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Fees-free Study

The Government has announced they’re expanding fees-free tertiary education for 2020-2022. 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. 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

Automotive and Panel & Paint

STAR Forklift Safety Programme (Level 3) (30 Jul 2021, 22 Oct 2021)  

STAR Automotive Programme (Level 2) ( 06 May 2021)


Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7) (26 Jul 2021)

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (26 Jul 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) (26 Jul 2021)

Chef Training & Hospitality

New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 3) (26 Jul 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (Level 4) (26 Jul 2021)


New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5) (19 Jul 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) (19 Jul 2021)

Certificate In Introductory Photography (Level 5) (2021 dates TBC)

Certificate in Introduction to Video Creation (Level 5) (2021 dates TBC)

STAR Music Programme (22 Oct 2021)

Construction & Built Environment

New Zealand Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills (Level 2) (11 Oct 2021)



New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) (26 Jul 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) (26 Jul 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) (In-work/Home based) (26 Jul 2021)

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 (03 May 2021)

Conversational Sign Language (TBC)


In School

Academy (Level 2 & 3) (Feb 2021)

Academy 2 Day (Feb 2021)

STAR (Programme dependent)

Language & Culture

Te Reo Māori for Beginners (26 Jul 2021)

Te Reo Māori Intermediate (26 Jul 2021, 11 Oct 2021)


Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7) (19 Jul 2021, 02 Aug 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Nursing Pathway) (26 Jul 2021)


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.



New Zealand Certificate in Security (Advanced) (Level 4) (26 Jul 2021)


Need help? Get in touch today

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

UCOL Whanganui Campus
Physical Address: 16 Rutland Street, Whanganui
Postal Address: P O Box 3020, Whanganui 4500
Phone: 06 965 3800

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