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There are two kinds of fees free study available:


  • Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), which is open to everyone but only covers specific programmes. Ends 31 Dec 2022. See Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund
  • Fees Free Tertiary Education, being one year’s fees free study, in almost any programme, for first time tertiary students. Learn more


Agriculture & Conservation

Farming Systems and Equipment (Level 3) (Feb 2023)

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) (Feb 2023)

New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management (Level 5) (07 Jun 2022, 18 Jul 2022, 15 Aug 2022, 12 Sep 2022 ) and Part-time (09 May 2022, 25 Jul 2022, 10 Oct 2022)

Taratahi Food and Fibre: Taster Camp (All year 2022)

Academy Forestry (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Applied Sciences

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Medical Imaging Pathway) (25 Jul 2022)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) (Level 7) (Year 1 & 2: 24 Jan 2022) (Year 3: 17 Jan 2022) (The closing date for 2022 applicants is the 06 Sep 2021)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Science) (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6) (Feb 2023) Enquire Now

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy Applied Technical Laboratory Science (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Automotive and Panel & Paint

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

Vehicle Inspector – Inspection Course (18 Jul 20227) (10 Oct 2022)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills (Level 3) (21 Mar 2022)

Academy Automotive (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Collision Repair (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Forklift Safety (Level 2) (06 May 2022 to 04 Nov 2022)

STAR Automotive Panel & Paint (Level 2) (09 Jun 2022)

STAR Automotive (Level 2) (09 Jun 2022)

Beauty & Hairdressing

New Zealand Certificate in Specialised Skin Care Therapy (Level 6) (Feb 2023)

New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022) (20 Feb 2023)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Beauty (Level 2) (07 Jul 2022)

Academy Hair, Beauty & Retail (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Barbering (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Hairdressing (Level 2) (21 Oct 2022)

Business

Graduate Diploma in Accounting (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

Graduate Diploma in Operations & Production Management (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

Graduate Diploma in Project Management (Level 7)(25 Jul 2022)

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4) (Online) (Monthly Intake)

Certificate in Customer Experience Management (Contact Centre) (Microcredential) (11 Apr 2022)

Academy Business Enterprise (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Business Administration & Technology (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR YES Business Opportunities (Level 2) (2022 dates TBC)

Chef Training & Hospitality

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) (08 Aug 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) (In-work) (11 Jul 2022) (03 Oct 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy Cookery (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Introduction to Bakery (Level 1) (11 Jull 2022) (21 Oct 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy Cafe Skills (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Introduction to Barista (Level 2) (11 Jull 2022) (03 Oct 2022) (21 Oct 2022)

Construction & Built Environment

Diploma in Fine Furniture (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Trade) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)   

New Zealand Certificate in Joinery (Trade) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) (Level 3) (01 Aug  2022) 

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trades Supervision (Level 5) (Coming Soon in 2022) Enquire Now

New Zealand Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills (Level 2) (25 Jul 2022) (10 Oct 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Allied Trades) (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy Construction (Level 2 & 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills (Level 2) (21 Mar 2022)

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) (TBC)

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (14 Feb 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) (Level 4) (July 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Pre-Apprenticeship) (Level 3) (02 May 2022)

Academy Applied Construction Design (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Applied Technology and Design (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Construction Skills (Level 2) (23 May 2022) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2) (TBC)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2) (21 Mar 2022)

Academy Introduction to Plumbing, Gasfitting, & Drainlaying (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Creative

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

Certificate in Introductory Photography (Level 5) (16 Aug 2022)

Certificate in Intermediate Photography (Level 5) (03 May 2022)

Certificate in Introduction to Video Creation (Level 5) (26 Jul 2022)

Academy Gamification (Design & Development) (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Music (Level 2) (05 Aug 2022)

Education

New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) (Monthly)

New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5) (Monthly)

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (Level 7) (Coming Soon in 2022) Enquire Now

New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching (Level 4) (2022 dates TBC)

Certificate in Work-Based Assessment (Training Scheme) (Level 4) (2022 dates TBC)

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (L4) (In-work/home based) (Cohort based enrolments on demand) - Saturday delivery for those in employment and the homecare early childhood education sector

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (General) (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy Introduction to Early Childhood (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (In-school) (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Engineering

New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade Assistant) (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022) Enquire Now

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (03 Jun 2022)

Electrical Service Technician (04 Nov 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

MIG, TIG, OAW and Arc Welding (Night Class Welding) (04 May 2022) (27 Jul 2022) (19 Oct 2022)

Academy Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) (21 Oct 2022)

Exercise and Sport Science

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy Exercise and Sport(Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Free Computing Courses

Introduction to Computing (Enrol anytime)

Introduction to Microsoft Word (Enrol anytime)

Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Enrol anytime)

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (Enrol anytime)

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher (Enrol anytime)

Introduction to Microsoft Access (Enrol anytime)

Free Literacy and Numeracy Courses

Level 1 Literacy (Enrol anytime)

Level 2 Literacy (Enrol anytime)

Level 1 Numeracy (Enrol anytime)

Level 2 Numeracy (Enrol anytime)

Free Sign Language Courses

Introduction to Sign Language (25 Jul 2022) (27 Jul 2022)

Conversational Sign Language (02 May 2022) (17 Oct 2022)

Immersion Sign Language (2022 dates TBC)

Sign in the Workplace (2022 dates TBC)

Health & Wellbeing

Bachelor of Social Services (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Health Pathway) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy Health (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Alternative Health Care (Level 3) (2022 dates TBC)

Cutting Your Diabetes Risk in Half Microcredential (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

Stay Well to Stay Strong Microcredential (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

Information Technology

Graduate Diploma in ICT (Computer Networks) (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

Graduate Diploma in ICT (Software Development) (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology (Level 7) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Diploma in IT Technical Support (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022) 

New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6) (25 Jul 2022) (NEW)

New Zealand Certificate in IT Essentials (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in IT Essentials - Online (Level 4) (Monthly)

New Zealand Certificate in Computing - Online (Monthly)

Academy ICT Innovation (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy ICT Innovation (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

In School

Academy Te Kura Tapere (Conservation) (Level 3) (2022 dates TBC)

Academy Forestry (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Applied Technical Laboratory Science (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills (Level 3) (21 Mar 2022)

Academy Automotive (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Collision Repair (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Collision Repair (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction) (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Business Enterprise (Level 3) (14 Feb 2021)

Academy Business Administration & Technology (Level 3) (14 Feb 2021)

Academy Barbering (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Hair, Beauty & Retail (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Cookery (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Cafe Skills (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Construction (Level 2 & 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills (Level 2)(21 Mar 2022)

Academy Applied Construction Design (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Applied Technology and Design (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2) (21 Mar 2022)

Academy Introduction to Plumbing, Gasfitting, & Drainlaying (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Introduction to Early Childhood (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (In-school) (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Exercise and Sport (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy Health (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy ICT Innovation (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy ICT Innovation (Level 2) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

Academy New Zealand Police (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Forklift Safety (Level 2) (06 May 2022 t0 04 Nov 2022)

STAR Automotive Panel & Paint (Level 2) (09 Jun 2022)

STAR Automotive (Level 2) (09 Jun 2022)

STAR Hairdressing (Level 2) (21 Oct 2022)

STAR Beauty (Level 2) (11 Jul 2022)

STAR Construction Skills (Level 2) (23 May 2022) (25 Jul 2022)

STAR Introduction to Bakery (Level 1) (11 Jul 2022) (21 Oct 2022)

STAR Introduction to Barista (Level 2) (11 Jul 2022) (03 Oct 2022) (21 Oct 2022)

STAR Music (Level 2) (05 Aug 2022)

STAR Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) (21 Oct 2022)

STAR Vet Nursing Taster (21 May 2022) (02 Sep 2022)

STAR Alternative Health Care (Level 3) (2022 dates TBC)

STAR YES Business Opportunities (Level 2) (2022 dates TBC)

STAR Temporary Traffic Management (2022 dates TBC)

STAR Community Wellbeing Support Services (2022 dates TBC)

U-Skills 3 + 2 Programme (2022 dates TBC) (New) (Enquire Now)

Language & Culture

Te Reo Māori for Beginners (25 Jul 2022)

Te Reo Māori Intermediate (17 Oct 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching (Level 4) (2021 dates TBC)

TOEFL iBT Test (Monthly)

Ole Gagana Samoa (Level 2) (2022 dates TBC)

Ole Gagana Samoa Beginners (2022 dates TBC)

Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7) (MY1: 01 Aug 2022) (MY2: 22 Aug 2022) (MY3: 26 Sep 2022)

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022)

Certificate in Competency Assessment for Registered Nurses (Level 7) (22 Aug 2022) (03 Oct 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Nursing Pathway) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

Online

Looking for flexible learning options to upskill yourself? UCOL offers a range of online diploma and certificate programmes. Please check the link below for our online offerings.


Professional Development

Leadership, Confidence & Resilience PLUS Presentation Skills for Business People (28 June 2022)

Rebuilding/Recovering Business from Trauma PLUS Problem Solving (12 May 2022)

Authentic Tikanga for the Workplace PLUS Critical Consciousness and Inclusion in the Workplace (14 June 2022)

Joyful Resilience PLUS On-Point Conversations for Groups (2 June 2022)

Overcome the Overwhelm (WN:4 May 2022) (WAI:26 May 2022)

Building the Foundation to Create Your Legacy (WN:17 Aug 2022) (MN:18 Aug 2022)

Security

New Zealand Certificate in Security (Advanced) (Level 4) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) (Level 3) (TBC)

Vet Nursing & Animal Care

New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) (Level 5) (25 Jul 2022)

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) (Level 3) (25 Jul 2022)

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) (14 Feb 2022)

STAR Vet Nursing Taster (21 May 2022) (02 Sep 2022)



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If you're still unsure, or have a question, feel free to send us an email, visit or telephone.

UCOL's Manawatū Campus
Physical Address: 18 Princess Streets, Palmerston North
Postal Address: Private Bag 11-022, Palmerston North 4442
Phone: 06 952 7000

This information is intended as a general guide. Some of the programmes of study mentioned may be subject to change. 

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