Study for Free

All our programmes are available for study with no tuition fees for NZ citizens and permanent residents.

Choose the right programme to suit your age, experience and goals. Future Skills offers a range of free and fee-based programmes at our Manukau campus. Get started on the right path – all our programmes contain a strong literacy and numeracy component, to ensure you can make the transition from study to work with confidence. You can also go further, and embark on one of our Level 3, 4, or 6 programmes in Support Work, Mental Health & Addiction Support or Quantity Surveying.

International students can study Business, IT or English Language studies at our Auckland International campus.

Please see below, for more details on our programmes.

NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Caregiving)

Help people feel better, and make a career out of caring for others.

Next intake: First Monday of the month

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2)
Fees: FEES FREE
Duration: 15 weeks
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2)
Fees: FEES FREE
Duration: 15 weeks
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work Strand)

Learn to safely support a person with special care needs which maximises their independence.

 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work Strand) (Level 3)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 23 weeks full-time and 47 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work Strand) (Level 3)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 23 weeks full-time and 47 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Mental Health and Addiction Support Work)

Gain the knowledge and skills required to work as a mental health and addiction support worker.

 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 40 weeks full-time and 60 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 40 weeks full-time and 60 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support)

Gain the knowledge and skills required to work as a senior support worker/caregiver to provide advanced, person-centred care and support services. 

 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 47 weeks part-time
Who can join: NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Royal Oak
  • Manukau
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 47 weeks part-time
Who can join: NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Royal Oak
  • Manukau
Automotive Engineering

Learn to dismantle and re-assemble engines, work with sheet metal to build our own projects and start automotive oxy-fuel welding.

Next intake: First Monday of the month

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology)
Fees: Free
Duration: 26 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology)
Fees: Free
Duration: 26 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
Carpentry and Construction

Get the skills you need to enter the building and construction industry as an apprentice, entry-level employee – or to go on to further studies.

Next intake: First Monday of the month

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Building and Construction and Allied Trades (Level 2)
Fees: Free
Duration: 23 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Building and Construction and Allied Trades (Level 2)
Fees: Free
Duration: 23 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
Welding Micro-credentials

Looking to begin or advance your welding career? Our welding micro-credentials will give you the skills to become a qualified welder.

Next intake: 10 May

Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 14 weeks full-time and 28 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 14 weeks full-time and 28 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
NZ Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)

Gain the current technical skills and know-how required to kick-start a great career in Quantity Surveying.

Next intake: 07 June 2021

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 2 years
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Auckland CBD
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 2 years
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Auckland CBD
NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (Blended online)

Build a career as a building inspector, property inspector or a quality assurance role in a building environment.

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 2 years
Who can join: NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Distance Learning
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 2 years
Who can join: NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Distance Learning
NZ Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment (In employment)

Gain the skills and knowledge in administration and support services to support and assist building control operations and compliance processes, in a building regulatory environment. 

 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment (Level 4)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 20 weeks
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Distance Learning
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment (Level 4)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 20 weeks
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Distance Learning
NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (In employment)

Build a career as a building consent processing officer, building inspector or property inspector. 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 2 years
Who can join:
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
  • Currently working in the building sector
Campus: Distance Learning
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 2 years
Who can join:
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
  • Currently working in the building sector
Campus: Distance Learning
Business Administration and Computing

Get the necessary practical skills for a career in business administration, office work or customer service.

Next intake: First Monday of the month

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)
Fees: Free
Duration: 20 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)
Fees: Free
Duration: 20 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
Early Childhood Education & Community Services

Get ready to work in the early childhood education or health, disability, or aged care sectors with this practical, hands-on programme.

Next intake: First Monday of the month

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway – Social and Community Services)
Fees: Free
Duration: 26 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway – Social and Community Services)
Fees: Free
Duration: 26 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
Reading, Writing and Maths

Prepare for a new job and more fulfilling future, or use this course as a pathway to further education.

Next intake: First Monday of the month

Fees: Free
Duration: 5 - 20 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
Fees: Free
Duration: 5 - 20 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work Strand)

Learn to safely support a person with special care needs which maximises their independence.

 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work Strand) (Level 3)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 23 weeks full-time and 47 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work Strand) (Level 3)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 23 weeks full-time and 47 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Mental Health and Addiction Support Work)

Gain the knowledge and skills required to work as a mental health and addiction support worker.

 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 40 weeks full-time and 60 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 40 weeks full-time and 60 weeks part-time
Who can join:
  • 18 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support)

Gain the knowledge and skills required to work as a senior support worker/caregiver to provide advanced, person-centred care and support services. 

 

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 47 weeks part-time
Who can join: NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Royal Oak
  • Manukau
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)
Fees: No Fees under TTAF*
Duration: 47 weeks part-time
Who can join: NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Royal Oak
  • Manukau
Carpentry and Construction

Get the skills you need to enter the building and construction industry as an apprentice, entry-level employee – or to go on to further studies.

Next intake: First Monday of the month

On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Building and Construction and Allied Trades (Level 2)
Fees: Free
Duration: 23 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau
On completion of this programme, you will gain the following qualification:
New Zealand Certificate in Building and Construction and Allied Trades (Level 2)
Fees: Free
Duration: 23 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau