TFC notices

2019 applications are open

You can now apply online for Semester One 2019. You will then need to sit the required diagnostic tests in English and Maths. Please attend on the day – an appointment is not required so just arrive on time and allow 2–3 hours of attendance. If you need more information then please email us to discuss further:

The TFC has a new structure in 2019, and the first part of the diagnostic testing session will be used to explain our pathway options. We will then break for morning tea when you can ask questions if you need more information. The diagnostic tests will begin after the morning tea break.

First diagnostic testing sessions for Semester One 2019

The following sessions are for school-leavers as well as applicants who have been away from high school for at least one year. We particularly welcome applicants who are over 20 years of age.

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 9.30am 
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium
Level 1, Sir Owen G Glenn Building (Building 260)
12 Grafton Rd
City Campus

Monday 21 January 2019, 9.30am
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium
Level 1, Sir Owen G Glenn Building (Building 260)
12 Grafton Rd
City Campus

The tests will be marked as soon as possible and you may also be required to attend an interview. If your application is declined, we will notify you first by email and then via our Student Services Online (SSO) system.

If you live outside Auckland and must travel some distance, please email us. We will endeavour to mark your test immediately and interview you on the same day if your application is to progress.

Help us stay in touch with you

  • Please ensure your email address is accurate and your inbox is not full. Please do not use your school email address as these are eventually deactivated.
  • Please check the personal details on your application and take care when entering the required data.

We cannot always follow up by postal mail due to time constraints.

TFC Handbook

To request a hard-copy of the Tertiary Foundation Certificate handbook:

  • By postal mail: email your name and postal address to
  • Call 0800 61 62 63
  • Collect a copy from: 
    • Level 5, Arts 1 (Building 206), Outside Rooms 535 and 537, 14A Symonds Street
    • Student Centres in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science
    • AskAuckland Central, Level 1, Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes St (Entrance at rear of building)