The following represents only a selection of possible careers and the requirements listed here are minimum ones. Tertiary Institutions will offer slightly different courses and entry requirements may differ. Students should check any additional requirements for courses they intend to enrol in, as some courses (e.g, limited entry University courses) require more than the minimum requirements.

For further information, see Mrs Thatcher and/or use the range of resources in the Careers Department, including the www.careers.govt.nz website. 

  
  

CAREER

  
  

BACKGROUND REQUIRED

  

Accountancy - Degree

Entry to University. A background in Mathematics with Statistics is advantageous.

Agricultural Science

Entry to University. Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry are required at some Universities.

Agriculture - Degree

Entry to University. Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry are recommended.

Agriculture   –   Diploma Lincoln University

 

NCEA Level 2, a minimum of 40 credits over four   approved subjects, plus the literacy and numeracy requirements for undergraduate entry. A maximum of 24 credits in any one subject will be counted towards the total. Students are recommended to check requirements on the Lincoln University website as they are subject to change.

Applied Science (Laboratory   Technology) – Degree (ARA)

Entry to University. Entry for this degree programme may require specific subjects.

Applied Science (Physical Activity,   Health and Wellness or Sport and Exercise Science) – Degree (ARA)

Entry to University. Entry for this degree programme may require specific subjects.

Architectural Studies

Entry to University. You must also have met the Guaranteed Entry Score requirements. These requirements are subject to change and are published each year on the Victoria website.  Useful background subjects are Mathematics with Calculus, Statistics and modelling, Physics, English, Technology, Art, Design and Graphics. If you do not have the required level of achievement of 14 NCEA Level 3 credits in Mathematics and/or Physics, you will need to include a Mathematics or Physics course in your first year programme.

Architecture - Landscape Degree

Entry to University. English, Geography, Biology, History, Design and Horticulture are relevant school subjects.

Architectural Studies – Degree (ARA)

Entry to University and portfolio.

Architectural Technology – National   Diploma (ARA)

36 credits   in NCEA Level 2, 12 credits in English Level 1 and 12 credits in Mathematics Level 1 (or Pāngarau).

Armed Services

A wide range of careers is available with differing entry requirements.

Art - Fine Arts - Degree

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 in two Practical Art subjects and at least 14 credits in each of two other NCEA Level 3 subjects. A portfolio of work may be required. Limited entry.

Baking

Certificate in Career Baking (ARA)

36 NCEA credits at Level 1 including 12 credits in English and 12 credits in Maths.

Beauty Therapy Certificate (ARA)

80 credits at Level 1, including 10 literacy & 10 numeracy credits.

Biomedical Sciences – Degree

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics highly   recommended.

Broadcasting   Communications

Degree

Entry to University  

Business Administration – Degree

Entry to University

Business – Diploma (ARA)

50 credits NCEA Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects   including 8 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 credits must be in Reading and 4 in Writing), 14 credits at NCEA   Level 1 Mathematics (or Pāngarau).


 

Careers with Children – Early   Childhood

University entrance is required for many Early Childhood Education courses.  However, students can study to be a Nanny as a gateway to ECE qualifications. Requirements for Nanny course are dependent on chosen Tertiary provider

Carpentry- Certificate - ARA

Open Entry.

Computer   Technician – Certificate

(ARA)

Minimum of 60 credits in NCEA Level 1, including 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 English

Computer Science – Degree

Entry to University. A mathematical background is important for students who intend to advance beyond first year.

Cookery for the Hospitality Industry Certificate

Open Entry.

National   Diploma in Hospitality Management (ARA)

12 credits in NCEA English Level 1 and 36 credits in NCEA Level 2. (across four subjects)

Dental Technology – Degree

Entry to University. Students should have at least 14 NCEA Level 3 credits in Chemistry and at least 14 NCEA Level 2 credits in Physics and Biology.


 

Dentistry – Degree

Entry to University.

NCEA Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics are recommended. Competitive entry to second year.

Design – Bachelor   Degree (ARA)

 

Entry to University and additional portfolio requirements relevant to chosen field of   specialisation.

Digital Video Post Production
  -   Diploma

A portfolio demonstrating existing skills and/or potential in either film making, computer graphics, multimedia, graphic design, animation, audio-engineering, photography, visual arts.

12 credits in NCEA English Level 1 and 36 credits NCEA Level 2.

Economics – Degree

Entry to University. Mathematics with Calculus and Mathematics with Statistics to NCEA Level 3 strongly advised for students who want to major in Economics.

Education – Degree

Entry to University.

Electrical Engineering  

Pre-Trade Certificate

Open Entry.

Engineering – Certificate   (Fabrication)

Open Entry.

Engineering – Certificate (Welding and Structural Steel)

Open Entry.

Engineering          

- Degree

 

Entry to University. It is recommended that students intending to study Engineering at the University of Canterbury should aim to achieve 18 credits in Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus, 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Physics and 9 credits   in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry.

Engineering (ARA)

- Diploma
  (Electrical, Civil or Mechanical)

48 NCEA credits at Level 2 in 4 subjects including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, 8 credits in NCEA Level 1 English (4 Reading and 4 Writing).

Engineering Technology–

(Electrical, Civil or Mechanical)

Entry to University.

Fashion Technology & Design (ARA)
  - Certificate
  - Diploma

36 NCEA credits at Level 1 including 12 credits in English and 12 credits in Mathematics.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Fashion Technology and Design – Level 4.

Food Science – Degree

Entry to University. English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics are recommended.

Forestry – Degree

Entry to University. Students should have a background in Statistics, Biology, Chemistry and English.

Hospitality Management – Degree

- National   Diploma

Entry to University.

36 NCEA credits in Level 2 across four subjects and 12 credits of English in NCEA Level 1.

Human Nutrition – Degree

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (with Statistics) and English are highly recommended.

Information & Communication Technologies – Degree

Entry to University

Information and Communications  – Certificate (ARA)

36 NCEA credits in Level 1 (including 12 credits in English and Maths).


 

Interior Design (Residential) –   Diploma (ARA)

36 NCEA Level 2 credits. 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1. 12 credits in Mathematics (or Pāngarau) in NCEA Level 1.

Language – Degree (ARA) Japanese

Entry to University including 14 credits at Level 3 Japanese

Languages – Degree

Entry to University.

Law – Degree

Entry to University. Highly competitive in second year. Good reading, writing and analytical skills.

Management Science – Degree

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 Mathematics (Calculus and Statistics), concurrent study in Economics, Accounting and Computing highly desirable.

Māori – (ARA)

 

Te Ata Hōu         (Certificate)

Te Atatū              (Diploma)

 

Te Hāpara          (Diploma)

 

 

Bachelor of Maori Language and Indigenous Studies   (Te Ohoka)

 

 

 

12 credits in NCEA English Level 1.

36 NCEA credits in Level 2 and 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 English and 12 credits in NCEA Level 2   (12 credits in NCEA Te Reo Level 1).

36 credits in NCEA Level 2 over three subjects plus 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 in Te Reo Māori

 

University Entrance, additional requirements may apply.

Medical Imaging – Degree (ARA)

Entry to University, including 14 credits at Level 3 in English or an approved literacy* subject, science or mathematics (preferably physics or mathematics) and one other subject from the list of approved subjects (preference given to physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics).

Medical Radiation Therapy -Degree

 (University of Otago in Wellington

Entry to University. Priority selection to students with NCEA Level 3 English, either NCEA Level 3 Statistics or Calculus, and Level 3 Physics or Biology. (Minimum 16 credits each)

Medicine – Degree

Entry to University.

NCEA Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and English recommended. Very competitive entry to second year.

Motor Industry – Certificate (Entry   Skills)

Open Entry.

Music – Degree

Entry to University. Students intending to major in music should aim for a competent level of music reading, a knowledge of rudiments, and an understanding of harmony. Aural training and keyboard skills are very desirable. Audition may be required.

Nursing       - Degree

 

 

 

                     - Enrolled Diploma (ARA)

Entry to University, entry for this degree programme may require specific subjects.   Biology, Physical Education or Chemistry are recommended as is an English-rich subject.

36 NCEA credits in Level 2. 12 NCEA credits in   Level 1 English and 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Mathematics (or Pāngarau). 

Occupational Therapy – Degree

Entry to University.

Optometry – Degree

Entry to University. Biology, Chemistry and Physics recommended. Entry to second year competitive.

Oral Health – Degree

(Dental Hygiene,   Dental Therapy)

Entry to University. To be admitted to the programme applicants should have attained a   satisfactory standard in NCEA Level 2 Biology and English. Entry competitive.

Outdoor Recreation

Degree   (ARA)

Diploma

 

Entry to University

36 NCEA credits in Level 2 and 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 English.

Performing   Arts

Musical   Arts – Degree

Performing   Arts Degree

 

Entry to University and subject to audition

Entry to University and subject to audition

Pharmacy – Degree

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 Biology,   Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics recommended. Competitive entry to second year.

 

 

Physical Education – Degree

(Otago)

Year 13 applicants should have studied 5 NCEA Level 3 approved subjects. The exercise and sports science major requires a first year statistics paper. Biology and Physical Education are highly recommended.

Physiotherapy – Degree

Entry to University.

NCEA Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics recommended. Very competitive entry to second year.

Plaster Board - Certificate

Open Entry.

Pre- Health and Science

NZ Certificate in Study & Career Preparation (Pre Health Pathway ARA)

 

40 credits NCEA Level 2, including 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Mathematics.

 

Pre-Trade Painting & Decorating
  - Certificate

Open Entry.

Pre-Trade Plumbing - Certificate

Open Entry.

Psychology

Entry to University.

Science  - Degree 

Entry to University. Mathematics and Sciences desirable.

Social Work - Degree           

Entry to University. 

Speech & Language Therapy – Degree

Entry to University. Very competitive entry to second year.

Sport Coaching – Degree

Entry to University.

Surveying – Degree

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 English, Geography, Mathematics (Calculus and/or  Statistics) and Physics, Computing and Graphics recommended. Admission to second year is competitive.

Surveying Quantity – Diploma

- ARA

 

- SIT

 

Minimum of 50 NCEA credits Level 2 including 12 credits in Mathematics (excluding statistics) and a minimum of 12 Literacy credits at L1.

Minimum of 36 credits at Level 2, 4 credits at Level 2 reading, 4 credits at Level 2 writing and 14 at Level 1 or above Mathematics.

Teaching – Early Childhood, Primary

Entry to University. Five years secondary schooling preferred.

Teaching –  Physical Education

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 Physical Education, Biology and English recommended.

Teaching – Secondary

University degree.

Tourism       -Degree

                     - Certificate in Travel

                       Operations

Entry to University.

36 NCEA credits at Level 1 including 12 credits in English.

Veterinary – Degree

Entry to University. NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, Mathematics, preferably Statistics, Physics and Biology the ideal background. Good English skills. Very competitive. Before selection into the second semester applicants must produce a letter on the clinic letterhead signed by a vet that they have had at least 10 days of veterinary work experience in the preceding two years.

Veterinary Nursing – (ARA 2 years)

60 NCEA credits at Level 2, minimum 12 English at Level 2 and minimum 12 Maths at Level 1 and minimum 12 credits relevant Science Level 1 for one year.  NZ certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) with Veterinary Nursing Assistant Strand.   Will lead to Year Two NZ Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6).

Tertiary website details that maybe of interest:

ARA Institute of Canterbury (previously CPIT)         www.ara.ac.nz

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)                www.aut.ac.nz

Avonmore Tertiary Institute                                       www.avonmore.ac.nz

Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC)                           www.ctc.org.nz

Careers New Zealand                                              www.careers.govt.nz

Lincoln University                                                     www.lincoln.ac.nz

Massey University                                                    www.massey.ac.nz

National Trade Academy (NTA)                               www.nta.co.nz

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)                     www.sit.ac.nz

Telford (A Division of Lincoln University)                  www.telford.ac.nz

The University of Auckland                                       www.auckland.ac.nz

University of Canterbury                                           www.canterbury.ac.nz

University Otago                                                       www.otago.ac.nz

Victoria University of Wellington                               www.victoria.ac.nz

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