Keen to start diploma or degree level study but unsure about your research and writing skills? This, free pre-entry course helps you develop your writing skills and confidence so that you'll achieve your best in a diploma or degree environment.
This popular and convenient course takes just four weeks and runs at various times throughout the year. You’ll work at your own skill level as you learn about research and information management, referencing, copyright, plagiarism, and how to write academic essays, reports and literature reviews.
Tutors provide one-on-one assistance and you’ll also gain valuable group work experience. The course is open to all students, regardless of whether they’re planning to do further studies at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology or elsewhere.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive a:
- Record of Achievement in Tools for Academic Study (Level 4)
|Next intake||Jan 2019 View more details|
4 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information|
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This course prepares you with all the research and writing skills you need to succeed in the future diploma or degree course of your choice.
Topics you'll cover
This course is designed for students that need a short injection of academic study skills to assist them to enrol in a level 4-6 course. Content covered includes:
- Academic writing
- Literature reviews
- Report writing
- Essay writing
- Information gathering
- Information management
- Plagiarism guidelines
- Copyright guidelines
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time in 2018 you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
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Course Entry Information
There are no minimum academic requirements (open entry).
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Monday, 12 November 2018|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Monday, 14 January 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Monday, 11 November 2019|
- 4 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)