New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) (Health and Safety)

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Are you aged 16-19? The Youth Guarantee Scheme provides the chance to study for free for up to two years, and can support you with transport and pastoral care.

About this programme

Prepare for employment or further study with confidence and direction. Gain confidence, basic knowledge and skills, and literacy and numeracy, with a focus in workplace health and safety.

You'll learn about communication in the workplace, problem solving, team work, CV development, interview skills, and health and safety.

Core skills

The development of literacy, numeracy and information technology is embedded and applied throughout the learning experience. 

This programme gives you the chance to study in a supportive environment where you get the time and individual attention you need to achieve a level 2 qualification.

Courses Level Credits
2286.0001 - Essential Skills – Tuapapa 2 15
2286.0002 - Self – Rapu Ora 2 15
2286.0003 - Project – Rapu Mahi 2 15
2286.0005 - Active Learning – Rapu Pukengataka 1 2 15

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time


1 semester

Start Dates

Whangarei: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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