The Catholic Institute


New Qualifications

In 2017 TCI is introducing new qualifications.  TCI has applied to NZQA to register these programmes.  The applications are still in process.  The qualifications are as follows (click on a qualification name to find out more):

Two Level 5 Certificates

New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies - Christian Ministry (60 credits) includes:

  • Catholic Youth Ministry
  • Prison and Hospital Ministry
  • Christian Leadership  

New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies - Religious Education (80 credits) includes:

  • Pre-service (for teacher trainees)
  • In-service (for qualified teachers)


Please read this document icon New Qualifications Information (204.86 kB) to discover what the new qualifications will mean for you.  This information is also in our 2017 Prospectus icon 2017 Prospectus (1.05 MB).

If you have further queries or would like to enrol please contact the site coordinator in your area

 A new 4 paper Post-Graudate Certiificate awarded by the Australian Catholic University and taught in New Zealand:

Current Qualifications are listed below

These are being retired in 2019.  If you are part way through one of these qualifications you have until the end of 2018 to finish.

The only programme listed below that is accepting new students in 2018 is the Certificate in Catechetical Studies, (trainee teachers only).

We are not accepting any new students into the other NZQA approved programmes below. You will still be able to enrol in the Certificate of Personal Interest if you wish to do so.

Click on a programme/qualification to find out more


Programmes 2013 grad 2

Students have said: "I wondered how I could sit through a 3 hour lecture when I began my study.  I thought I would fall asleep.  But the time just flew by- the classes were interactive, engaging and fun.  I made great friends and have a much greater understanding of the beauty of my Catholic faith.  I am thinking of doing more study!"