The untutored Course is the same as the Certificate Course, but there are no deadlines, no obligation to complete the questions and no tutor feedback or marking. You also do not receive a Certificate nor any cross credits to other courses.  

A higher level of self-discipline is required to finish, but you have greater freedom to concentrate on the topics that most interest you. The course can be used as a resource and research structure if you have a specific goal in mind such as building your own home.  The untutored version may also suit those who prefer to write up their answers in their own language. Being cheaper, it will also suit those with budget restraints. 

You can enrol in the untutored course at any time, access to any 12 week Module will be granted for 6 months.  If you decide you would like to gain the Certificate, you may upgrade and pay the difference and submit your answers and assignments for assessment. 


NZD $150 per Module ($750 for the whole course). You may like to purchase some of the recommended textbooks. 

For more information 

The course handbook has more detailed information about the course.  If you have more questions, please contact us.

Course Handbook 2015 pdf 

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You can pay by any of the options below:

  • Direct credit - Kiwibank account, Building Biology and Ecology Institute 38-9016-0000698-00. Please email office@bbe.org.nz to advise when transaction completed. 
  • Visa/Mastercard secure online payment (via PAYPAL see below).
Core Modules (untutored)