Study business foundation skills

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

Projects in customer service, digital technology, financial administration or tourism

Programme highlights

­Get the skills you need to study at tertiary level.

This programme is for you if you want to improve your learning and study skills before going on to higher-level study in:

  • Administration
  • Business and management
  • Digital technologies.

Our friendly lecturers will also support you in improving your reading, writing, numeracy and digital literacy skills.

You will be required to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of this programme.

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Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Manukau

Level 2
Domestic fees

Free*

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Available (eligibility criteria applies)

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Programme code NZ2862
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks

Study method

Full-time

Credits 60
International fees NZD$10,300 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Not available

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)


Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English language entry requirements

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link: https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

Test your English level to help you plan.

Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

Need IELTS?

Book your British Council IELTS test with us.

You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below three courses (60 credits):

105.235 Industry cadetship project (30 credits)

The industry project gives you the chance to apply and demonstrate the skills you have gain in literacy and numeracy, with a focus on one of the following areas:

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.

141.212 Financial toolkit (mathematics in practice) (15 credits)

Through authentic learning experiences, you will develop and expand your numeracy skills for your personal life, study and intended career choice.

181.221 Workplace readiness (communication in practice) (15 credits)

Through authentic learning experiences, you will develop and expand your literacy skills for your personal life, study and intended career choice.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the foundation and bridging studies calendar.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 10 June 2022. 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited 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.