Careers Unlimited [NCEA Level 1]

Complete your NCEA Level 1 with EmployNZ.

This course will provide you the opportunity to complete NCEA Level 1 while gaining knowledge and skills to pathway you into your chosen Level 2 course, or we can help you to look for a job.

We offer this course for youth from our sites at Tauranga (CBD), Mount Maunganui, Rotorua and Whakatane.

If you are 15 years or older, left or leaving school, then we can help you get your NZQA qualifications for free.

Learn about:

  • Preparing your CV and Planning for your future
  • Self management and Independent living skills 
  • Communicating & working in a team
  • Workplace practices
  • Personal development & life skills
  • Workplace literacy & numeracy

Enrol in Careers Unlimited to:

  • Achieve the NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1 & your NCEA Level 1
  • Improve confidence and general life skills to progress into employment, community life or further study
  • Learn self-management, personal wellness, assertiveness, financial planning, and problem solving
  • Study with other youth, make friends and support each other to make plans for your future

Meet Our Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn?

This Careers Unlimited course covers:

  • CV & career planning
  • Communicating & working in a team
  • Introduction to workplace practices
  • Personal development & life skills
  • Workplace literacy & numeracy
What qualification will I get?

Graduates will receive the “New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1)”. All of your 60 credits will also go towards your NCEA Level 1.

What is the start date, timetable and course duration?
  • Start dates:
    • You can start any time
  • Timetable:
    • 8:30am – 3:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Course duration:
    • 20 weeks
What are the costs?

This course is free. It is fully funded by the government Youth Guarantee fund.

What is the location for this course?

This course is available in-person from our Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, and Rotorua branches

Is this course available via distance learning?
No, sorry, it is only available in person at the branches listed above
Is this course available to international students?
No, this course is offered only to NZ citizens or permanent residents
Is this course best suited to students of a certain age?

Anyone aged 15 years and older is welcome

Are there any prerequisites?
No
What do students who have done this course say about it?
  • “EmployNZ really got be back on track with my life. The people who were working there were very nice and helpful” – Marco Cruz, Tauranga
  • “EmployNZ is a great learning environment for people of all ages. Highly recommend it.” – Gabriel Prudden, Tauranga
  • “EmployNZ really helped me upskill and find work relatively quickly, I would recommend the courses here to anyone looking to find a job. John is a great tutor and helped me every step of the way, and made coming to course enjoyable.” – Kyle Wilson, Tauranga

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