New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design

Palmerston North School of Design Limited

Subject area

Fine Arts



20 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is designed for ākonga/learners who are seeking to develop a range of introductory technical skills and conceptual knowledge in arts, crafts or design contexts.

Graduates of this qualification will have developed practical application of knowledge and skills in preparation for further study.

Graduates will be able to operate under limited supervision.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

The programme is available for domestic students aged 16 years or older; and who hold a Level 2 qualification in Arts and Design, or NCEA (Level 2). Prospective students without a qualification can contact the school to discuss other options to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge. Applicants will participate in an interview, and are encouraged to bring samples of their work. Enrolment is subject to approval of the Academic Manager.

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)
$3,284 $3,284
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$3,339 $3,339
Total $6,623 $6,623

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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 $39,000
Earnings range $28,000 - $48,000
In employment 47%
In further study 33%
On a benefit 9%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 358 0188
Fax: (06) 358 0188

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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.

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

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