New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) - MAINZ Auckland

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 1

22 July to 29 November 2019


19 weeks full-time

Location: MAINZ Auckland
Credits: 60

Designed to provide learning experiences that enable students to develop the core knowledge, skills and personal attributes sought by employers and required for entry-level positions in music and entertainment industries.

Literacy and Numeracy

Participating in Music

Working with Music

Making Music

Supporting Music


This programme is NOT eligible for the zero fees scheme


Domestic fees - FREE 

International fees - $9750

The Foundation Sound and Music programme will produce graduates who are able to:

Participate as developing musicians, with basic skills in recording and live sound. Engage in higher level pathways through to entry level audio engineering, music performance, live sound and event management. Manage own learning and work effectively within teams and in the community. Gain a NZ qualification relevant to their level of knowledge, skills, literacy and numeracy.

Applicants who wish to engage at Level 1 will be accepted providing there is sufficient evidence of being able to participate and achieve the course. This may be in the form of an interview or portfolio of work.

Special Note: Special entry onto the programme may be granted where evidence of Ministry of Education exemption can be supplied.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview in order to ascertain that this is a suitable programme of study for them.

To successfully complete and be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 60 credits.