New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Banking and Finance



20 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the financial services industry with individuals who have competence, knowledge, and skill in the provision of financial advice.
This qualification is suitable for individuals who intend on or are currently providing regulated financial advice to clients or potential clients. The qualification is appropriate for those seeking to advance to specialist roles and/or enhance their skills and knowledge within the financial services industry.
Depending on the strand achieved, graduates will be capable of providing financial advice to meet client needs in roles in: Investment; Life, Disability, and Health Insurance; General Insurance; Residential Property Lending; Personal Lending; Banking; Trustee Services.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Entry Requirements Applicants must have: a minimum of eight NCEA Level 2 credits in English, four in writing and four in reading, or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or skills. Applicants who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements will be eligible to be enrolled where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. English Language Entry Requirements If English is the not the applicant's first language, applicants will need an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$1,926 $1,926
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$2,704 $2,704
Total $4,630 $4,630

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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