New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services
Banking and Finance
Total student fees
over 20 Weeks - details
Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.
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 specialist operational and theoretical knowledge, competency, and skills in financial services.
This qualification is suitable for individuals who are working in or who intend entering the financial services industry. It is an appropriate qualification for those seeking to advance to specialist roles and/or enhance their skills and knowledge within retail and personal services areas of the financial services industry.
Depending on the strand achieved, graduates will be capable of providing individualised financial advice to meet clients' personal needs in roles in: Investment; Life, Disability, and Health Insurance; General Insurance; Residential Property Lending; Personal Lending; Banking; Trustee Services.
Graduates of the General Insurance strand will also be capable of providing advice to domestic and small business clients.
Key Information for Students
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
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.