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Certificate in New Zealand Studies (Level 2)

FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education
10 weeks
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Hamilton (New Zealand)
Contact school for start dates

About this program

The objective of this programme is to develop key understandings about New Zealand’s history, culture, lifestyle, work, business and other learner selected areas such as English, rugby and cricket and pathways to other programmes.


Learners can expect enjoyable, active and friendly small active group learning sessions taught by supportive facilitators who will focus on your individual interests and goals along with experiences and visits to places of interest that relate to and support your learning. You will meet real New Zealanders and see how they live their lives plus experience the pure New Zealand heartland environment. Learning especially focuses on developing the knowledge and skills to travel or live in New Zealand independently and possible work career or other options in New Zealand.


The programme consists of five papers. Three are compulsory. Programme content includes study of New Zealand culture, history and healthy living and lifestyles, English in New Zealand, working, business and sport, arts and recreation or special student selected study area. This programme focuses on living in New Zealand. Learners may also undertake a trip together.

Some papers will be conducted on a part-time basis, please refer the institution website for more details.

Blended offer available – complete half (5 weeks) in New Zealand and the other half from home country.


Understandings and experience of New Zealand history, culture, life style, government systems, rights and responsibilities, literacy and numeracy plus options to study English language learning, sport, recreation, arts or any other area that interests you or to progress to level three.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education

The FREEDOM Institute is the first private higher education institute to be established in New Zealand. We are excellence focussed, creative, innovative, learner-centred and dedicated to the provision of quality higher education for all our learners. The Institute’s purpose is...

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