New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) Industry Cadetship

Programme highlights

Get the confidence to know you have the all-round skills to make a great start to your higher education journey and a career in digital technologies, business, business administration or tourism.

Through a series of interesting group projects you’ll get training on how to use the internet and other technology, as well as reading, writing, maths and other learning and study skills.

On successfully completing this programme you’ll be able to easily progress to further study or other training that will help you get work or move forward with your employment goals.

Download the Programme Guide and Timetable.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July (additional occurrences may run subject to demand)
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 2
Domestic fees Free*
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2862
Duration

19 weeks (full-time) includes study break

Study Method
Credits 60
International Fees $9,550 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

There are no academic requirements for entry into this programme

General Requirements

For some contextualisations, applicants must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme in a setting appropriate to the context. For example in a trade workshop, worksite, workplace environment, nursing and/or health related setting.

For the Trade Start General Engineering, Trade Start Construction, Trade Start Automotive contextualisations applicants must also be independently mobile and not require assistance from another person or device and the ability to work at height or in confined spaces.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate motivation, attitudes and attributes required to successfully study in this programme (see Entry Process).

English Language Entry Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

English Language Requirements for International Students

International students are required to meet the minimum English language requirements for this level programme as detailed on the following NZQA webpages:

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

And

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/

Applicants who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the appropriate Dean and will be determined on a case by case basis.

Entry Process

An orientation/counselling session will be available for all applicants to:

  • ensure applicants are well informed about the programme’s demands and requirements.
  • counsel the applicant on the appropriate choice of programme.
  • determine whether the programme is appropriate for the applicant’s needs and/or proposed career path.  
  • determine whether any specific support is required.

The delivery team may require applicants to be able to demonstrate the appropriate tenacity, initiative and motivation required to successfully study in this programme as part of the entry process. These attributes may be assessed at the orientation/counselling session. Information may be gathered as to the applicant’s aspirations, goals, prior educational experience and prior work history.

Orientation/counselling sessions will be contextualisation specific. The guidance and support of Whanau, family members or support people is encouraged at this session.

The suitability of the programme to meet the applicant’s needs may be established through an initial literacy and numeracy assessment.

Programme structure

You will complete the following courses which develop skills in literacy and numeracy, internet research, academic study, use of digital technologies and personal management:

181.221 Workplace Readiness (Communication in Practice)


Develop and expand knowledge and understanding of literacy through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended  career destination.

141.212 Financial Toolkit (Mathematics in Practice)

Develop and expand knowledge and understanding of numeracy through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended  career destination

105.235 Industry Cadetship Project

Apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in this and the Numeracy and Literacy courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination.

The Project would focus around on one of the following:

Customer Service

It’s all about people so develop your personal communication and people skills through the use of digital technologies and tools that will help prepare you for further study or career options related to the Customer Service industry. You will strengthen your skills while working on a career focused project as an Industry Cadet - Customer Service Representative.

Digital Technologies

It’s all about IT so develop and strengthen your use of digital technologies and tools to help prepare you for further study or career options related to the Digital Technologies industry. You will strengthen your skills while working on a career focussed project as an Industry Cadet – Digital Technologies Support.

Financial Administration

It’s all about understanding numbers so develop and strengthen your personal financial toolkit by building on your budgeting skills and everyday financial transactions within a business, through the use of digital technologies and tools that will help prepare you for further study or career options related to Financial Administration. You will strengthen your skills while working on a career focussed project as an Industry Cadet - Financial Administrator.

Tourism

It’s all about Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland as a tourist destination so develop your knowledge of the City of Sales through the use of digital technologies and tools, that will help prepare you for further study or career options related to the Tourism industry. You will strengthen your skills while working on a career focussed project as an Industry Cadet – Tourism Visitor Support.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3); or

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3); or

New Zealand Certificate in Contact Centres (Level 3)

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.