Pre-Foundation Programme Subjects


The course aims to give students the skills and vocabulary base in Accounting and Economics that will enable them to enter the AFY programme with confidence. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the major concepts in Accounting and Economics and will be given the opportunity to apply these concepts in a variety of situations.


The course aims to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. It also introduces the skills required for academic reading and writing, with an emphasis on the importance of interpreting resource material and utilising new knowledge to answer questions and write essays. The development of independent learning skills is also a focus of the course.

Information Technology

This course aims to give students the opportunity to develop a skill base that will enable them to successfully complete the AFY programme. They will develop basic computing skills in additional areas not covered by the AFY course, learn about internet usage for study and research and improve their presentation skills.


It is a course that gives students the opportunity to develop a skill base in Mathematics that will enable them to make a seamless transition to the AFY programme. It promotes knowledge and understanding of Mathematics within a New Zealand context.


The Science course gives students an insight into three subjects available as individual subjects in the AFY course. These subjects are Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


This part of the course involves getting to know basic information needed for the AFY course. It allows the students to become familiar with practical techniques need for the AFY course.


This section involves getting to know common chemicals used in the laboratory, how to test for them and finding out what they do. It also involves finding out how much of one substance react will react with another. The course is very much a practical hands-on course to give students an enjoyment of Chemistry.


The third part of the course is about finding explanations for why and how things happen. The answers to these questions are important because people have always had a desire to understand the world. The course involves practical components to complement the theoretical relationships covered during the course.