New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills

Ideal introductory course for school leavers or people wanting entry-level office admin skills. 17 weeks. Open entry. Improve your literacy and numeracy skills. Develop basic computing abilities and the confidence to deliver great customer service. Options to progress on to higher-level programmes.

What you will learn

  • ​Basic keyboarding skills and word processing
  • Internet and email for the office
  • Customer service skills and how to handle complaints
  • Apply literacy and numeracy skills to solve workplace problems
  • Understand financial documents
  • Work effectively in team environments
  • Develop your CV and career goals
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There’s a whole community of people here to support you and help you succeed.
Marie, Learning Advisor

Career options

  • Receptionist
  • Retail Assistant

Further study options

What your week will look like

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Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Upcoming start dates

  • 5 March 2018

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

Open entry.


Open entry.


International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

What it will cost


  • No study fees (other course related costs may still apply)

    Fees free for domestic students

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details


  • Fee: $9,855

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?


Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.


To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details

Offered by:
School of Business and Information Technology
Offered by:
Te Kete Hangarau o te Pākihi me te Aronui
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)
Programme code:
There’s a whole community of people here to support you and help you succeed.
Marie, Learning Advisor