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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



New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3) (06 Sep 2021)

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

Women in Agriculture (05 Jul 2021, 19 Jul 2021, 23 Aug 2021)

Introduction to Farm Vehicles (12 Jul 2021, 09 Aug 2021) 

Ag Contracting - Advanced (02 Aug 2021)

Ag Contracting Course (12 Jul 2021, 23 Aug 2021)

Beekeeping Course (26 Jul 2021)

Dairy Course (12 Jul 2021, 16 Aug 2021)

Fencing Short Course (12 Jul 2021)

Shearing Short Course (September 2021. Dates TBC)

Animal Care

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) (26 Jul 2021)


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

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) (19 Sep 2021)

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4) (Online) (Monthly Intake)

Chef Training & Hospitality

STAR Introduction to Bakery Programme (22 Oct 2021)

STAR Introduction to Barista Programme (22 Oct 2021)

Construction & Built Environment

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

STAR Construction Skills Programme (Level 2) (26 Jul 2021)


Pūkaha Taster Course (TBC) at Pūkaha, Mt Bruce


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

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) (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)

Health & Wellbeing

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work) (Level 3) (26 Jul 2021)

In School

STAR (Programme dependent)


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

Language & Culture

Te Reo Māori for Beginners  (26 Jul 2021 & 11 Oct 2021)

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

STAR Service Academy (Level 3) (18 Oct 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.

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

UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton Campus
Physical Address: 143-159 Chapel Street, Masterton
Postal Address: P O Box 698, Masterton 5840
Phone: 06 946 2300

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