Campbell Direct

The Campbell Institute offers English language pathway programmes for entry into university foundation studies and diploma programmes in Wellington and Auckland.


The Campbell Institute is the preferred English language pathway provider to Victoria University of Wellington’s Foundation Studies Programme*. Graduates of the Foundation Studies Programme are guaranteed entry to Victoria University of Wellington’s undergraduate degree courses.

Campbell Direct Foundation Stream focusses on English for Academic Purposes. It is run as an afternoon module and together with IELTS Examination Preparation in the morning, makes up a full-time study programme. Campbell Direct Foundation Stream is designed for students who need to demonstrate that they have the required English to enter Victoria University’s Foundation Studies Programme.

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The Campbell Institute provides English language pathways into a range of vocational training courses offered by ACG’s New Education Group. Members of the New Education Group include Yoobee School of Design, New Zealand School of Tourism, NZMA, New Zealand Institute of Sport, AMES – The Institute of IT, and Animation School. In addition, Campbell offers an English language pathway into Diplôme courses at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand.

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Entry into Campbell Direct Level 1 is IELTS 4.5 or an equivalent result in Campbell’s internal placement test administered on the first day of study. Most students enroled in Campbell Direct will undertake General English before being accepted into the programme.

A student who successfully completes Campbell Direct Level 1 gains access to Victoria University of Wellington’s one year ‘Standard Plus’ Foundation Studies programme OR Campbell Direct Level 2.

A student who successfully completes Campbell Direct Level 2 gains access to Victoria University of Wellington’s nine month ‘Standard’ Foundation Studies programme OR Campbell Direct Level 3 OR Diploma level programmes at Campbell’s partner colleges.

A student who successfully completes Campbell Direct Level 3 gains access to Victoria University of Wellington’s six month ‘Fast Track’ programme.

Each Campbell Direct Level runs for 12 weeks.


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Victoria University
Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1899 and is one of New Zealand’s leading universities. The university is a research-led university with high standards of teaching and attracts exceptional staff and students from around the world. The university has seven teaching faculties: Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Science, and Health.

Le Cordon
For more than 120 years the name Le Cordon Bleu has been synonymous with culinary excellence. Here in New Zealand we offer intensive training for aspiring chefs and students alike who are pursuing a career in the food and hospitality industry. We combine the very best of new world innovation and local cuisine with the principles, techniques and artistry of the French traditions.

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