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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Retail) - Level 2

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Take a step closer to getting your NCEA Level 2

If you’d love to work in retail and are looking to gain retail knowledge, this is the perfect course for you.  The New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Retail) will equip you with practical skills and knowledge to work in the retail industry, and you’ll earn 60 Credits toward your NCEA Level 2!

You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of retail products, skills to provide great customer service and the know-how to present products and services to maximise sales. 

Our Retail Assistant course includes

  • Retail essentials
  • Visual merchandising
  • Retails customer service
  • Retail career planning

2018 Intake Dates

  • 26 February
  • 03 April
  • 14 May
  • 18 June
  • 23 July
  • 27 August
  • 08 October
  • 05 November

Course Costs


You can get help with paying for travel to and from your course. This can all be sorted through Student Support. 

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Retail) - Level 2 


20 weeks including 2 weeks of holiday.

If you are ready to study now, get in touch and we can get you started.

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This course is offered at our North Shore (Auckland) and Christchurch campuses.

Entry Requirements

To enrol you will need to be: 

  • A NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • 16 to 19 years of age before the start of the course.*
  • Come and meet us and have a chat at the campus
  • Prepared to study full-time for up to one year.

You will also need to complete an application form. These courses fill up quickly and spaces are available on a first-come first-served basis.

    *15 year olds who hold Ministry-approved early exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

    Programme Handbook

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