Why should I enrol in the Trades Academy

Get the best of both worlds with the Manukau Institute of Technology Trades Academy:
  • Find out what tertiary education is really like, without having to pay any fees
  • Sample of taster of a tertiary subject without having to commit to full-time tertiary study.
  • Gain a head start on a trades career while achieving NCEA Level 2
  • Help deciding what you want to do after school by progressing down a path into further study and a higher level qualification for your future.
  • Unit standard/Achievement standard credits from the trades qualification count towards NCEA
  • More likely to achieve NCEA at higher levels when studying a qualification of interest
  • Trade study inspires an understanding and appreciation of core subjects such as English, Math and Science
  • Programmes offered are coordinated to make best use of both secondary and tertiary expertise and resources
  • Secondary school support, friendships, networks and activities are maintained. You can keep doing the sport or after school activities you love, and attend the school ball!
  • Full access to MIT's support services
  • Make friends with students from other secondary schools with similar interests to you

What can I do after the MIT Trades Academy?

After successfully completing the one year MIT Trades Academy programme, you will have achieved at least NCEA level 2 at school and have a partial completion of a National Certificate from MIT.

You can then choose various options, but here are some ideas:

  • Return to school to complete Year 13 and NCEA Level 3
  • Go into full-time study at MIT (explore our free fee options)
  • Pathway into employment with further training on the job
  • Return to the Trades Academy to study more in your vocational area or explore another vocational area (for 2016 courses at level 3 are planned)

To find out the best option for you, the following can help:

  • Talk to the careers advisor and/or teachers at your school
  • Talk to the Trades Academy staff or MIT's Careers Centre
  • Visit the rest of MIT's website for further study options
  • Contact our Information Centre who will be happy to answer any other questions that you may have
    • Phone: 0800 on 0800 62 62 52
    • Email: info@manukau.ac.nz.
  • Check out the Vocational Pathways profile builder to help select a pathway and find related jobs.
  • Visit Careers NZ: Careers.govt.nz

Click here to find out how to apply.