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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Broadcasting and Applied Media Pathway) (Level 4)

Key information

Level of study:
Certificate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
19 weeks
Start date: 08-February-2022
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in broadcast media and journalism.

Through a mix of tutorials, group projects and individual work, this programme will equip you with the academic skills required for higher-level study in broadcasting and media - specifically, Ara's Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (available in three specialisations).

You'll learn how to write academic texts, do presentations and sit exams. Subject-specific courses include writing and storytelling and te reo Maori. You can also choose from applied maths, media design and development, software design and development and health and interpersonal relationships.

Study pathways

This programme will equip you with the academic skills required for higher-level study in broadcasting and media - specifically, Ara's Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (available in three specialisations).

Entry criteria

40 credits NCEA Level 2, including 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Mathematic credits (with a strength in Algebra for the Engineering Pathway and Numeracy for other pathways)

Or

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English language requirements (Programme with exceptions to the minimum English Language Proficiency):

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING - 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

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