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Welcome to CareyLocal!

Learn, grow, and be transformed – wherever you are!

If you are a church volunteer, ministry or mission leader, or just wanting to grow in your discipleship, then CareyLocal is for you!

Spend one evening a week in a cohort of six or more people at your church or site, learning with a Carey lecturer online while working towards an NZQA CertificateDiploma or even a Bachelors degree! In 2024, a limited number of places are available for audit – ask your facilitator for more information.

The course for Semester One of 2024 is Introduction to the Old Testament with Dr Michael Rhodes starting on Wednesday 28 February.

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CareyLocal has truly been a blessing!
I didn’t know what to expect but CareyLocal has helped broaden my understanding of the Word and has helped open my mind to different perspectives of the bible. It’s been a massive help in the life-long journey of understanding the bible.

Moses Manu

CareyLocal Student

Learning together in a CareyLocal context has been a great experience for me so far. I would not have had the courage to study online as an individual, but I find the group environment to be
encouraging and non-threatening, offering aspects of a “classroom” experience
Jess Kerse

CareyLocal Student

How much does it cost?

Fees (credit)
$859 per course per student (including Student Services fee of $50)
Stepping Stone Financial Assistance Scholarships are available for up to 50% of the course fee*
Fees (audit)
$320 per course per student

*See Scholarships for details

What is study for credit?

Studying for credit is completing an NZQA-accredited course including all assessments. The course can then be credited towards an approved NZQA qualification. You will spend two hours a week at the evening session, and can expect to commit a further seven hours a week to reading and preparing for lectures and assignments. In each course you will normally be given three assessment tasks. These can be a combination of online tasks, online forum participation and/or written tasks and essays. These assessments are spread over the 17-week semester and are uploaded via our online learning portal, CareyOnline. You will be given resources to use and are also expected to access our library resources.

What does auditing a course involve?

Auditing a course allows you to attend class with your cohort and gain access to course materials via CareyOnline. You are not required to complete any assessment items. If you wish to access Library resources you must pay for a subscription.

How to apply

Initial registraton of interest in CareyLocal should be directed to your church or organisation leader, who will liaise with Carey to establish a cohort. Carey will then provide you with clear instructions on how to formally apply through the standard Carey application portal.

Note that you will need to meet the requirements for study at this level, and provide:

  1. Evidence of any prior qualifications (as per general admission requirements).
  2. Verified copies of your identification (one of which must include a photograph). Examples include a passport, driver’s licence, birth or marriage certificate.

Application Dates

Register interest with your local church
by 2 Feb
Enrol into the course with Carey
28 Feb
Intro to the Old Testament course starts

Further Questions

The courses are facilitated within a church cohort, so in the first instance contact your church or organisation leader, or register your interest below.

If you have further questions, please contact CareyLocal Programme Lead Nicola Mountfort

Email Nicola: [email protected]
09 526 0345