New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) - MAINZ Auckland

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3

23 July - 30 November 2018


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.

The purpose of the programme is to allow students interested in music industry careers to sample a variety of pathways while working through entry level audio engineering, music performance, live sound and event management.

Provide a pathway and qualifications for musical non-academic students primarily focused on developing musicianship, recording and live sound skills.

Literacy and Numeracy

Advancing Music in Context

Music in Action

Music Creation

Leading Music Support


This programme is NOT eligible for the zero fees scheme

2018 fees:

Domestic fees - $2881


Graduates who meet the requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) are able to:

  • Manage own learning and work effectively as an individual and as a team-member to achieve relevant goals in relation to musicianship and supporting music
  • Solve problems associated with sound and music and communicate clearly using a range of appropriate media
  • Evaluate opportunities and develop plans for study and career pathways relevant to aspects of musicianship and supporting music
  • Enter higher level qualifications in audio engineering, music or live sound


Applicants will need to meet the following entry criteria:

  • Hold a Level 2 qualification or have 45 credits at Level 2 in relevant subjects (ie. Music, literacy, numeracy)
  • If English is a second language applicants must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.

Applicants who wish to engage at Level 2 will have to meet the following entry criteria:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Hold as a minimum NCEA Level 1 literacy (minimum of 10 credits) at entry.
  •  If English is a second language applicants must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5. Special Notes 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 Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 60 credits.