whanganui is also host to a distinguished culture focused around creativity and arts. It is home to many of the region’s prominent museums, libraries and art galleries. Whanganui takes pride in representing a diverse population of European, Maori and Pasifika New Zealanders.

Location 16 Rutland Street, Whanganui


online Options wairarapa Campus UCOL Wairarapa’s campus is based in the appealing town of Masterton, on the outskirts of the town’s shopping precinct. The well-resourced campus is made up of single storey buildings set amongst mature trees, streams and plenty of green grass, providing a peaceful environment in which to study. The campus sits on Whakaoriori Marae, and hosts a Wharenui – Te Amorangi, available to students and the wider local community. Students and staff create a close-knit community where lecturers and support staff are readily accessible for advice and help. Facilities include a Student Hub with adjacent cafeteria where you can socialise and relax or study using the campus’ wireless capability. UCOL’s Masterton campus is the Wairarapa’s focus for tertiary training and education.

Are you working full time but want to further your education as well? Or perhaps you have other commitments that prevent you from studying on campus? Studying online is a great, flexible study solution if you can’t commit to full time campus study. Check out page 108 for our range of online study options.

The Wairarapa Lifestyle The Wairarapa is a growing horticultural, farming, tourism and lifestyle region. With a modest population, this rural area is well known for its top cuisine and viticulture industry. Offering everything from country cooking to fine dining in the many cafes, vineyards and restaurants, it is a beautiful region full of character.

Location 143-159 Chapel Street, Masterton

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Supporting you at UCOL We have many free services available to support you while studying at UCOL. We focus on giving you an unforgettable learning and social experience.

Information Centre Contact us by phone, email or come in and talk to us in person. Our professional and friendly team can give you all the information and advice that you need about UCOL programmes, help you through the processes of enrolling in or changing programmes, discuss the admissions process with you and even put you in touch with programme lecturers. Learning Services The Learning Services team are available to assist you with coursework and study, at all levels. Support is offered in a wide variety of areas, on a ‘one-on-one’ or ‘small group’ basis, and tailored to meet individual needs. Focus is placed on teaching strategies and skills necessary for personal improvement, success and independence. Learning Hubs There are Learning Hubs located at all three campuses. The main desk within the learning hub is where you can go for all your questions and first port of call queries. The Student Experience Team (SET) are there to support you during your study with UCOL and respond to any enquiries you may have.

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Library The Library contains a comprehensive array of resources to support your study. The library staff are committed to helping you use these resources so you can develop the research and study skills you need. Student Coach (PN Only) UCOL’s Student Experience Coach is available to support you when personal, social or practical issues are getting in the way of you being able to study effectively. Student Resource Centre (PN Only) A national award winning Student Resource Centre provides you with all of those miscellaneous items you will need, from your ID card and collecting assignments to parking stickers plus many other helpful services. Health Centre UCOL’s Health Centre offers help with most of your health needs, including free* doctor and nurse services.


Counsellors A confidential service to help with any issues that may affect you, either with your study or in your personal life. Childcare Available at the Palmerston North and Wairarapa campses to allow you to concentrate on study. These centres are very popular so booking in early is essential. Bus Service Free bus service within both Palmerston North and Whanganui cities on presentation of a valid student ID plus a free daily service between Palmerston North and Whanganui campuses. AS@U UCOL’s Student Association is run by students. They provide advocacy services, representation for students and other services which help you, as well as holding student events like orientation.

Maori & Pacific Island Support - Whanau Room Offering a holistic and focused support service in collaboration with other student support services across UCOL. The Whanau room is available for Maori and Pacific Island students to gather and support each other. Accessibility/Disability Coordinator Helping students to overcome barriers to their learning. Assistance with physical, mental or learning disabilities is available by contacting the Coordinator in your region. Chaplaincy Available to support all students and staff, regardless of race, gender or religious background. Chaplains do this by providing a listening ear, encouragement and support – including prayer support. *free to full-time domestic students with a Community Services Card. Otherwise the doctor’s fee is subsidised. Please note that not all services may be available on all campuses. Please contact UCOL for further information on what services are available at your campus.

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short courses These are generally formal qualifications between 20 and 39 credits. For more information, and a comprehensive list of the short courses UCOL provides, see our website: www.ucol.ac.nz and search ‘short courses.’

Certificate programmes UCOL Certificate qualifications can be made up of papers from Level 1 to Level 5. The programmes of study are between 12 weeks and two years, although you may be able to study part time which could take longer. A Certificate qualification outcome can lead into the workforce or further study options.

Diploma programmes UCOL Diploma qualifications are made up of papers from Level 4 to Level 6. They can be one to three years in length if studied full time and will have papers that add up to a minimum of 120 credits. A Diploma qualification outcome can lead into the workforce or further study options.

bachelor degrees UCOL Degree qualifications are made up of papers from Level 5 to Level 7. A Bachelor Degree programme can take between 3 and 4 years of full time study (or equivalent part-time). A total of 360 credits is required with a minimum of 72 credits at Level 7. A Bachelor Degree outcome can lead into the workforce or further study options.

Graduate Certificates / DIplomas A Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 60 credits at Level 5 to 7. Graduate Diplomas require a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5 or above. These programmes allow you to study further papers at the same level as your degree, but can be in a different subject area.

PostGraduate Certificates / Diplomas Post Graduate Certificates require a minimum of 60 credits at Level 8. Post Graduate Diplomas require a minimum of 120 credits with a minimum of 72 credits at Level 8 and the remaining at Level 7. These programmes allow you to study further papers at Masters level.

Master’s Degrees A Master’s Degree qualification is a Level 9 programme of study. Entry into this qualification is usually through the Bachelor Degree programme, or an equivalent level qualification or experience.

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NCEA Level 1 or equivalent*

Certificate Programmes

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent*

Diploma Programmes

NCEA Level 3 / University Entrance or equivalent*

Bachelor Degrees

* in addition to other UCOL/Programme criteria

We have a range of foundation programmes for those who don’t meet NCEA or programme criteria.

How NCEA levels compare to school certificate NCEA Level 1 is usually studied in Year 11. It replaces School Certificate. NCEA Level 2 is usually studied in Year 12. It replaces Sixth Form Certificate.

NCEA Level 3 is usually studied in Year 13. It replaces Bursary.

How to achieve NCEA qualifications Level 1 80 credits at Level 1 or above, including 10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits. Level 2 60 credits at Level 2 or above plus 20 credits from any level. Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met. Level 3 60 credits at Level 3 or above plus 20 credits from Level 2 or above.

This is the most common way that schoolleavers gain entrance to University. To be eligible you must achieve 42 credits at Level 3 or higher, including: • 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved list.* • 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in no more than two additional domains or approved subjects.

You must also meet literacy and numeracy requirements: • 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori, with at least 4 credits in Reading and 4 credits in Writing. • 14 credits in Mathematics or Pangarau at Level 1 or higher. * please contact UCOL for more information on the NCEA approved list of subjects.

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42 exercise & sport 49 health science 50 medical imaging 54 nursing 60 science 61 veterinary

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10 arts 18 fashion 24 graphic design 32 interior design 33 music 35 performing arts 36 photography 38 visual imaging

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construction 71 electrical 73 furniture making 74 mechanical

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78 administration 79 adult teaching 81 beauty 83 Business 86 Chef Training 89 computing 90 early childhood 95 hairdressing 97 hospitality 100 information &

communications technology (ICT) 107 mental health 108 online 110 study skills

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arts

Conceive, create, inspire. Nurture and progress your artistic talents with our Arts Programmes. With a studio of your own and the freedom to explore and refine your style across different art mediums, this is the place to start if you’re serious about a career in the arts.

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This one year Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts will enable you to gain skills, techniques and knowledge in either glass*, painting, printmaking, photography or sculpture and to examine theories underlying contemporary art practice. The Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts is primarily studio based, consisting of four specialist fine arts practice papers and two theory papers. You will work intensively within your chosen specialist Fine Arts subject, culminating in an exhibition of work and a written exposition of your art practice. Entry Requirements • A Bachelor Degree, or higher from an accredited provider in a relevant field. • Graduate equivalency for those who can demonstrate appropriate practical, professional or educational experience. Those entering with a Bachelor Degree, or higher qualification will be required to present either an original or certified copy of their academic transcript from the awarding institute. It is desirable for you to demonstrate past experience in the fine arts field or a fine arts qualification.


Graduate diploma in fine arts

Esmee McAuley

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Graduate profile Rongotai College Art teacher Esmee McAuley lived the life of a student last year. Studying full time in Whanganui for a Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at the Quay School of the Arts is a far cry from teaching secondary pupils in Wellington, but Esmee thrived in the art school’s creative environment. “It was a great opportunity to immerse myself in the fine arts and it was wonderful to be surrounded by like-minded people, all engaged in pursuing their passions,” she says. Born in Scotland, the 52 year old has an extensive background in design, art therapy and teaching. “I wanted a practical one year course in which I could learn as much about printmaking as I could,” says Esmee. “I had visited Whanganui UCOL in my position as a teacher of art and was so impressed with the graduate diploma course I decided that I wanted to try and work out a way I could do the course myself. I applied for, and was awarded, a study grant from the PPTA which enabled me to have the time away from school to complete the one year course.” Esmee will continue to encourage and teach students in the arts, particularly in painting and printmaking. “My dream for myself is to keep working at my own printmaking and still be improving and developing new skills. I would love to be able to build a small studio in my garden and start a printmaking centre in Miramar, in Wellington so that people in the local community can come and have a go. I would also like to sell a few prints every now and again!”

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As a tertiary provider, UCOL acknowledges the strong and vibrant arts community in Whanganui. In early 2013 a community based working party put significant energy and commitment into developing ideas for the future for fine arts and glass education and what this might look like. As a result, qualifications in glass of one, two and three year duration, and a three year applied arts Degree are being researched to determine whether they are feasible. If these were to proceed the, qualifications could be available from 2015. UCOL continues to work in partnership with the Wanganui District Council on these matters. Therefore, at the time of printing this Prospectus, UCOL was still determining whether there will be new enrolments into the Diploma in Glass Design and Production and the Bachelor of Fine Arts for 2014. Students currently undertaking the three year glass diploma and the four year Bachelor of Fine Arts are not affected and are completing their studies. As research is underway to progress and evaluate the options you can assist us by letting us know if you would consider enrolling in a glass qualification of one, two and/or three years duration or a t hree year applied arts degree. If you are interested in studying in this area please contact the UCOL Information Centre team on 0800 GO UCOL who will keep you informed of new developments as they occur. We will also be publishing regular updates on UCOL’s website in terms of future enrolments in existing programmes.

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arts bachelor of fine arts# / level 7 Art enriches our lives by bringing extraordinary and unexpected perspectives to everyday life. Studying this four year Bachelor of Fine Arts programme is a fantastic way of being a part of this stimulating world. You’ll study at the Whanganui Quay School of the Arts, where graduates have progressed to exhibit in galleries throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe. The Degree has a diverse curriculum with a broad range of studio* and academic resources. You are encouraged to explore contemporary issues while developing art processes and techniques as you attain the level of technical, conceptual and professional aspects required to become a Fine Arts practitioner. You could gain a career in: • studio art • arts management • museum practice • theatre & film • publishing • printing • curation • gallery ownership • secondary & tertiary teaching

diploma in glass design & production# / level 6 Become a professional glass artist with UCOL’s unique Diploma in Glass Design and Production. UCOL is the only tertiary institute in NZ that offers the internationally recognised Diploma.* This Diploma, taught at the Wanganui Glass School, is an intense educational programme designed to develop your skills and technical abilities to create distinctive contemporary glass art. Glass School students enjoy dedicated facilities designed for hot, warm and cold glass production. As a graduate, your Diploma will equip you to work as an assistant in an existing glass studio, or to establish yourself as an independent professional artist. Glass School graduates are successful as artists both nationally and internationally. Glass is a fascinating, alluring and seductive material. You could gain a career in: • independent professional glass • glass production technician roles • assistance in established glass studios

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You could gain a career in: • photography • fine arts • visual arts • computer graphic design • fashion* • glass* • staircase to further study

Discover your talent with UCOL’s Certificate in Art & Design. This programme is an excellent foundation to prepare you for further study in art, design or fashion*. This popular Certificate allows you to experience and have fun with printmaking, painting, drawing, computer graphic design, sculpture, fashion design* and art history, with the possibility of photography and glass* depending on availability. (You will be allowed access to the UCOL Quay School of the Arts’ facilities and be given professional direction and support throughout the year)*. The programme aims to provide a basic grounding in different arts media and is a good staircasing programme for entry into Diploma/ Degree qualifications.

* with the Wanganui District Council’s support, UCOL will continue to offer glass studies within the Certificate in Art & Design. The fashion & glass electives are only available at the Whanganui campus.

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fashion

Industrial machinery, one-on-one time with industry experienced lecturers and a nurturing learning environment. These are a glimpse of the many benefits you’ll gain from studying fashion at UCOL. Once you graduate you’ll be able to enter the fashion industry and even start your own label. 

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Fashion

graduate diploma in fashion / level 7 Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1 intake Fashion is all about change, trends and expression. The demands of today’s fastpaced, rapidly changing and technologically challenging fashion industry requires fashion graduates to be not only highly skilled and practiced in the art and technique of fashion, but also to be highly adaptable individuals who address challenges creatively, generate solutions and apply them in real-world situations. Entry Requirements • A Bachelor Degree, or higher from an accredited provider in a relevant field. • Graduate equivalency for those who can demonstrate appropriate practical, professional or educational experience. Those entering with a Bachelor Degree, or higher qualification, will be required to present either an original or certified copy of their academic transcript from the awarding institute. It is desirable for you to demonstrate past experience in the fashion field or a fashion qualification. You could gain a career in: • design • styling • manufacturing • buying • retail marketing consulting

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Graduate profile aimee maulder

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The highlight of 21 year old Aimee’s Bachelor of Fashion studies at Whanganui UCOL was seeing her final collection shown on the runway. “Our end of year fashion show was the best and most satisfying part of the programme,” she says. “It showed me how much I had learnt in three years and also how hard I’ve worked.” Born in Hawkes Bay, Aimee loves to sew and create things. “My favourite subject at high school was textile technology.” Aimee says she wanted to strengthen her pattern drafting and sewing skills, and Whanganui UCOL’s Fashion School appealed to her. “It is very strong in those aspects. And, it was only three hours from home!” She enjoyed UCOL’s small class sizes giving students plenty of one on one time with their lecturers. Aimee will soon begin a job as a Trainee Apparel Cutter in CAD pattern Production at Soma President, a large clothing manufacturer in Hastings where she spent a few weeks fulfilling her industry placement requirements during her studies. In the meantime she hasn’t stopped sewing. “I have started a small alterations and dress making business. “I love working with clients and shaping their ideas into a garment that is beautiful and personal to them.” Aimee’s ultimate dream is to have her own high profile label and business. “”Whether it’s dress making for clients, or showing collections at New Zealand Fashion Week, as long as I’m sewing I will be happy.”

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bachelor of fashion / level 7

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Whanganui 3 years full time Semester 1 intake UCOL’s School of Fashion offers a three year degree for people wanting a serious career in the exciting world of fashion. The Degree explores the fashion design process from concept to garment completion. Home to one of New Zealand’s top fashion schools, UCOL’s custom designed and superbly equipped School of Fashion will be your classroom, studio, production facility and research centre. The Bachelor of Fashion is a dynamic Degree which aims to educate you in the processes of design, production and analysis. It offers you the opportunity to develop your artistic knowledge and gain the skills to pursue a career within the fashion industry. Subjects include design, pattern making, construction, drawing, visual communication, business studies and production technology. You will be expected to produce a collection of garments for the annual fashion show, plus a professional design portfolio. All of this will enable you to secure a job in the fashion industry or start your own label – the opportunities in the fast moving world of fashion are endless. If you are interested in applying for this Degree, you are invited to tour the facilities and meet our experienced and passionate staff. You could gain a career in: • design • manufacturing • pattern making • computer-aided (cad) pattern making • merchandising • buying • graphic design • styling • sample making • pre-production management   • fabric buying • grading • marker making • retail management • retail assistance • company ownership • fashion/clothing brand creation

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Entry Requirements Entry qualifications for under 20 year old applicants: Admission under University Entrance/NCEA. Intending applicants must have achieved admission under the following NCEA criteria: • at least 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). At least 14 of these credits must be from each of two subjects from an approved list with another 14 of these credits from no more than two additional domains on the NQF, and • at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, and • at least 8 credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Maori, or • equivalent unit standards. You may need to present a portfolio, if required by UCOL. If you are over 20 years of age without Bursary, completion of the Certificate in Fashion could be an advantage. Students awaiting results: Applicants yet to receive NCEA results may be offered a place on the Degree which will be confirmed on the successful attainment of the required entry qualifications described above. Portfolio Specification Portfolios should contain 10 pieces of A4 sized work and should include finished pieces and pieces still under development. Portfolios are to be submitted as printed copies of work and must not include originals. Original pieces can be photographed. Each of the 10 pieces should be accompanied by a short (100 words maximum) description of the work and its purpose and process of production.


fashion certificate in fashion / level 4 Palmerston North* & Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1 intake You could gain a career in: • fashion • pattern making • design • manufacturing • buying • retail marketing consulting • staircase to further study

UCOL’s Certificate in Fashion is a one year full time certificate programme for people wanting to learn about the fashion industry. Over the year you will have the opportunity to develop technical skills in sewing, pattern making and design to industry standards with a focus on the design of different garments that are then made into patterns and constructed into a final outfit. The programme is designed to prepare you for employment in the fashion industry, or for continuation on to further education. On successful completion of the programme you may (subject to meeting the relevant entry criteria) be eligible to enter the UCOL Bachelor of Fashion.

certificate in fashion & beauty / level 1 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes You could gain a career in: • fashion • retail • the pharmaceutical industry • beauty • hairdressing • staircase to further study You will study elements of fashion such as, basic design, garment construction, colouring fabric and fashion modelling. In hairdressing you will learn about basic hair care, hairdressing trends, basic hair colour and styling. In beauty you will cover customer care, basic skin care, make-up application, manicure, eye lash tinting, brow shaping and tinting. In career and personal development you will gain skills in communication and study skills (each component contains theory and practical lessons) incorporating numeracy and literacy unit standards.

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graphic design

Embark on a programme that combines your passion for aesthetics and technology so you can communicate mind blowing concepts to the world. You’ll be studying amongst the best with our award winning graduates and lecturers.

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graphic design master of computer graphic design / level 9 Whanganui 1 year minimum full time Semester 1

This programme stresses design theory and original academic or applied research. Candidates for this programme are required to undertake and complete a written thesis based on their research initiatives and prepare a body of work for final exhibition. You must possess an exceptional degree of motivation and a strong enthusiasm for design. Entry Requirements Honours degree, Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent.

You could gain a career in: • computer graphic design education • computer graphic design research • computer graphic design consulting • new product development • the printing industry • the newspaper industry  

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graphic design studios   advertising agencies packaging publishing visual communication telecommunications web design architectural graphic design television computer graphic design

• interactive computer graphic design • software development • development of computer based self-paced learning programmes • self-employed computer graphic design • staircase to further study


Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1

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bachelor of computer graphic design (honours) / level 8

This fourth year is a specialised, research based Degree that requires you to prepare a postgraduate thesis and develop a body of work based on this research. The programme encourages you to use your talents and creativity to push beyond the boundaries of traditional design. Entry Requirements All prospective students must have graduated with the conjoint Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design with an average of B+ or better for their Level 7 papers or equivalent.

You could gain a career in: • printing • packaging • publishing • telecommunications • visual communications • the newspaper industry • graphic design studios • advertising agencies • web design • architectural graphic design • television computer graphic design • interactive computer graphic design • software development • new product development • development of computer based self-paced learning programmes • staircase to further study

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postgraduate diploma in computer graphic design (honours) / level 8 Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1 intake

This programme encourages independent study in an area of design that you have selected. Self-directed research and assigned projects are used to develop an individually negotiated programme of study that will provide the opportunity to broaden your understanding of the design profession and expose you to current thinking and research methodologies. Entry Requirements A relevant first Degree, such as the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design, or equivalent.

You could gain a career in: • printing • publishing • visual communication • packaging • telecommunications • advertising agencies • graphic design studios • web design  • television computer graphic design • interactive computer graphic design • software development • new product development • development of computer based self-paced learning programmes  • computer graphic design education • computer graphic design research • computer graphic design consulting • self-employed computer graphic design • staircase to further study

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graphic design graduate diploma in animation / level 7 Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1 intake

Learning how to use Maya is the easy part. Being creative is the hard part. The Graduate Diploma in Animation Level 7 at the Whanganui School of Design combines cutting edge software practice with the study of animation principles and animation processes. Our integrated, interdisciplinary approach to animation will enable you to become a well informed and skilled practitioner at the cutting edge of industry. Entry Requirements • A Bachelor Degree, or higher from an accredited provider in a relevant field • Graduate equivalency for those who can demonstrate appropriate practical, professional or educational experience. Those entering with a Bachelor Degree, or higher qualification, will be required to present either an original or certified copy of their academic transcript from the awarding institute. It is desirable for you to demonstrate past experience in the animation field or an animation qualification.

You could gain a career in: • layout design • storyboarding • voiceover production • soundtrack production • animated films producer

like the sound of these? Check out visual imaging / page 38

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graphic design

bachelor of computer graphic design

Graduate profile Jimi Hunt Since graduating with a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Distinction) from the Whanganui School of Design in 2002, Jimi has made it big on television. The 32 year old has spent the last ten years living and working in Auckland and has spent over six years working at TV3 as a Graphic Designer. He was promoted to Graphics Supervisor for TV3’s News and Current Affairs programming and oversees the daily graphics production of up to five news programmes including 3News, Campbell Live, Nightline and 3rd Degree. Together with the Head of Design, he leads lead a team of ten designers ranging from junior to senior level. “Another part of my role is project management of branding and new show delivery,” says Jimi. “Let’s just say time management has become my best friend!”

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Jimi regards the tutors and facilities at the Whanganui School of Design as world class. “The student culture at the design school is unlike anything I have experienced elsewhere. You feel like you ‘belong’,” he says. Jimi says it is exciting being part of the broadcasting industry, “knowing your work has a viewing platform of hundreds of thousands of people, every day.”


bachelor of computer graphic design / level 7 Whanganui 3 years full time Semester 1 intake

Computer Graphic Design (CGD) is a creative process combining art and technology to communicate ideas. If you want to study and learn with the best in the field, come to Whanganui School of Design (WSOD) and discover why communication transcends mere words. WSOD is one of the most award winning design schools in New Zealand. Our CGD graduates have acquired an impressive amount of BEST Awards over the years. Our 20 year reputation worldwide has been built on our award winning work in new media and graphic design. At the end of this Degree you’ll be a talented designer who can control image and text to inform, persuade and educate a specific audience.

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Entry Requirements All applicants under 20 years of age at the commencement of the programme must have the following: • NCEA Level 3 or higher - at least 42 credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects from the “Approved Subject List” with a further 14 credits from not more than two additional domains on the NQF or “Approved Subjects,” and • Level 2 or higher – at least eight credits in English or Te Reo Maori; 4 credits must be in reading and four in writing, and • Level 1 or higher – 14 credits in Mathematics or Statistics and Probability or Pangarau, or • equivalent academic achievement. All applicants must provide a portfolio of work that meets the requirements specified below. Portfolio Specification Portfolios should contain 10 pieces of A4 sized work and should include finished pieces and pieces still under development. Portfolios to be submitted as printed copies of work and must not include originals. Original pieces can be photographed. Each of the 10 pieces should be accompanied by a short (100 words maximum) description of the work and its purpose and process of production.

You could gain a career in: • graphic design • web design • interactive computer graphic design • typography • illustration • software development • advertising agencies • television computer graphic design • architectural computer graphic design • visual communications • advertising consulting • new product development • printing • packaging • publishing • telecommunications • development of computer based self-paced learning programmes

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interior design

interior design / Interior design 5

Diploma in interior design / Level 5 Palmerston North, Whanganui* & Wairarapa* 1 year full time Part time and block course options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes Turn your flair into a career and back up your talent for interior design with industry-ready skills from UCOL’s Diploma in Interior Design. Learn from award-winning lecturers who are currently working in the interior design industry so they can offer you real world experience and current industry knowledge. You’ll gain a comprehensive foundation in all aspects of residential interior design, studying colour, history of interior design, furnishings, drafting, CAD, design theory, ergonomics, kitchen and bathroom design, building technology, materials, finishes and lighting. You will also learn about what’s involved in a professional design practice, which is great preparation for an exciting new career. Entry Requirements If you are under 20 years of age you are required to have 36 credits in NCEA Level 2, 12 in each of three subjects, one of which is English-intensive, plus numeracy skills sufficient to accurately calculate quantities, areas and measurements, such as a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

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Prospective students who do not meet the requirements may request an interview and their application will be considered on a caseby-case basis. Additional recommended skills: • ability to use a computer and word processing programs for project and assignment work is recommended, and • ability to recognise and differentiate colours. You could gain a career in: • self-employed design consulting • design consulting in retail outlets • design consulting for architects or spec house builders • kitchen design • interior design agencies

* subject to numbers in Whanganui & Wairarapa Note: This programme may be taught by block format in Whanganui and Wairarapa. Block teaching is completed course by paper rather than doing all four papers at one time during the semester, so it’s a more flexible option. Each paper would be approximately 3-4 weeks in duration and studied in the evenings.


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music

diploma in contemporary music performance / Level 5

UCOL’s Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance is an exciting new programme designed to expand on the skills you established in the Certificate in Contemporary Music performance. A special focus on composing, arranging, performing and recording original material will help prepare you for selfemployment as a professional Musician. The Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance creates pathways for you to apply for Degree programmes at other institutions. It is considered to be a complete training qualification to allow you, on graduation, to enter and function as a professional in the music industry. During the year you will have the opportunity to perform in bands and learn to record in the UCOL hi-tech rooms and recording studio. Entry Requirements You must have completed the UCOL Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance, an equivalent Level 4 qualification in music, or have the equivalent skills and knowledge. You may also be required to attend an audition. You could gain a career in: • songwriting/arranging for film, radio, television • songwriting/arranging for radio/ television advertising • bands • solo artistry • session music performance • itinerant teaching in schools • music store retail sales

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music certificate in contemporary music performance / Level 4 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 1 year full time Semester 1 intake

If you’re an aspiring singer or musician, UCOL’s Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance can help you towards achieving your goal of working in the music industry. This one year programme provides the opportunity to develop your individual and band performance across a number of popular music styles. You will also gain skills in live sound and recording, theory, song writing/composition and music management. Entry Requirements You must be able to play a musical instrument and/or sing confidently and competently in front of others. Selection Criteria To determine suitability for the programme in terms of entry criteria, you must provide evidence of a reasonable level of proficiency on either your principal musical instrument or singing, demonstrated by either an audition or a DVD or video recording. You could gain a career in: • music • singing • song writing • sound engineering • teaching • band management • event management • staircase to further study

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performing arts

performing arts / performing arts 5

diploma in performing arts / Level 5 Palmerston North 1 year full time Semester 1 intake You could gain a career in: • film acting • theatre acting • dancing • musical theatre acting • teaching • directing • community theatre acting • the movie industry  • staircase to further study

Step into the spotlight with UCOL’s new Diploma in Performing Arts. The programme provides foundation training for vocations such as performing, teaching, directing, and community theatre work, and is a stepping-stone for those wanting to go on to further professional training. This exciting Diploma allows you to develop your skills and confidence in acting, dance, voice and singing and acting for camera. The programme is very practical, so you will be constantly putting new skills to use under the guidance of professional tutors. On completion, you should possess a solid foundation in the understanding of the mental and physical requirements necessary to develop a career in the performing arts.

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photography

photography diploma in photographic imaging / Level 6 Palmerston North 2 years full time Part time options available Semester 1 intake The Diploma in Photographic Imaging builds on the long term success of photographic training at UCOL which sets the benchmark for programmes in visual imaging across New Zealand. The programme focuses on contemporary digitally-based photographic imaging, and graduates will be able to apply a range of conceptual, creative and technical skills for employment or self-employment. The programme also provides basic business skills, a strong portfolio focus, the opportunity to explore another related area of the visual imaging industry and if you want to go further, you can transfer to the Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) Degree after completing Year 1. Entry Requirements All prospective students must provide the following: • a short written statement that outlines who you are and why you want to enrol in the programme, and • an indication of your creative abilities in the form of two A4 pieces of photography, design, art (or photographs of) or electronic media such as a video or interactive file. For those under 20 years: At least 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). At least 14 of these credits must be from each of two subjects from the approved list. The remaining 14 credits must come from no more

than two additional subjects or domains. Also, at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, and at least eight credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Maori. Provisional Admission: Applicants will normally be granted provisional admission if they have gained the following: A total of at least 80 credits in four approved subjects or domains at Level 2 NCEA and have met the literacy and numeracy requirements for university entrance. Students accepted under the provisional admission requirements must pass all Year 1 papers before progressing to Year 2. You could gain a career in: • photography/design • fashion photography • wedding photography • food photography • architectural photography • photo-journalism • newspaper photography • photographic assistance  

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visual imaging

Take your creativity and turn it into a marketable skill to build your career with UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI). You’ll work across all aspects of visual imaging including photography, web/graphic design, animation, video and illustration. There are no limits. You can learn it all with BAVI.  

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visual imaging

bachelor of applied visual imaging

Graduate profile Michael Watson Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging graduate Michael Watson already has a video production internship in San Francisco on his C.V. Michael was selected to travel to renowned video production/post-production studio, Lobitos Creek Ranch in San Francisco, at the beginning of January this year for a nine week visit. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says the 24 year old. The internship for BAVI students was conceived two years ago by Californian and Lobitos Creek Ranch owner Steve Michelson, and Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival Director Brent Barrett and Warren Jones, working with UCOL Video Lecturer Mel Edmon. Mel says Steve Michelson is a renowned networker and a great conduit for introductions to all the right people and industry contacts. “He also operates an impressive distribution company so Michael will have gained appreciation of the business end of the industry,” she says. Michael’s interests lie in post-production, editing and visual effects and he wants to work in film post-production. “I love all aspects of film-making but post-production is my passion,” he says. “It would be great to work with the big boys at a huge production company like Industrial Light and Magic or Dreamworks.” His prospects look good: The internship has proven to be a successful career launch pad for Joshua Hardgrave, the first UCOL student to be awarded the internship. He now works at WETA Digital in Wellington. Last year’s recipient Nicole Baker works in film production in Melbourne.

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Palmerston North 3 years full time Part time options available Semester 1 intake Create the unexpected and ignite your creativity while discovering the many exciting careers open to you in visual imaging. UCOL’s threeyear Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) will give you all the necessary industry-ready skills for this vast field in photography, graphic design, web/interactive design, animation, video and illustration. The programme will introduce you to a wide range of knowledge in the first year where you’ll discover your true creative and technical abilities so that you can then focus on one major area for your final year. The programme is industry focused and flexible, allowing you to fine tune your career opportunities by choosing your own mixture of subjects, and even exiting with either a Certificate or Diploma after Year 1 or 2, if desired. Entry Requirements All prospective students must provide the following: • a short written statement that outlines who you are and why you want to enrol in the programme, and • an indication of your creative abilities in the form of two A4 pieces of photography, design, art (or photographs of) or electronic media such as a video or interactive file.

You could gain a career in: • graphic design • photography • web design • animation • publication design • tv directing • packaging design • architectural photography

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For those under 20 years: • at least 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). At least 14 of these credits must be from each of two subjects from the approved list. The remaining 14 credits must come from no more than two additional subjects or domains, and • at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, and • at least eight credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Maori.

visual imaging

bachelor of applied visual imaging / level 7

Provisional Admission: Applicants will normally be granted provisional admission if they have gained the following: • a total of at least 80 credits in four approved subjects or domains at Level 2 NCEA, and • have met the literacy and numeracy requirements for university entrance. Students accepted under the provisional admission requirements must pass all Year 1 papers before progressing to Year 2.

photography/design game design fashion photography interactive design wedding photography tv production food photography photo journalism documentary making

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illustration movie animation film making cartoon illustration advertising art direction comic artistry

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exercise & sport

Healthy living and exercise is becoming increasingly important for most individuals. Learn about the science of sport and how health affects your ability to perform. Today, hands on learning. Tomorrow, healthy future.

exercise & sport / clinical exercise physiology / exercise & sport science / exercise & sport performance 8 7 4

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exercise & Sport postgraduate diploma in clinical exercise physiology / Level 8 Palmerston North 1 year full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes A Clinical Exercise Physiologist is an individual who specialises in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle education and behaviour modification programmes for the prevention, management and rehabilitation of chronic conditions, diseases and injuries for people from all walks of life. In this one year Post Graduate Diploma you will learn how to effectively use exercise to manage and rehabilitate individuals with chronic conditions and injuries. The majority of the programme will be based within UCOL’s new specialised exercise and rehabilitation facility, U-Kinetics Te Huinga Waiora. You will work alongside other health professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team under the supervision of experienced Clinical Exercise Physiologists. Through the Postgraduate Diploma you will acquire over 540 hours of valuable clinical exercise physiology experience across the following areas (while also having the opportunity to work with clients with other medical conditions): • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Conditions (e.g. Diabetes) • Respiratory and Neurological Conditions, and Cancer • Musculo-skeletal Exercise Rehabilitation

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Entry Requirements Completion of the UCOL Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Programme or a similar Degree level programme with a focus on physical conditioning for health. You must provide evidence of 140 hours exercise delivery experience working with ‘apparently healthy’ or ‘low risk’ individuals. Please refer to the fact sheet/UCOL website for more detailed entry requirements. You could gain a career in: • cardiac rehabilitation • muscular skeletal exercise rehabilitation • exercise for special population groups • health education/promotion • physical activity education


exercise & Sport U-Kinetics Te Huinga Waiora is a unique and innovative centre based around providing supervised and specific exercise programmes for clients with medical conditions, injuries, or multiple health issues. It is the first specialised centre of its kind in New Zealand which links education and health to improve services and client outcomes.

All exercise testing and exercise sessions at U-Kinetics are supervised by UCOL Clinical Exercise Physiologists. As a student you will be involved in the daily running of the clinic, will work directly with clients across a range of health conditions, and work alongside other health professionals. Although U-Kinetics is based on overseas examples (in Canada, Australia and South Africa) its collaborative approach makes it unique. The clinic was developed with support from MidCentral District Health Board, the Central Primary Health Organisation, and Health Workforce New Zealand. It involves partnerships with both the public (health and education) and the private sector for client referrals and clinical services.

TBI Health is co-located within U-Kinetics, providing multidisciplinary health services, including back pain management, physiotherapy and vocational rehabilitation. This ground breaking new centre provides clinical learning experience and research opportunities for you. “This approach strongly links education to health service delivery, with a focus on developing graduates with expertise and experience working with clients with medical conditions and injuries. These graduates can go on to play an important role in the health of New Zealanders.”

- Dean Rankin, Academic Leader of UCOL’s Exercise and Sport Science programmes.

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exercise & Sport

bachelor of exercise & sport science

Graduate profile chris creek Third year Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science student Chris Creek had a taste of elite sports training in the last year of his Degree and is determined to pursue that career path. The 24 year old was involved in a partnership programme between UCOL and NZP YoungHeart Manawatu that was instigated last year. The UCOL Exercise and Sports Science team, of which Chris was a part, was in charge of the physical conditioning, injury prevention and recovery programme for the local ASB Premiership football team. Chris has a passion for strength and conditioning and would ultimately love to be a conditioning coach on a professional sports team. “That would be the perfect job for me.” To this end Chris intends to continue his studies by undertaking a Master’s Degree. “I’m just having a break from study this year to gain on the job experience and earn some money.”

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He is presently a Personal Trainer at Feilding’s Evolve Fitness, a job he started the week after his final exam. “The practical experience I gained working with real clients on the Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science programme gave me the confidence to move straight into the work force,” he says. Chris is really enjoying putting his skills into practice and the variety of dealing closely with each of his clients. “No two people are the same, so no two days are the same.”


exercise & Sport

Bachelor of exercise & sport science / Level 7 Palmerston North 3 years full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes UCOL’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will teach you all about the science of sport and how your health affects your ability to perform. Learn how the body responds, adapts to and recovers after exercise, how diet affects performance, and how health conditions like diabetes, obesity and heart disease can be managed under an exercise programme. You will also learn how to test, train and motivate sports athletes and teams to reach peak performance. All of this will be passed on to you by our highly skilled and enthusiastic lecturers in your “classrooms” - UCOL’s two Exercise Physiology Testing Laboratories and fully equipped gym. This Degree can open up an exciting array of job opportunities in the sports, exercise and health sectors in New Zealand and overseas. Entry Requirements To be eligible for entry to the programme, you must hold at least one of the following: If under 20 years of age: • 42 credits at Level 3 or above from the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (Achievement or Unit Standards). Of these 14 credits must come from one domain, or • a Certificate in Sport and Fitness Level 3 (or equivalent), or • a minimum of 14 credits in each of four Level 2 approved subjects and an overall grade average of at least 55, and the literacy and numeracy requirements for university entrance outlined for NCEA holders must also be met. If over 20 years of age: A person having reached the age of 20 years by the first day of the programme in the year for which admission is sought is not required to hold the above entry qualifications. • Students must hold a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate, or • have gained an equivalent First Aid Qualification prior to the second semester of the programme.

You could gain a career in: • personal training (REPs accredited) • health education/promotion • physical activity and nutrition advising • health coordination • exercise rehabilitation • athletic training • sports conditioning/training • sports coordination • sports analysis • teaching (following one year at Teachers College) • postgraduate study

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exercise & Sport certificate in exercise and sport performance / Level 4 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 1 year full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 1 intake in WG & WAI Combine your interest in physical fitness and your desire for self-improvement with this stepping stone to employment or further study. The sport and exercise field is wide open, with exciting careers available to skilled and motivated people. Whilst studying this Certificate you’ll be introduced to the effects of exercise on the body, how to write a training programme, along with aspects of sport coaching, the fitness industry, event management and the application of sport medicine and injury management. All of this is done in UCOL’s fully equipped gym and exercise physiology testing laboratories, in addition to placements within the industry. This is a handson, practical programme where you will benefit from the industry experience and knowledge that UCOL lecturers have.

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Entry Requirements This programme has open entry. Because you may work in schools, entry is subject to a Police check. This result will not necessarily prevent entry. You could gain a career in: • gym instruction • athletic training • coaching • sport co-ordination (school) • sports administration and recreation co-ordination


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health science

health science 3 2

certificate in science & health / level 3 Palmerston North & Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 1 intake in WG Re-engage your brain with the Certificate in Science and Health. This programme is an excellent way to get your brain in top shape for a health or science career if you’ve been away from study or you didn’t take biology, chemistry or physics* at school. When you graduate from this programme you’ll have a firm foundation to go on to study in nursing, vet nursing, sport science, medical imaging (x-ray) and science which are all available here at UCOL.

This programme is intended for those who want to study the following: • National Diploma in Science • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing • Diploma in Enrolled Nursing • Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) • Bachelor of Nursing • Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science * physics is only offered at the PN campus - students who wish to apply for Medical Imaging Technology should only enrol in this programme through the PN campus.

Entry Requirements This programme has open entry. You are expected to pass the Semester 1 papers before starting Semester 2 papers.

certificate in introduction to health science / Level 2 Wairarapa 1 semester full time Semester 2 intake Do you need to gain knowledge and skills in the fields of nursing and health? As a graduate of this programme you will have acquired the basics in Human Biology, Maths and Health as well as developed some essential nursing and study skills to start you on the right path for nursing or health studies.

Entry Requirements This programme has open entry. Note: people under 20 years of age who have completed this programme will still have further entry requirements for nursing; please contact the UCOL Information Centre for further details. This programme can be used as a staircase to further study.

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medical imaging

Medical Imaging is the technique and process used to create images of the human body for clinical purposes or medical science. For anyone with a passion for technology, teamwork, variety and plenty of contact with people, Medical Imaging Technology offers a versatile, interesting and rewarding career.

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medical imaging

bachelor of applied Science (Medical imaging Technology)

Graduate profile dalzell Hamilton Within three years of leaving high school, Dalzell Hamilton has gained a degree and begun a dream career in Radiology. Born and bred in Palmerston North the 21 year old was delighted that UCOL offered the qualification she wanted. “I was able to study close to home to gain a qualification that was not only recognised nationally but internationally,” she says. Dalzell’s placements during her first two years were at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. “In my final year I was fortunate to have my placement moved to Palmerston North.”

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She now has a full time job at Palmerston North Hospital in the Radiology department and hopes to train further in CT and Ultrasound. Ultimately she would like to take management courses and one day manage a department. “I enjoy the challenges that radiology offers,” says Dalzell. “With the constant developing technology you always have to improve your knowledge. I also like the strong team environment.”


Palmerston North 3 years full time Semester 1 intake You could gain a career in: • general radiography • mobile and theatre radiography • computed tomography • digital angiography • mammography (breast screening) • forensic radiography • magnetic resonance imaging • ultrasound • nuclear medicine • veterinary radiography • clinical teaching • research • marketing and sales • application specialisation

Medical Imaging Technologists are among New Zealand’s most highly-respected and soughtafter professionals. At UCOL, our practical hands-on approach combining laboratory and classroom teaching with clinical learning will ensure you get every opportunity to apply the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques and to grow in experience. If you are intelligent, adaptable, enquiring and compassionate, you will be well suited to this Degree. The excitement of applying new medical technology is complemented by the satisfaction of offering personal attention and care to patients and contributing to effective diagnosis and intervention. Community-based and industry focused, UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) sets the path for a professional career offering exceptional variety.

Entry Requirements • A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved list, one of which must be either a Pure Science or Mathematics. A further 14 credits at Level 3 are to be taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Eight credits in English (four in reading, four in writing) at Level 2 or higher AND a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, or • a requisite pass in the UCOL Certificate of Science and Health, Level 3 programme, or equivalent, including the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics III and Biology II.

medical imaging

bachelor of applied science (Medical Imaging technology ) / Level 7

A person having reached the age of 20 years before the first day of the programme in the year for which admission is sought, is not required to meet any of the academic qualifications above. All prospective students must also declare any previous criminal convictions prior to admission being confirmed, authorise UCOL to undertake a background check on the applicant with the Police Licensing and Vetting Agency, complete a Health Declaration Form and provide certified copies of all relevant documentation. Note: You must also meet the programme selection criteria. Please refer to the UCOL website or programme fact sheet available from UCOL.

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nursing

Supportive, personal, practical. We’ve been creating exceptional nurses for over 30 years here at UCOL. Our graduates love the mix of hands on learning and up to date medical and treatment theory. It’s an ideal learning environment to begin your career as a nurse.

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nursing

bachelor of nursing

Graduate profile theresa makiwa Theresa Makiwa has transformed her compassion and an interest in human health into a career in nursing. Born in Zimbabwe, Theresa came to New Zealand with her husband and two sons in 2008 and set about gaining the qualifications she needed to do what she really loves – caring for people. She was a personal banker and financial advisor for Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe before she left to come to New Zealand but wanted to follow her passion for health care. “The UCOL nursing programme came highly recommended by friends and colleagues, so I enrolled in July 2009,” she says. Theresa says, “UCOL’s timetables were flexible and suited my busy life. The placements were excellent and UCOL, its student services, and all the lecturers were very supportive.”

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Theresa now works at Midcentral Health at Palmerston North Hospital in the General Surgical Ward. “I am passionate about nursing and I believe it comes across in the way I care about patients,” says Theresa. “It is challenging both physically and mentally, but I just love the satisfaction of working with patients and making a difference to their illness experience and being part of their recovery journey. Working with patients’ families is also very rewarding.” Theresa is keen to complete her Masters in Nursing within five years and has already registered to do a Postgraduate Certificate. “I want to be a nurse practitioner and everything I do is working towards that.”


nursing bachelor of nursing / Level 7 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 3 years full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN & WG Semester 1 intake in WAI You could gain a career in: • hospitals • community agencies • Maori health education • iwi-based health centres • pharmaceutical companies • government departments • employment overseas

UCOL’s personal approach helps you succeed in getting your nursing career off to the best start. It’s the personal approach from our lecturers that makes all the difference and that’s why UCOL nursing graduates enjoy an excellent professional reputation both here and overseas. When you enrol in UCOL’s Bachelor of Nursing we’ll assign you your own Personal Tutor to guide you right through your nursing journey. They’ll support you through our curriculum, which includes 240 hours of clinical placements in your first year. Later in the programme these clinical experiences will include primary health care, medical and surgical, and mental health settings. For over 30 years UCOL’s Nurse Education Team has built a supportive and caring culture to ensure our nursing graduates pass the Nursing Council State Finals Examination comfortably. See entry requirements on next page

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nursing

bachelor of nursing (continued) Entry Requirements All applicants must meet the general admission criteria as approved by the Academic Board. In addition, all applicants are required to: declare any previous criminal convictions prior to admission being confirmed; authorise UCOL to obtain a criminal record report from the relevant authority; complete a Health Declaration Form; provide certified copies of all relevant documentation; and provide names of two referees who can supply a confidential report. The Academic Leader, Nurse Education Team may require you to provide additional information before admission is confirmed. Applicants under 20 years of age: • a minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the NZQA approved list with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or above from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and 8 credits in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing) at Level 2 or higher; and at least 13 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, or • successful completion of the Certificate in Science and Health Level 3 or equivalent, or • Cambridge International Examinations: 120 points on the UCAS Tariff with a minimum grade of D in at least three subjects equivalent to those in the list approved for NZUEBS and NCEA at AS, A2 (or A) level; plus a minimum D pass in IGCSE mathematics; plus a minimum E pass in AS English. Candidates must meet the equivalent science requirements as specified for NCEA Level 2 International Baccalaureate (IB) equivalence. A minimum of 24 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) and meet the literacy requirements by having at least four points in an English-rich subject in the IBDP and meet the numeracy requirements by having at least four points in mathematics in the IBDP or by meeting the necessary numeracy requirements by some other means.

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Applicants 20 years of age or over: A person having reached the age of 20 years before the first day of the programme in the year for which admission is sought, is not required to meet any of the academic qualifications. You will however be required to meet the criteria for admission to UCOL to study at degree level, that is, NCEA Level 3 or equivalent qualification; and to attend a conversation, as set out in the advice and guidance section of the programme fact sheet, prior to your enrolment being accepted. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss your career goals, reasons for study, choice of study, possible challenges, and the support that is available for you at UCOL. In some instances, you may be advised to complete the Short Course in Introduction to Human Science Level 2 or the Certificate in Science and Health Level 3 (Health Stream) available through UCOL.


nursing diploma in enrolled nursing / Level 5 Whanganui 18 months full time Semester 2 intake This programme will prepare you to deliver nursing care across the life-span in a variety of health care settings under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse. You will have the opportunity to acquire the theoretical knowledge taught by UCOL’s highly experienced and passionate lecturers and you will also undertake 900 hours of clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Gain a career in: The private and public health sector, including: • Iwi and Maori Trusts • care of the elderly • respite care • mental health • continuing care • Maori health • rehabilitation • medical/surgical

Entry Requirements All applicants are required to: • declare any previous criminal convictions prior to admission being confirmed, and • authorise UCOL to obtain a criminal record report from the relevant authority, and • complete a Health Declaration Form, and • provide certified copies of all relevant documentation. The Academic Leader may require students to provide additional information before admission is confirmed. The following academic entry requirements apply for applicants under 20 years of age: • 36 credits NCEA Level 2 or higher, and • 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1, and • 12 credits in NCEA Mathematics (or Pangarau) Level 1, or • equivalent to the above. Applicants over 20 years of age with no formal academic qualifications must provide evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Equivalence may include but is not limited to: equivalent academic qualifications, other academic qualifications, successful previous tertiary experience, employment history, satisfactory results from a diagnostic test, literacy/ numeracy level, life skills and recommendation/ testimonial.

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science

science / science 6 5

national diploma in science / Level 5 & level 6 Palmerston North 2 years full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes Fill the spaces in New Zealand labs with UCOL’s highly regarded two year National Diploma in Science. By becoming a Laboratory Technician you will help keep New Zealand at the forefront of scientific research and product development and testing. Once qualified, you have the opportunity to work with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists in a wide range of scientific disciplines including biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology. You could gain a career in: • industrial laboratory technician • research technician • quality assurance technician • sales and marketing • staircase to further study

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Entry Requirements Minimum entry requirement is NCEA Level 1 (or equivalent) and 12 Level 2 credits from science, biology or chemistry (or equivalent). NCEA/NZQA Level 3 credits can be directly credited to a National Diploma in Science. Entry criteria may also be met by: • passes in relevant science subjects in the UCOL Certificate in Science and Health Level 3, or • a partially completed university science qualification, or • industrial experience.


veterinary nursing / Canine behaviour & care / 6 5

veterinary nursing

veterinary nursing diploma in veterinary nursing / Level 6 Palmerston North 2 years full time Part time & distance learning options available Semester 1 intake* You could gain a career in: • veterinary nursing • animal health laboratory technicians • assistant in catteries • kennels • pet shops or grooming services • zoos • Department of Conservation • SPCA and welfare organisations • Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries • wildlife rehabilitation • guide dog services • police dog services • teaching institutes • industry representatives * multiple intakes available for distance learning.

At UCOL you will discover the rich rewards of working with animals. Our graduates are also approved to work in a BESTPracticeTM accredited veterinary clinic. The Diploma opens the door to a broad range of animal health careers - from vet clinics, zoos, animal shelters, pet shops, wildlife parks, laboratories to agricultural and animal health sales. At UCOL you get fantastic learning support and real life experience with a clinical placement in a vet clinic for 5-7 weeks. The programme may be studied full time in two years, part time, or by distance learning, providing an opportunity to up-skill for those working in the industry desiring a qualification. Entry Requirements A minimum of 15 Level 2 credits from each of English and Biology and a total of 30 Level 2 credits from any other two subjects or equivalent. Acceptance into the programme is conditional on you having a clean current Police background check. This check will take place on enrolment and may not necessarily prevent entry. NOTE: The embedded UCOL Certificate in Veterinary Nuring Level 5 will be awarded to students who have successfully completed all Year 1 papers.

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veterinary nursing

short course in canine behaviour & care / Level 5 Online 24 weeks to complete each of the two papers Part time, self paced Continuous enrolments This online Short Course in Canine Behaviour and Care, Level 5 provides you with a sound theoretical understanding of canine care and the physiological, anatomical and genetic basis of the behaviour of canines and how this can assist with handling. The programme also lays the foundation for further study in animal care, veterinary nursing or a related field at a higher level. Entry Requirements You must have a minimum of 60 Level 2 credits from any subject area or equivalent. You could gain a career in: • dog handling • boarding kennels • grooming clinics • pet shops • dog training • staircase to further study

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/ General farm skills / Farming skills (Work Ready) 3

agriculture

agriculture Certificate in general farm skills / level 3 Manawatu, Horowhenua, Wairarapa*, Whanganui and Tararua regions 12-14 weeks full time Please contact UCOL for intakes

UCOL has partnered with Taratahi to provide great opportunities throughout the ManawatuWhanganui regions so that you can up-skill, or get started on your agricultural career. This highly practical programme teaches relevant skills to suit a wide range of needs and aspirations. With best practice industry standards, including safe handling of commonly used agricultural vehicles and equipment, it’s an ideal option for you to learn specific skills in a hands-on farming environment. Entry Requirements This programme has open entry to people aged 16 years or older at the start of the programme. You could gain a career in: • general farming • staircase to further study * Students who wish to study in the Wairarapa region must enrol through Taratahi.

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agriculture National Certificate in Farming skills (Work Ready) / level 3 Manawatu, Horowhenua, Wairarapa*, Whanganui and Tararua regions 40 weeks full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes

You could gain a career in: • dairy farming • sheep & beef farming • staircase to further study * Students who wish to study in the Wairarapa region must enrol through Taratahi.

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This programme has been developed to help give you the core skills needed to start a career in agriculture. You will have the opportunity to specialise in either sheep and beef or dairy training, and as part of the qualification you will gain essential experience around many aspects of farming. The programme is split in to three main areas: theory, technical skills and practical farm work. This will help you gain a good mix of essential skills and knowledge in the classroom, workshop and on the farm. Entry Requirements Students must be aged 16 years and over. A high level of motivation, passion and interest is required. A personal interview will be part of the application process.


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Certificate in automotive engineering / level 3 Palmerston North & Wairarapa 1 year full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 1 intake in WAI UCOL’s Certificate in Automotive Engineering, Level 3 is a pre-apprenticeship qualification which will help get your career started as a technician in the automotive industry. By successfully completing this Certificate you will also gain a Level 2 National Certificate, therefore fast forwarding your apprenticeship. UCOL graduates are highly valued by the automotive industry as we are Palmerston North’s preferred training provider. You could gain a career in: • automotive engineering • automotive heavy engineering • road transport • agricultural plant and equipment

• automotive electrical engineering • automotive machining • motorcycle engineering • outdoor power equipment servicing

• power boat servicing • brake service engineering • automotive air conditioning

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automotive Certificate in automotive panel & Paint / level 3 Palmerston North 1 year full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes You could gain a career in: • panel beating • coach building • motor trimming • chassis repair • fabrication and automotive refinishing • realignment • plastic repair

Straighten your career with UCOL’s Certificate in Automotive Panel & Paint Level 3 (preapprenticeship) qualification and get your career started as a panel-beater or painter in the panel-beating and crash repair industry. By successfully completing UCOL’s Certificate you will also gain a Level 2 National Certificate, therefore fast forwarding your apprenticeship and helping you secure a job. UCOL graduates are highly valued by the panel-beating and crash repair industry as we are Palmerston North’s preferred training provider.

national Certificate in passenger service (Urban Bus Driver) / level 3 Location TBA 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes Enter the bus industry sooner as a qualified bus driver with a National Certificate from UCOL. You will start your career as a productive employee adding value to your company from day one. During this programme you will cover both the theory and practical parts of the qualification, as well as the chance to earn your full Class 2 licence with a P endorsement. You could gain a career in: • Bus Driving • Further study in Coach Driver/Long Distance Services

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Entry Requirements Applicants must have: • current, full New Zealand Class One Driver Licence (Class 1 Licence) for two years, and • current DL9 Medical Certificate, to be obtained 2 weeks prior to programme start date, and • no traffic convictions (applicants must authorise UCOL to obtain a background check from the Transport Registry Centre)*, and • no criminal convictions (applicants must authorise UCOL to obtain a background check from the New Zealand Police Licensing and Vetting Agency). * some discretion applies.


Palmerston North (based in Feilding) 1 semester full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes

automotive

national certificate in goods service (core skills) / level 2

Want to drive trucks or like the independence and flexible work hours that the professional driving and logistic industry can offer? Improve your employability with this National Certificate which offers you the opportunity to get your Forklift Licence and Dangerous Goods Licence(s) and also introduces you to the skills needed to get your Class 2 Heavy Goods Service Licence. This is a fast growing local industry and this qualification will make you very employable in a range of areas like local delivery, warehousing, or couriering. Entry Requirements You need to have a full New Zealand Class 1 Driver’s Licence and to have held it for at least six months before you can be accepted onto the programme. You are also required to have a DL9 Medical Certificate to be obtained 2 weeks prior to programme start date. You could gain a career in: • conveying dangerous goods by road transport • powered industrial forklift operation • continue on to further study in the transportation of specialist goods such as waste and recoverable resources, bulk dangerous goods, livestock, logs, dairy and perishable foods

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carpentry & construction

carpentry & Construction / construction / carpentry

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diploma in construction / Level 5 Palmerston North 1 year full time Part time options available* Semester 1 intake If you’re interested in the planning or management of building projects from start to finish, this Diploma is for you. You’ll learn hands on skills such as site selection, building law, material selection, design and environmental impact so you’ll be well equipped to handle small to medium building projects. Start with the Diploma in Construction at UCOL and you could go on to be a construction manager, quantity surveyor or architectural technician. Entry Requirements • 35 or more credits at NCEA Level 2, with no fewer than 12 credits in each of two subjects, and • a minimum of 12 credits from Level 1 mathematics and 8 credits from Level 2 mathematics or equivalent NQF unit standards. Applicants who do not meet the above may be admitted if they have equivalent knowledge, lifeskills, work experience or other formal/informal study. Staircase to further study to then become a: • Construction Manager • Quantity Surveyor • Architectural Technician * Part time must be completed within three years of date of first enrolment.

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Palmerston North 4 years part time Please contact UCOL for intakes This four year part time programme allows apprentices to gain a nationally recognised qualification and the relevant skills and knowledge to work as a competent tradesman. You will be able to gain this qualification while you are working so there are no major interruptions to your work. You will also receive ongoing support by UCOL lecturers through regular onsite visits. Entry Requirements While this programme has open entry, you need to be in full time employment to be assessed.

carpentry & construction

National certificate in carpentry / level 4

You could gain a career in: • foreman • site management • self-employment • building inspector/advisor • industrial, commercial, residential and multi-story construction

National certificate in construction (Leading hand) / level 4 Palmerston North 1 year part time Please contact UCOL for intakes You could gain a career in: • self-employment • industrial, commercial, residential and multi-story construction • leading hand • foreman

This one year part time programme is designed for people wanting to increase their qualifications or up-skill. The Leading Hand programme gives you the opportunity to get to the next level in carpentry and also have the option to lead a team of qualified carpenters and apprentices, as well as being in charge of projects with a supervisor overseeing. Entry Requirements You need to be employed in the construction industry to be assessed against practical unit standards. The following prerequisites also apply: • National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4, or • Trade Certificate in a building or construction trade, or • have completed an approved apprenticeship, or • demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills as determined by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO).

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certificate in carpentry / level 4 Palmerston North & Wairarapa 1 year full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 1 intakes in WAI This pre-apprenticeship programme will help get your career started as a builder. If you are interested in building, labouring, carpentry or construction work then completing UCOL’s Certificate will fast forward your apprenticeship and help secure you a job as UCOL graduates are highly valued by the building industry.

You could gain a career in: • construction work • carpentry • apprenticeships • design • building firms • building inspection • labouring

National certificate in joinery (Introduction) / level 2 Palmerston North & Wairarapa 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 2 intake in WAI Gain an apprenticeship in joinery or move directly into the joinery industry.

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The National Certificate in Joinery (Introduction) Level 2 gives you the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the joinery industry. This programme covers first aid, using hand tools and portable power tools, work documents, creating sketches and drawings, safe work practices, measuring and calculating, using fixed machinery, using fixings, ordering materials, selecting timber, using adhesives and sealants and providing customer service. You will be taught cabinetry and learn to make kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and also study wooden joinery.


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electrical

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new zealand diploma in engineering (electrical) (power specialisation) / Level 6 Palmerston North 2 years full time Part time options available Semester 1 intake This electrical and electronics qualification is for people who want to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be engineering technicians in a wide range of cutting edge, high-tech industries. UCOL offers the NZ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) Level 6, the newest Technician Engineering qualification available in New Zealand. This qualification is also supported by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). The NZ Diploma will take time off an engineering degree should you wish to continue on to further study, plus it is being aligned with the Dublin Accord to give you international recognition. Gaining the qualification opens up fantastic job opportunities both in New Zealand and overseas in the electrical and power industries.

Entry Requirements You should have achieved a minimum total of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics, or equivalent qualifications, trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience.

You could gain a career in: • electronic and electrical design • industrial automation and control • power system design • staircase to further study

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electrical certificate in electrical & related trades (Pre-employment) / Level 2 Palmerston North 1 year full time Semester 1 intake UCOL’s Certificate in Electrical and Related Trades (Pre-employment) is a one year full time pre-apprenticeship programme that will help get your career started as an electrician or in many other jobs in the electrical industry. Completing this Certificate will help you secure a job as UCOL graduates are valued by the electrical industry. If you successfully complete this programme you will also have completed the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2. You could gain a career in: • apprenticeships in electrical wiring • industrial measurement and control • electrical servicing • security • motor rewinding • appliance servicing • manufacturing • power distribution • sales and distribution

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furniture design & making / 5

furniture making

furniture making diploma in furniture design & making / level 5 Palmerston North 2 years full time Semester 1 intake You could gain a career in: • furniture design and making • custom made furniture making • furniture manufacturing • furniture restoration • furniture retailing • design drawing • pattern making • stage set design • marine cabinet making • joining

UCOL’s Diploma in Furniture Design and Making will teach you all about the process of designing solid timber furniture concepts and then turning them into reality. This programme is unique to New Zealand and offers students a practical, hands-on experience with lecturers who are qualified furniture makers. The practical component makes up 80% of the programme. You will also undertake business studies including computing, communications and marketing to help you run your own business or work within an existing one.

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mechanical engineering

mechanical engineering / fitting / welding / machining 3

certificate in fitting, welding & machining / Level 3 Palmerston North 1 year full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes The Certificate in Fitting, Welding and Machining Level 3 will give you the knowledge, skills and insight to be a competent employee at the start of your engineering career. If you successfully complete this programme you can enter into the second year of your engineering apprenticeship. You will also have the engineering skills to equip you to meet the demands of the industry and enable you to choose from a wide range of engineering apprenticeships. If you successfully complete this programme you will also have completed the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2. Entry Requirements This programme has open entry students who already hold the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2 must discuss their enrolment with the programme leader. You could gain a career in: • gain an apprentice in the following areas: light fabrication, heavy fabrication, general and maintenance engineering, fitting and machining, trades or machining and tool-making • staircase to further study

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mechanical engineering

National certificate in welding / Level 3 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Part time options available Please contact UCOL for intakes This qualification will help you to gain an apprenticeship in the industry by giving you the practical down-hand welding skills in joining steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Also learn the basic welding techniques used in industry which includes skills in welding safety, measurement, use of hand and power tools, sketching and reading drawings, welding theory for steel, stainless steel and aluminium, and weld quality assurance.

You could gain a career in: • entry level positions in welding • staircase to further study

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motorsport

motorsport / motorsport 3 2

certificate in motorsport / Level 3 Palmerston North (based in Feilding) 1 year full time Semester 1 intake Learn all about running single seat race cars in a real world format by entering cars in race meetings, preparing and pit crewing the cars yourself. Race cars will be driven by experienced race drivers and you’ll learn about the key components of a race car, including: suspension and braking set up; chassis tuning; engine tuning; tyre technology; data logging; gearing; aerodynamics; track testing; race day priorities; working under pressure; communication skills, and more. The skills learnt during this programme will enhance your prospects of joining a race team pit crew and/or entering an apprenticeship in the motor industry. Apprenticeship or employment in the following areas: • specialised motor sport workshop or within a race team pit crew • automotive electrical engineering • general automotive workshop • vehicle fabrication/refinishing motor body repair

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Entry Requirements You must have completed one of the following: • The Certificate in Motorsport Level 2, the Certificate in Automotive Engineering Level 3, the Certificate in Automotive Panel and Paint Level 3, or • have relevant industry experience and be able to demonstrate the appropriate knowledge and skills required to work in the motorsport environment, and • you must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of this programme.


motorsport certificate in motorsport / Level 2 Palmerston North (based in Feilding) 1 year full time Semester 1 intake This programme is designed to introduce you to the world of motorsport and in particular the skills and knowledge base required to modify a vehicle for participation in motorsport events. It will provide the opportunity for you to participate in a wide variety of motorsport activities and develop skills in automotive engineering, automotive electrical, motor body trades and vehicle refinishing. This programme will also provide opportunities to participate in managed motorsport events, driver training and the opportunity to work in a Pit Crew. You could gain a career in: • automotive engineering • panel beating • vehicle refinishing • racing pit crews • ITO apprentices • the automotive electrical industry • staircase to further study

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to: • assist to modify a vehicle for participation in motorsport events • participate in managed motorsport events and driver training • demonstrate knowledge of vehicle engine components, layouts and functions • demonstrate knowledge of vehicle construction and repair techniques and vehicle refinishing practices • carry out service, repair and modification operations under direction and supervision in accordance with current industry practice • work in a team environment and attend to customer requirements with integrity and professionalism. Entry Requirements While this programme has open entry, it is recommended that you hold an appropriate drivers licence for Unit Standard 249: Carry out automotive industry personal workplace requirements.

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administration

administration / business administration / computing 4 3

National Certificate in Business Administration / level 4 Wairarapa 1 semester full time Part time options available Semester 2 intake Today’s modern office needs people who know administration systems and processes like payroll and computing. Businesses also need people who can communicate and deal effectively with customers as well as team members. This UCOL programme aims to develop a broad range of business administration knowledge and skills with an emphasis on management support and administration. You could gain a career in: • office management   • office administration and coordination   • personal assistance • business support  • supervision   • management   • team leadership   • executive secretarial roles • staircase to further study

National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing / level 3 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 1 semester full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 1 intake in WG & WAI This nationally recognised qualification equips you with a broad range of business skills with an emphasis on computing, text processing, reception and workplace communication. You could gain a career in: • reception • personal assistance • office administration • data entry • clerical roles • staircase to further study

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/ adult teaching 5

adult teaching

adult teaching

Certificate in adult teaching (advanced) / level 5 Palmerston North, Whanganui* & Wairarapa* 1 semester part time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN UCOL’s Certificate in Adult Teaching (Advanced) (CATA) is a qualification that will give you the skills to teach adults. So if you need to teach, explain, facilitate or demonstrate to adults, then you should enrol in CATA. The programme is made up of four papers, all of which are studied part time being one day per week; night classes could also be an option. Some of the classroom sessions are delivered online (blended delivery) so there is no need to physically attend those lectures. You can easily fit this into your work schedule. CATA aims to provide you with a sound knowledge of current practice and a repertoire of strategies to use in teaching and learning, assessment, programme design and teaching practicum. You could gain a career in: • adult education/facilitation • community education • tertiary education • staircase to further study * subject to numbers in Whanganui and Wairarapa.

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adult teaching national Certificate in adult literacy & numeracy education (vocational/Workplace) / level 5 Palmerston North 1 semester part time Semester 2 intake This programme contributes to the improvement of the foundation skills (literacy and numeracy) of adult learners in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is a professional qualification for adult literacy and numeracy educator competence. This qualification is ideal for adult educators who are looking to acquire the skills and strategies to embed literacy and numeracy in their training or education programmes. It is particularly relevant for adult educators currently teaching on a programme in their own field or who have an adult training/coaching role in industry or the community. Delivery is a blend of six one-day workshops, online learning, study groups and work-based projects.

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Entry Requirements Applicants must be working as an adult educator (lecturer, tutor or trainer) in a recognised adult education, community or industry setting.

Further study in adult literacy and numeracy education at undergraduate or postgraduate level.


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diploma in beauty therapy / level 5 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 1 year full time Semester 1 intake The Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 5 covers a full range of beauty therapies and treatments. You’ll learn to perform full body massage, tanning treatments and electrolysis hair removal. Depending on the campus you are studying at, you will also learn about topics such as fashion and media make-up, microdermabrasion treatments, spa treatments, hot stone massage, Indian head massage and advanced skincare techniques. Build your skills using our fully-equipped, spacious beauty treatment rooms. This programme also offers you the opportunity to gain the National Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Electrology) Level 5. Entry Requirements You will need to have completed the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3, and the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Beautician) Level 4 or equivalent. On completion of this programme, you will have advanced skills in beauty therapy allowing you to seek employment in the beauty industry or operate independently within the beauty industry in New Zealand and overseas.

certificate in beauty services / level 4 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 1 year full time Semester 1 intake This one year Certificate focuses solely on beauty services. Here you will get the practical and theoretical knowledge to perform a manicure and pedicure, waxing, makeup application and facial therapies. You will get to work with clients in a fully equipped and spacious beauty clinic. On successful completion of this Certificate, you will also gain the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3 and the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Beautician) Level 4. Join the attractive world of beauty and start your career at UCOL. You could gain a career in: • the beauty industry • operating as an independent within the beauty industry • building on existing beauty therapy skills • continue on to the Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 5 Note: An opportunity may be available to sit the relevant ITEC international qualifications.

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beauty National Certificate in beauty services (Cosmetology) / level 3 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 14 weeks full time Semester 2 intake You could gain a career in: • retail assistance • pharmacy assistance • self-employment in the beauty industry • continue on to further study

Gain a practical and theoretical qualification to perform a manicure and pedicure, lash tinting, brow shaping, makeup application and facials. You’ll apply these skills on clients in the fully equipped and spacious studio rooms right here on campus. Once you’ve completed this programme, you could gain entry level employment in the beauty industry or go on to study the Certificate in Beauty Services Level 4.

National Certificate in Beauty (Nail Technology) / Level 3 Palmerston North, Whanganui* & Wairarapa 25 weeks full time Semester 1 intake You could gain a career in: • nail technology * subject to approval in Whanganui.

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Would you like to enter the beauty industry? With the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Nail Technology), you’ll gain a qualification, skills and the knowledge required to perform a range of nail services at professional level within the beauty environment. You’ll learn skills such as how to perform manicures, pedicures, acrylic and gel nail application, nail sculpture, 3D nail art, the use of equipment, products and safe operating procedures. You’ll get to practice these skills on real clients at UCOL’s on campus beauty salon as part of the assessment for this programme.


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Masters in design thinking / level 9* Palmerston North 2 years full time Semester 1 intake You could gain a career in: • design thinking consultancies • businesses (government, nongovernment, profit and not-for-profit) • entrepreneurial work • product and service development • user experience development • marketing • management

Design Thinking is a growth industry used by leading edge companies throughout the world. It is an exciting, inspirational and innovative process with people at its centre. Its aim is to solve complex problems in a creative way in order to improve people’s lives and give businesses a competitive edge. The Master in Design Thinking is the first programme of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand and has been created to give you the skills and experience necessary to become a skilled Design Thinker. Working in small multidisciplinary teams you will tackle a range of real world problems and generate innovative and unexpected products, services and experiences for the customer.

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Entry Requirements Applicants must hold an undergraduate Degree in any subject, discipline, or area of specialisation, or have relevant prior experience.

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business new zealand diploma in business / level 6 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Online 2 years full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes

You could gain a career in: • human resource management • management • accounting technician roles • accounting assistance • business administration

Bachelor of business Staircase to further study with the Open Polytechnic If you have graduated with the New Zealand Diploma in Business, you have the opportunity to fast track to a Bachelor of Business through the Open Polytechnic’s Advanced Standing Pathway programme. You will be able to choose a major to specialise in. You are also able to complete the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) requirements by selecting specified papers. For more information about the Advanced Standing Pathway Programme please contact UCOL on 0800 GO UCOL.

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Are you striving towards a career where you can make the most out of your skills in problem solving, people management, critical thinking and communication? This Diploma offers you the opportunity to learn a wide range of business skills and knowledge, including management, accounting, communication and law. It’s an ideal preparation for business degree studies. You can choose from face-to-face or online delivery options. Please also refer to the online section of this prospectus. So, if you want to get your business career flying higher then talk to us about the New Zealand Diploma in Business. Entry Requirements For those under 20 years old, you must have: • a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of eight literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori; four credits must be in reading and four credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards, or equivalent.


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certificate in business studies / level 4 Palmerston North & Whanganui 1 year full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes Uncover your business savvy with UCOL’s Certificate in Business Studies. Gain the fundamentals to understand business and the confidence to use your management supervision skills. Plus, when you complete UCOL’s Certificate in Business Studies, you get two qualifications for the effort of achieving one. When you complete eight specific papers of the Certificate you’ll also earn the NZIM Certificate in Management Level 4. Twelve papers, two qualifications. You could gain a career in: • supervisory management • team leadership • staircase to further study

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chef training

chef training / / / /

Professional Chef practice professional cookery culinary arts baking & pastry 5 4 3

diploma in professional chef practice / level 5 Whanganui 2 years full time Various intakes The qualification is delivered over a two year period and encompasses two National Certificates as well as two City and Guild of London International Qualifications. The programme provides students with foundation, intermediate and advanced skills in the field of culinary arts. Delivery of this programmes is from UCOL’s Whanganui Campus, in its purpose built kitchen and restaurant.

You could gain a career in: • fine dining restaurants • restaurants • cafés

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Entry Requirements • To gain entry to the first year of this qualification please refer to National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3. • To gain entry to the second year of this qualification prospective students need to have attained National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 or an equivalent qualification. Prospective students will also need to have gained unit standards prescribed within the first part of the National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 4, please enquire for the full list. • Students must be at least 17 years of age.

bars hotels function catering cruise liners

• catering companies • airlines • commercial catering businesses


Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1 intake

certificate in professional cookery / level 4 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes This exciting programme builds on the skills learnt in Level 3. You will develop the competence, skills and knowledge required of experienced chefs involved in cooking nonroutine dishes with flair and creativity in a commercial kitchen. When you successfully complete this programme you will have the opportunity to sit the City and Guilds International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts) and gain NZQA unit standards. Entry Requirements Successful completion of the Certificate in Professional Cookery Level 3 or equivalent qualification and/or experience. Places are often limited, selection criteria may apply. You could gain a career in: • • • • • • • • •

hotels restaurants bars cafés bakeries canteens cruise liners overseas work commercial catering

If you are a chef who is serious about furthering your existing culinary art skills to an internationally recognised qualification standard, this is the programme for you. It focuses on advanced methods of cookery, including patisserie and confectionery. It incorporates the City and Guilds Diploma in Patisserie and the City and Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts). If you successfully complete all of the requirements of this programme you will be able to apply for the National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 4.

chef training

certificate in advanced culinary arts / level 4

Entry Requirements • Basic Cookery TCB 752, or • a National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 3, or • City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cookery, or • Diploma 7065, or • the UCOL Certificate in Culinary Arts Level 3 or equivalent, or • have a minimum of five years’ current industry experience. You could gain a career in: • • • • • • • • • •

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chef training certificate in professional cookery / level 3 Palmerston North & Wairarapa 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 1 intake in WAI You could gain a career in: • baking • catering • hotels • restaurants • cafés • canteens • overseas work • staircase to further study

Start your professional cooking career with UCOL. Our highly experienced chefs will teach you the skills you’ll need to prepare and cook dishes while working in a supervised role in a commercial kitchen. Bonuses are the NZQA Level 3 cookery unit standards will be awarded, and once you’ve met all the requirements of the UCOL Certificate, you can sit the International City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation & Cookery. To put the theory into practice, you’ll serve paying customers at UCOL’s Training Restaurant for café lunch, formal dining and special functions or if you are studying in Wairarapa you’ll spend some time in the industry.

certificate in baking & Pastry / level 3 Palmerston North & Wairarapa 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 1 intake in WAI You could gain a career in: • baking • hotels • restaurants • cafés • staircase to further study

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This intensive programme covers the basics of baking and pastry production including how to make breads and dough, hot and cold desserts and pastry goods. You‘ll also learn how to produce commercial volumes to be sold in retail shops or restaurants. The class hours are 6.30am to noon, Monday to Friday on the Palmerston North campus and between 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday in Wairarapa, with lots of practical hands-on experience backed up with theory taught by our experienced chefs. Best of all, you get to sample what you make.


/ computing / Distance learning 4

computing

computing 3

national certificate in computing / level 4 Palmerston North, Whanganui*, Wairarapa* & Online* 26 weeks part time Multiple intakes (please contact UCOL) You could gain a career in: • entry level ICT roles • staircase to further study

Become a successful and in-demand computer wizard. Graduates of this programme will be confident computer users in the areas of relational databases, interactive web creation including graphics, text processing and word processing. This programme allows you to study from home with learning support, on or off campus, and face-to-face assessment sessions.

* while Learning Support is on offer at all campuses, this is a Distance Learning Programme which is delivered by the Palmerston North Campus.

national certificate in computing / level 3 Palmerston North, Whanganui*, Wairarapa* & Online* 26 weeks part time Multiple intakes (please contact UCOL) You could gain a career in: • clerical work • office assistance • computing • staircase to further study

If you want to become a competent computer user, this programme gives you the opportunity to develop your computing skills in the following areas: word processing, information management, spread sheeting, databases, desktop publishing, presentation software, career development, operating and maintaining a computer. It allows you to study from home with learning support, on or off campus, and face-to-face assessment sessions.

* while Learning Support is on offer at all campuses, this is a Distance Learning Programme which is delivered by the Palmerston North Campus.

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early childhood

Nurture and develop young minds with our early childhood Degree and Certificate programmes. You could gain rewarding work as a Nanny in New Zealand and overseas or an Early Childhood Teacher. Today, hands on learning. Tomorrow, raise our future.

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early childhood

bachelor of teaching (early childhood education) / Level 7 Wairarapa 3 years full time Semester 1 intake

Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to be competent, registered teachers in Early Childhood settings in New Zealand.

UCOL’s Masterton campus is partnering with The Open Polytechnic of NZ to offer you the chance to gain your Degree locally. Your Open Polytechnic studies will be supported by weekly face-to-face study sessions, fully resourced library facilities, and other campus student support services with UCOL Wairarapa. You will attain a professional teaching Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Eduction) Degree and have the skills and knowledge to enable you to work effectively with young children, their parents, families and whanau, whilst gaining an in-depth understanding of the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities of teaching. You will learn from qualified lecturers with industry experience, and access the award winning student support services for which this campus is renowned. Entry Requirements To apply for entry to the Degree you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and be at least 17 years of age at the time of entry. You must also have: • at least 42 credits at Level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects from the approved subjects list, one of which must be a language rich* subject; with a further 14 credits from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects, and

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• Eight credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori; four credits must be in reading and four in writing. These are selected from a list of Standards fulfilling the literacy requirement, and • 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Statistics and Probability or Pangarau. If you do not meet the above entry requirements you may be able to apply for provisional entry. Contact UCOL for more information. If you are over 20 years of age and don’t meet the above criteria you can apply for entry into the Degree. Your application will be considered for special or provisional entrance. Contact UCOL for more information. You need to be able to read and write well in English so you can write your assignments and understand written English course materials. If English is not your first language, you must supply proof that you have passed the IELTS academic English language proficiency test with a minimum score of 7.0 in each category as per the New Zealand Teachers Council guidelines. * for example English, History, Classics, Media studies.


early childhood New Zealand certificate in Nanny Education / Level 5 Palmerston North 1 year full time Semester 1 intake Interested in looking after children? Then educate and care for them with nanny training at UCOL. UCOL offers the New Zealand Certificate in Nanny Education, which will give you a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of providing nanny services in a home environment. This 34 week long full time programme covers 14 papers including Family Studies, Human Development, Learning through Play, Infant and Childcare and Professional Communication. You will experience practicum placement of 400 hours in homes including two or three week block placements in different home settings like rural and family with a new baby. Past graduates of this programme have gone on to gain nanny jobs within New Zealand and overseas, and continued study in Early Childhood Diploma and Degree programmes. You could gain a career in: • private live-in and live-out positions for families • private agency work • early childhood settings; home based and centre

Entry Requirements Applicants under 20 years of age must have a minimum of four years secondary schooling, with relevant NCEA/Unit Standard credits at Level 2 and show potential to study at a tertiary level. Applicants over 20 years of age need to show evidence to the selection panel of their potential to study at tertiary level. Placement in work experience is pursuant to the applicant’s criminal history being clear of any matter which might cause UCOL to question their suitability for employment in the early childhood area. Therefore, acceptance into the programme is conditional on each student completing the Department for Courts Criminal Record check which UCOL will send to the Department for Courts to allow the release of your criminal history.

• employment agencies/ bureaux • families with special needs • government agencies • ACC

• nannying around New Zealand and overseas • management and maintenance of households

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national certificate in early childhood education & Care / Level 3 Palmerston North & Wairarapa 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes The National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 3 will provide you with a solid grounding in all aspects of early childhood education. This one semester full-time programme covers health, safety and nutrition; caring for young children; development and learning; and how to develop educational programmes for infants, toddlers and young children. As part of this programme you will have a practicum placement in an early childhood setting to put your learning into practice. Entry Requirements This programme has open entry but placement in work experience is pursuant to your criminal history being clear of any matter which might cause UCOL to question your suitability for employment in the early childhood area. Acceptance into the programme is conditional on you completing the Department for Courts Criminal Record check (Police check) which UCOL will send to the Department for Courts to allow the release of your criminal history to UCOL. You could gain a career in: • early childhood centres • home-based settings • staircase to further study

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hairdressing Certificate in Hairdressing Practice (year 2) / Level 3* Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 40 weeks full time Semester 1 intake Gain the second year of your hairdressing apprenticeship with UCOL. You’ll learn the latest techniques from industry experienced lecturers in our purpose built teaching salons right here on campus. Some of the advanced skills you’ll be learning include: cutting hair with razors and scissors; blow drying and setting hair into complex styles; selecting and applying permanent colour; correcting colour; hairdressing; finger waving, and accounting, payment and banking in salon environments. It’s a great way to gain hands on skills in a supportive environment while progressing your apprenticeship and career opportunities. Entry Requirements Entry will be open to applicants who have completed the Certificate in Hairdressing Salon Support) Level 3 or equivalent. Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

You could gain a career in: • hairdressing apprenticeships * subject to approval.

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hairdressing certificate in hairdressing (salon support) / Level 3 Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa 1 year full time Semester 1 intake You could gain a career in: • hairdressing apprenticeships • the beauty services industry • staircase to further study

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UCOL’s Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) will count towards gaining the credits of the first year of your hairdressing apprenticeship. You will learn in a salon environment working with clients, becoming proficient in colour, hair ups and blow waving, as well as customer service, communications and other work related skills. There will also be an opportunity to gain work experience in the industry and complete the National Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support).


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certificate in hospitality (cookery) / level 4 Palmerston North & Whanganui 2 semesters full time Semester 2 intake Build on the skills you learned from Basic Cookery Level 3 and take them to the next level with the National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 4. In this 32 week, full time programme you will learn advanced techniques in the preparation of hot and cold dishes, advanced patisserie techniques to produce sweets, desserts and breads, and advanced kitchen practice skills focusing on food safety, nutrition and international cuisines. After completing this certificate you will have the knowledge and skills to work in the culinary industry, or go all the way and continue on to complete the Diploma in Professional Chef Practice Level 5. At the end of semester 1, students will have the opportunity to complete the City and Guilds of London International Certificate in Food Preparation and Service.

You could gain a career in: • commercial kitchens • starting positions in: - commercial catering businesses - cafe kitchens - institutionalised catering • staircase to further study

Entry Requirements Entry will be open to applicants who have completed the Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 or equivalent. Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

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certificate in hospitality (basic cookery) / level 3 Whanganui 1 semester full time Semester 1 intake Find the chef within and master the culinary arts with UCOL. Make the grade from home cook to master chef with UCOL’s National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery). On this programme you’ll learn from our experienced chefs about the basics of professional cooking, making sauces, stocks and soups, and preparing and cooking meats, seafood and pasta. To put the theory into practice, you’ll serve paying customers at Whanganui UCOL’s Visions on Rutland Restaurant for formal dining and special functions. Entry Requirements Although this programme has open entry, you are required to have met the literacy and numeracy requirements of NCEA Level 1 or equivalent. Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age. You could gain a career in: • commercial kitchens • starting positions in: - commercial catering businesses - cafe kitchens - institutionalised catering • staircase to further study

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certificate in hospitality / level 3 Palmerston North & Whanganui 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes in PN Semester 2 intake in WG UCOL’s Certificate in Hospitality will teach you all the ‘front-of-house’ skills needed to work in restaurants, hotels, cafés and other hospitality outlets. This intensive programme covers front-of-house, waiting on customers, bartending, product knowledge, food safety, menu design, reservations and employment law. To put the theory into practice, you will serve paying customers at UCOL’s Training Restaurant. Here you will work in front-of-house, wait and bartend for café lunch, formal dining and special functions. Best of all, when you complete the UCOL Certificate you’ll also be awarded the National Certificate in Hospitality Level 3. That’s two qualifications for the effort of one. Entry Requirements To meet legislation requirements of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 and Sale of Liquor Regulations 1990 which are assessed in Unit Standard 4645, you must be a minimum age of 18. You could gain a career in: • hotels • restaurants • cafés • bars  • overseas work • staircase to further study


hospitality national certificate in marae catering / level 2 Whanganui 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes You could gain a career in: • entry level employment in catering or hospitality • continue on to study the Certificate in Hospitality Level 3

The National Certificate in Marae Catering is an excellent starting point for people wanting to work within the hospitality industry, or for those wishing to gain a formal qualification in Marae Catering. Based out at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Tupoho, the programme includes tikanga as well as cookery and food service within a whare kai. It will provide a solid foundation in Marae Catering. This hands-on programme is designed and delivered to provide you with a solid introductory foundation to tertiary education, giving you a great head start into programmes like culinary arts and hospitality or other tertiary education programmes.

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ict

Information Communications Technology (ICT) turns a big business world into an exciting village. It’s the corner stone of commerce. Study ICT at UCOL and you’ll learn practical skills to give you the edge against the competition in the ICT industry.  

information & communications technology (ict) information & communications technology software development computer networks advanced computer users technology for business

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ict graduate diploma in information & communications technology (software development) / level 7 Palmerston North 1 year full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes You could gain a career in: • software architecture • software testing • software contracting • software engineering • database architecture • database administration

This one year Graduate Diploma will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge in Software Development which is in high demand in the ICT industry. Entry Requirements Entry will be open to graduates who hold a Degree in an ICT related discipline or are able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in ICT.

graduate diploma in information & communications technology (computer networks) / level 7 Palmerston North 1 year full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes You could gain a career in: • network designer • network administrator • desktop support person • security specialist

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This one year Graduate Diploma will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge in Computer Networks which is in high demand in the ICT industry. Entry Requirements Entry will be open to graduates who hold a Degree in an ICT related discipline or are able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in ICT.


Graduate profile

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bachelor of information & communications technology (applied)

Aaron hartley “A first job in IT doesn’t get much better than this,” says UCOL Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology graduate Aaron Hartley. Aaron is working as a Software Analyst for Palmerston North IT company Integration Technologies Limited (ITL), a job he targeted before the end of his three year Degree.

construction company. “It was a really valuable experience working for an actual client and being able to apply all the skills I had learnt to a real project,” says Aaron.

Put simply, ITL produces software and hardware that enables a petrol pump to communicate with the point of sale at a service station. ITL’s produces ‘automated forecourt solutions’ for huge international clients including BP and Shell.

Aaron says UCOL’s hands-on learning approach suited his ‘learn by doing’ nature. “Our lecturers were really enthusiastic and that inspired the whole class.” He says the quality of the course gave him the confidence in his skills to apply for the job at ITL.

“My job has a lot of variety and challenges… and international travel,” says Aaron.

Aaron says, “From day one I have felt well prepared to tackle whatever ITL could ask of me.”

In the third year of his UCOL degree, Aaron’s BICT industry project was to design an asset management system for a heavy machinery and

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ict bachelor of information & communications technology (applied) / level 7 Palmerston North 3 years full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes Interested in networks and installation, helpdesk end, user support, software engineering, mobile application development, systems analysis, databases and web development? If so, apply for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Applied). This Degree will give you the ICT skills so desperately needed by the industry. The difference UCOL’s ICT Degree has over others is its applied nature, meaning for every two hour lecture there is a two hour practical to follow. Plus, with a dedicated software and hardware laboratory, learning Cisco networks and the completion of a large industry-based project in your third year, you leave UCOL very employable, with work ready skills wanted by the industry. This programme has the following exit points: Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Applied) Level 5 and Certificate in Computer Networks Level 6. You could gain a career in: • web mastery • network design • software architecture • software contracting • software engineering • desktop support 

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Entry Requirements For those under 20 years of age at the start of the programme: • at least 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). At least 14 of these credits must be from each of two subjects from the approved list. The remaining 14 credits must come from no more than two additional subjects, and • at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, and at least eight credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Maori, or • special admission is available to those students who successfully complete the Certificate for Advanced Computer Users Level 4 or equivalent qualification, or • admission can be made on a case-by-case basis, upon application to the Head of School.

corporate training database architecture database administration game development security specialisation project management

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ict diploma in information & communications technology (applied) / level 5 & level 6 Palmerston North 1 year full time for Level 5 2 years full time for Level 6 Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes The Level 5 & 6 Diplomas are of a very practical nature, which you will gain lots of hands-on experience in our dedicated software and hardware labs. Learn skills such as C#, Dynamic HTML and networking. Graduates with this qualification will enter the workforce more than able to meet the needs of the ICT industry, or improve your career prospects even further by cross crediting your qualification to gain Year 1/2 of the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Applied). If you’re interested in becoming a web developer, programmer, network technician or ICT specialist, take the first step with this valuable Diploma. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For those under 20 years of age at the start of the programme: • At least 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). At least 14 of these credits must be from each of two subjects from the approved list. The remaining 14 credits must come from no more than two additional subjects, and

• at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, and at least eight credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Maori, or • special admission is available to those students who successfully complete the Certificate for Advanced Computer Users Level 4 or equivalent qualification, or • admission can be made on a case-by-case basis, upon application to the Head of School. You could gain a career in: • web development • desktop support • user support • network technician roles • applications specialisation • database administration • service technician roles • programming

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ict certificate for advanced computer users / Level 4 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes Advance your skills and learn advanced techniques in subjects such as computer programming where you’ll write code using vb.net. You’ll also create relational databases using MS Access; become multimedia savvy with web creation using Dreamweaver, Flash and Mediator and advance your business application skills using MS Word, Excel and MYOB. There’s every reason to step up your learning in information and communication technology. Better yet, this certificate provides an excellent base for further study with the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Applied), or the Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology (Applied).

You could gain a career in: • entry level ICT roles • IT support • staircase to further study

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certificate in information technology for business / Level 3 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes Make your move into ICT with UCOL’s Information Technology for Business qualification. You will have a practical introduction to a variety of business computing topics and software applications. This faceto-face programme will teach you software applications including spreadsheet, word processing, database, desktop publishing, web design, MYOB, email and internet. On the hardware side you will be able to identify components and understand the technology of computing. There has never been a better time to start learning about the ICT industry.

You could gain a career in: • clerical work • computing • office assistance • staircase to further study


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mental health / mental health / support work 4

National certificate in mental health (Mental health support work) / Level 4 Whanganui 1 year full time Semester 1 intake Help and support others to live a better quality of life with UCOL’s National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) Level 4. This Certificate will give you a comprehensive grounding in mental health and support work. The year long programme requires you for one day per week in the class - for the rest of the time you will be employed, or have practicum placement in the industry (UCOL provides only a limited number of places). The programme covers support work including recovery principles, mental illness, drug and alcohol issues, working with Pacifica people and understanding Te Tiriti and yourself. The programme is taught by experienced lecturers who have worked for many years in the mental health industry. If you are after a rewarding career helping people, this programme is a great place to start.

You could gain a career as a support worker in mental health and addiction services in residential and community based services. Entry Requirements This programme has open entry. Practicums organised by UCOL require a Police check. Convictions may not prevent entry but may affect your ability to complete workplace requirements and hence gain the qualification.

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online

online / business / Canine behaviour & care / Computing 6

New Zealand diploma in business / Level 6 (Selected papers only) Palmerston North, Whanganui*, Wairarapa* & Online* 18 weeks per paper Part time 3 intakes per year - February, May & July UCOL offers papers from this programme online to suit those who may find it hard to attend on-campus programmes. The New Zealand Diploma in Business is a nationally recognised qualification that gives you an excellent base to start or boost your career. The programme provides opportunities to specialise in areas of particular interest to you, or you can choose from a wide range of interesting general business papers. Entry Requirements For applicants under 20 years of age: • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of eight literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori; four credits must be in reading and four credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards, and • a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), or • equivalent to both of the above. You could gain a career in: • accounting • management • staircase to further study * while Learning Support is on offer at all campuses, this is a Distance Learning Programme which is delivered by the Palmerston North Campus.

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Online 24 weeks to complete each of the two papers Part time, self paced Continuous enrolments You could gain a career in: • dog handling • boarding kennels • grooming clinics • pet shops • dog training • staircase to further study

This online Short Course in Canine Behaviour and Care Level 5 provides you with a sound theoretical understanding of canine care and the physiological, anatomical and genetic basis of the behaviour of canines and how this can assist with handling. The programme also lays the foundation for further study in animal care, veterinary nursing or a related field at a higher level.

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short course in canine behavior & care / Level 5

Entry Requirements You must have a minimum of 60 Level 2 credits from any subject area or equivalent.

national certificate in computing / level 4 Palmerston North, Whanganui*, Wairarapa* & Online* 26 weeks part time Semester 1 & 2 intakes You could gain a career in: • entry level ICT roles • staircase to further study

Become a successful and in-demand computer wizard. Graduates of this programme will be confident computer users in the areas of relational databases, interactive web creation including graphics, text processing and word processing. This programme allows you to study from home with learning support, on or off campus, and face-to-face assessment sessions.

* while Learning Support is on offer at all campuses, this is a Distance Learning Programme which is delivered by the Palmerston North Campus.

national certificate in computing / level 3 Palmerston North, Whanganui*, Wairarapa* & Online* 26 weeks part time Semester 1 & 2 intakes You could gain a career in: • clerical work • office assistance • computing • staircase to further study

If you want to become a competent computer user, this programme gives you the opportunity to develop your computing skills in the following areas: word processing, information management, spread sheeting, databases, desktop publishing, presentation software, career development, operating and maintaining a computer. It allows you to study from home with learning support, on or off campus, and face-to-face assessment sessions.

* while Learning Support is on offer at all campuses, this is a Distance Learning Programme which is delivered by the Palmerston North Campus.

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university preparation foundation studies tertiary study skills trade skills 4 2 1

certificate of university preparation / Level 4 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes

The Certificate of University Preparation Level 4 will qualify you for undergraduate study at University and Institutes of Technology. If you successfully complete this certificate you will be able to enrol in a Degree level programme at UCOL and Massey University. Continue on to study at undergraduate level at University and Institutes of Technology.

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Entry Requirements Students under 20 years of age should have: • gained a minimum of 14 Level 3 NCEA credits in at least one approved subject, and • a satisfactory level of achievement in at least two other NCEA Level 3 subjects, and • met numeracy requirements for University Entrance, and • achieved at least three credits in reading and three credits in writing at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori on the National Qualifications Framework. These literacy credits must be from a schedule of approved achievement and unit standards. Students over 20 years of age qualify for direct admission to the Certificate of University Preparation.


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certificate in foundation studies / Level 4 Palmerston North 1 year full time Semester 1 intake

The Certificate in Foundation Studies will develop your competency in English for academic purposes, and allow you to learn about and adapt to degree level study. If you successfully complete this Certificate you will have met the academic and English language entry requirements for admission to undergraduate programmes at UCOL and Massey University. Entry Requirements Students under 20 years of age should have: • achieved a minimum of 50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above including at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in English, and • achieved 14 credits in Mathematics at NCEA Level 1 or higher. Students over 20 years of age qualify for direct admission to the Certificate in Foundation Studies. Continue on to study at undergraduate level at University and Institutes of Technology.

certificate in tertiary study skills / Level 2 Whanganui 1 semester full time Part time options available Semester 1 & 2 intakes Get ready to study with UCOL’s ‘fee free’ tertiary study skills programme. UCOL’s Certificate in Tertiary Study Skills Level 2 is a foundation programme that will help you build the self confidence and learning skills to take on future tertiary study and training. The programme covers study skills, communication, problem solving, basic maths, basic computing skills and future study options. NO previous educational qualifications are required and NO programme fees makes the decision to enrol so much easier. Staircase to further study.

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study skills certificate in tertiary study / Level 2 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes Continue on to further study at Certificate or Diploma level. The level that is appropriate for you will be discussed prior to enrolment.

The Certificate in Tertiary Study Level 2 will give you the skills and confidence to continue on to further academic study. During this programme you will develop skills for writing assignments and reports. You will also have the opportunity to achieve a comprehensive First Aid Certificate and learn how to balance your study and home life to achieve the best out of your academic experience.

certificate in tertiary study skills / Level 1 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes Continue on to further study at Certificate level.

The Certificate in Tertiary Study Skills Level 1 aims to give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to study at a tertiary level. You will also complete the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1, and gain credits towards the National Certificate in Employment Skills, Level 1. The programme has a practical focus with a range of hands-on experiences.

certificate in trade skills / Level 1 Palmerston North 1 semester full time Semester 1 & 2 intakes Continue on to further study at Certificate level.

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The Certificate in Trade Skills Level 1 will give you basic skills in five areas: Automotive, Woodwork, Electrical, Engineering and Foundations Skills. The programme is handson and project-based. You will spend most of your day in our workshops learning new skills and using them to make quality products. As you work on these projects, you will develop practical and academic skills to help with further study or employment.


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le cordon bleu

Le cordon Bleu Le Cordon Bleu is known across the world for its ground breaking and highly successful approach to culinary training. For more than 100 years Le Cordon Bleu has set the standards that others follow. Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand combines the very best of new world innovation with the fine artistry of French tradition. With its international reputation for innovation and adaptability, and abundance of fresh local produce, New Zealand is the perfect place to experience all that Le Cordon Bleu has to offer. You will study under internationally renowned chefs and leave with a qualification respected around the world for excellence, and an edge over others competing on the global stage. A State-of-the-Art Culinary Institute Opened in 2012, the state-of-the-art, purpose built Cordon Bleu school has been designed with your success in mind. With brand new, fully equipped training kitchens and student learning spaces, the campus is situated in the heart of Wellington’s vibrant dining and entertainment quarter. Classes incorporate the latest technologies to support learning, and students are encouraged to work together to emulate the teamwork culture found in the world’s greatest kitchens. With some of the country’s best restaurants and cafes just a few steps from the campus, you are never far from a uniquely New Zealand experience, inside and outside the kitchen.

Le Cordon Bleu Qualifications •

Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Diplôme de Cuisine

Diplôme de Pâtisserie

Grand Diplôme

Wine Education For more information www.lecordonbleu.co.nz enquiry@lecordonbleu.co.nz +64 4 472 9800

UCOL has partnered with Le Cordon Bleu International and WelTec to establish Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand.

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ready to enrol? Contact us for an application pack.

If you need help deciding which programme best suits you or if you want to check that you have made the right choice, our Student Advisors are available to help you with this decision. We would love to see you studying at UCOL to start you on your journey to success.

STEP 1 Contact UCOL to request an Admission & Enrolment form:

0800 GO UCOL (46 8265)

www.ucol.ac.nz enquiry@ucol.ac.nz Or you can visit one of our Information Centres: Palmerston North Campus Cnr King & Princess Streets Palmerston North Whanganui Campus 16 Rutland Street Whanganui Wairarapa Campus 143-159 Chapel Street

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STEP 2 Complete your Admission & Enrolment Form and return this to us either in person or by post. Alternatively, you can apply online at www.ucol.ac.nz. Make sure you follow the checklist and have included all of the required documentation and proof of identification.

STEP 3 UCOL has an Admission policy that aims to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. Please complete all the relevant sections on the Admission & Enrolment Form as directed. You may be contacted to provide additional information to support your application, this could also include coming in to talk to a member of our Student Experience Team.


STEP 4 Arrange payment of your fees. This can be through Studylink, cash, credit card, direct credit or Eftpos. All full-time programmes qualify for loans; allowances are individually assessed. For more information contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or go online at www.studylink.govt.nz. Fees need to be paid by the start date of your programme.

STEP 5 What now? You will be notified of your acceptance via the preferred method you have chosen in your application, either email, text or post. Prior to the programme start date, and at least two weeks before then, you will be sent your ‘First day at UCOL’ information. This includes what time to arrive, where to go and what to bring. Please also check the website for this information. If you have any questions please call us, and remember you can check your UCOL correspondence through the SWS Logon and password which will appear on the top right hand corner of any correspondence we have sent you.

StudyLink is a service of the Ministry of Social Development. They connect people with the information they need to make informed decisions about student finances and other study-related issues, and provide financial support to students. There are Studylink Outreach Offices: 55 Grey Street, Palmerston North 133 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui. 143-159 Chapel Street, Masterton

There are also StudyLink staff at different times of the year on UCOL’s campuses to assist students with making informed decisions about their study choices and financial options. StudyLink contact details are: Call 0800 88 99 00 Fax 0800 88 33 88 Web www.studylink.govt.nz

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DISCLAIMER: Information in this Prospectus is subject to change by UCOL. For all current tuition fees, and other items that may be required for programmes of study please contact the UCOL Information Centre. Please also obtain an Admission and Enrolment Guide which contains terms and conditions of studying at UCOL. This prospectus applies to domestic students only. Please note that UCOL reserves the right to postpone or not offer some programmes/qualifications. Prospectus design by UCOL 2010 graduate, Sarah Turner.


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