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Advanced Police and Uniformed Services Training (Level 4)

This course is for students wishing to study further from the Level 3 certificate in Police Preparation and broaden employment pathways into uniformed services.

Why choose this course

Want to join an industry that has endless and exciting opportunities? Our Police and Uniformed Services course will set you up towards a career in the Police, Fire and Emergency, Private Security, the NZ Defence Force and many more.  

We'll help you develop your team working and problem-solving skills while participating in adventurous activities. You’ll be training in our on-campus gyms working hard to improve your fitness and ability through advanced physical training with our industry-experienced tutors. This course is delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Sport – NZMA's Sport & Fitness School

*subject to NZQA approval

During this course you will learn:

  • Risk management, conflict resolution and safety 
  • Fitness – exposure to all fitness requirements 
  • Personal and staff safety, team building and leadership development 
  • Career planning, interview skills, career expectations, guest speakers  
  • Social and environmental influences of antisocial behaviour 
  • Engage with community groups 

Course Content

Cultural competency, evaluating support intervention programmes in New Zealand, social and environmental influences of antisocial behaviour, engage with community groups (Blue Light, Students against dangerous driving, Fire wise etc.)

Learn public speaking, debating skills, time management, practice speech and clarity, develop confidence, report writing, Build verbal and written confidence in Te Reo Māori, and more.  

Face-to-face sessions, workshops and self-directed learning; Practical public speaking, interviewing and practice in leadership of teams. Case studies, guest speakers, video clips and examples from the tutor’s experience. 

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Study & Career Opportunities

  • Fire and Emergency 
  • Police College 
  • Private Security  
  • New Zealand Defence Force: Army, Navy, Airforce + 108 career options  

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways Level 4

2022 Intakes

Auckland Campus

8 August 2022 

Wellington Campus

8 August 2022  


This course is offered in our Auckland and Wellington campuses.


16 weeks 

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to domestic students only, on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevant Pre Police/uniformed services related Level 3 qualification, or 
  • Achieved NCEA level 3 in school or equivalent 
  • A successful Police Security background check 
  • Have access to a reliable computer (preferably a laptop) and the internet 
  • Be physically fit (i.e. able to perform within 40% of the Police Entry requirements for the 2.4 km run, press-ups, grip test and 50 m swim – all of which are age and gender-dependent) 
  • Hold a learners drivers license (minimum)
  • Undertake a face to face or telephone interview
  • International students must also have achieved IELTS level 5.5 (average) with no band lower than 5.0 (or equivalent) if English is an applicant's second language.  

Course Costs 2022

  • Pending NZQA Approval
  • Student loans and allowances are available through Studylink