New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide individuals with theoretical and/or technical knowledge within a range of natural and physical sciences for employment and/or progression to higher level qualifications.
The qualification will also identify for the science-related sectors of Aotearoa New Zealand those employees who are able to work independently in routine operational positions in the manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development.
Key Information for Students
NCEA Level 2, which must include: 30 credits in science (including chemistry) AND 10 Literacy credits AND 10 Numeracy credits OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Applied Science or Medical Imaging Pathways that include CSCP404 Applied Maths OR New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 4) or equivalent OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. Additional Requirement: For the Pre-Analytical Technician pathway students are required to be concurrently employed in a Patient Services or Phlebotomy trainee role English Requirement: IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in any subtest)
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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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.