Advanced Police and Uniformed Services Training (Level 4)

LevelLevel 4
Level16 weeks

If you’re looking to continue further studies to help you prepare for the NZ Police or Uniformed Services, then this course is for you. Our Level 4 certificate will help you grow your confidence, broaden your employment pathways and strengthen your passion to take you to the next level.


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.  

We’ll also prepare your mental fitness to boost your confidence learning skills such as public speaking, debating skills, time management, report writing, build verbal and written confidence in Te Reo Māori, and more.  


During this course you will:

  • Risk management, conflict resolution and safety  

  • Exposure to all fitness requirements  

  • Personal and staff safety, team building and leadership development  

  • Career planning, interview skills, career expectations, guest speakers   

  • Cultural competency and evaluating support intervention programmes 

  • Social and environmental influences of antisocial behaviour  

  • Engage with community groups 

*Subject to NZQA approval

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

  • Hold NCEA Level 2 or equivalent 

  • Pass a Police Security background check 

  • Be a competent swimmer (50 metres in approximately 55 secs) 

  • Be physically fit    

  • Hold a learners driver's licence (minimum) 

  • Undertake a face to face or telephone interview 

- Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here

- Course costs for international students are available here


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website. 


If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances. 

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit 

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)






Course Start Dates





NZMA Christchurch 009

Career Opportunities

  • New Zealand Royal Police Academy 

  • New Zealand Police Communicator roles 

  • Emergency Services 

  • Security organisations 





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