New Zealand Certificate in Combined Services (Level 4)

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Subject area

General Education Programmes not elsewhere classified



18 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended to provide a pathway into the Combined Services or similar type organisations to work with whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori.
Graduates of this qualification will be culturally aware of the diverse communities that make up New Zealand society and know the importance of being grounded in hauora (physical, mental and emotional wellbeing) for their roles.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To enter this programme, tauira must be: * 17 years or older * A New Zealand citizen * A New Zealand permanent resident currently living in New Zealand * An Australian citizen currently living in New Zealand * An Australian permanent resident wo has a returning residents visa and is currently living in New Zealand * Made aware of the entry requirements into the New Zealand Police * Made aware of the demands of the programme, and complete a diagnostic pre-entry literacy and numeracy assessment to identify learning support requirements * Able to demonstrate the ability to study at level 4 through previous educational and/or vocational experiences Delivery Mode Type - Distance and Blended Study Hours - distance delivery Total hours per week - 33.33 Kaiako directed Learning hours - 10 per week Activity directed learning hours - 23.33 per week Total Study hours - 600 Kaiako directed - 180 Activity directed - 420

Detailed requirements

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


18 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
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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 $36,000
Earnings range $28,000 - $45,000
In employment 45%
In further study 67%
On a benefit 4%

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

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 355 553
Phone: (0800) 355 553
Fax: (7) 871 3224

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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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