The Arts pathway prepares you to enter the first year of a degree in either the Faculty of Arts or Creative Arts and Industries. Once you’ve completed your TFC, you’ll be able to enrol in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Global Studies or a programme offered by the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries. CAI offers Bachelors programmes in Architecture, Dance, Design, Fine Arts, Music and Urban Planning. The Arts pathway is also an ideal way to prepare for a Bachelor of Laws.
You must complete our Academic Literacy courses in both semesters, and at least one Mathematics course. Maths for Arts is a course that is particularly relevant to the Arts Pathway. The other courses offered in this pathway are: Arts General, History, Geography, Pacific Studies, Creative Arts, and Sociology.
Courses available in the Arts pathway
Business and Economics
The Business and Economics pathway prepares you to enrol in a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Property. You'll need at least B average across your TFC courses to qualify for enrolment.
In Semester One, you’ll complete an Academic Literacy course, a Mathematics course and two Arts courses. In Arts you can choose from Geography, History, Pacific Studies and Sociology.
In Semester Two, you’ll complete TFCSTATS 92F and TFCBUS 92F, Academic Literacy, and one other course. You can select this additional course from Arts General, Biology, Chemistry, Creative Arts, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, and Sociology.
Courses available in the Business and Economics pathway
Education and Social Work
You can select courses in this pathway to develop your skills and build knowledge of Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system and society. This pathway is offered at Tai Tokerau, South Auckland, and Epsom. It prepares you to enter the Bachelor of Education (Teaching), Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education. This pathway will also give you entrance to a Bachelor of Arts and other degree programmes, depending on the grades you attain.
You’ll complete the two TFC Academic Literacy courses across the two semesters, a Mathematics course, and a variety of Education courses.
Courses available in the Education and Social Work pathway
The Engineering pathway prepares you to enter Part I of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). We offer a number of specialisations, which you enter after successfully completing the first year of your Bachelor of Engineering.
You are guaranteed a place in Engineering if: you complete your eight TFC courses with an overall A- average; and gain an A- in TFCPHYSICS 92F and TFCMATHS 94F.
The Engineering pathway also leads into the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS).
If you choose the Engineering Pathway, you must enrol in:
- At least one Academic Literacy course
- TFCMATHS 94F and TFCPHYSICS 92F, both offered in Semester Two
- An additional Mathematics course
- Two courses from Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Pacific Studies in Semester One
- Two courses from Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Statistics in Semester Two
Courses available in the Engineering pathway
The Science pathway prepares you to enter your first year of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science. If you pass all eight courses in your TFC, you’ll qualify to enter the BSc general majors. With at least a B+ average in the TFC, you may be accepted into the Bachelor of Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. A B- average from the TFC is required for the Bachelor of Science in either Exercise Sciences or Food Science and Nutrition.
You must complete at least one Academic Literacy course and two Mathematics courses, as well as your choice of TFC Science options. The science options available are: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.
Courses available in the Science pathway
If you haven’t yet decided which degree to pursue, you could enrol in our General pathway. This option involves a combination of TFC courses.
Depending on your grades and your course combination in the General Pathway, you could choose from a variety of degree programmes after you complete your TFC. You could enrol in Arts, Architecture, Commerce, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Property, or Science.
You must complete at least one Mathematics course, one Academic Literacy course, and another six courses of your choice. In Semester One, you can choose from Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Pacific Studies, Physics and Sociology.
In Semester Two, you can choose from Arts General, Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Creative Arts, Geography, Physics, Sociology, and Statistics.
Courses available in the General pathway
If you gain an A– average in Semester One of the TFC, you may be offered the opportunity to enrol in a selected Stage 1 bachelors course as part of your Semester Two TFC programme. This course will be credited to both your TFC and degree.
Moving from a TFC pathway into a specific degree is not automatic and depends on the grades achieved in your TFC year. Note that some degree programmes have additional entry requirements.