Take your English language skills to the next level for higher education
Duration and study methods
Full-time for 16 teaching weeks, part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 2 years.
February, May, July, October
QualificationNew Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)Programme code: NZ1883
Explore the free options available for this programme, and check your eligibility:
Want to study for a diploma or bachelor but your English needs further improvement to be successful?
Study English and get the skills to succeed in further study and in your career.
You will learn the language skills and gain the knowledge you need to participate in further academic study, including five unit standards to gain credits toward meeting University Entrance (UE) literacy requirements.
You will also develop the interpersonal and intercultural skills required to study, work and live in the multicultural environment of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Applicants must meet the following entry criteria
- Have New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied); or
- Provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5; or
- A level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) low B2.
Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.
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Give yourself credit
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Your previous work experience and on-the-job skills, volunteering, professional development, and other provider’s qualifications can be recognised as prior learning, matched against credits in our courses, and put towards your qualification – not only saving you money but also helping you to complete your qualification faster Learn more.
You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):
843.413 Academic reading and writing skills (15 credits)
Read and understand moderately complex written academic texts and write crafted texts using researched material.
843.414 Applied academic reading and writing (15 credits)
Read and understand moderately complex written academic texts and write texts under test conditions.
844.419 Notetaking and presentations (15 credits)
Listen to and understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts and to make oral presentations.
844.420 Academic discussions (15 credits)
Listen to and understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts and to participate effectively in group discussions.
Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?
Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.
Further training or study
This certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied) and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5).
Graduates of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require an understanding of moderately complex texts, who has skills to do oral presentations and participate in groups discussions.
Free study for the first year of your Level 3 or above qualification may be available under the government’s fees-free study scheme. Visit feesfree.govt.nz for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.
Information is correct as at 10 May 2023. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.