QualificationNew Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) Industry CadetshipProgramme code: NZ2862
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:
- 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.
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/
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.
Give yourself credit with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Did you know you can use the knowledge and experience you already have to your advantage?
Your previous work experience and on-the-job skills, volunteering, professional development, and other providers’ qualifications can be recognised as prior learning, matched against credits in our courses, and put towards your qualification – potentially saving you money and possibly helping you to complete your qualification faster Learn more.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“My mother graduated from MIT with a qualification specialising in medical administration and quickly got into a job as a ward clerk. Shortly afterwards she was promoted into another great position and she’s doing very well for herself.
For me, I saw myself doing something like this too. I wanted to work within a hospital, and I really enjoy the administration and customer service side. There are great job opportunities in medical administration and a lot of diversity within the hospital. I’m already a receptionist at Middlemore Hospital and by doing this course I hope to expand my career and become a ward clerk.
I chose MIT | Te Pūkenga because it's the only place that offered this course (medical administration), it’s close to home, and my mother recommended both the course and the lecturers – she had such great things to say about the programme. It was an easy transition from high school and there is great flexibility so I can work part-time while studying. I had two days of onsite classes and one day of online classes. It’s clear and well-structured and I was able to complete most of my work and assignments within class hours.
I enjoyed the people, the culture, and the relationships I have developed over time with my lecturers. They were always there to help me out and really supported me in my journey.
If help is needed, help is always there for you.”
“I chose MIT because it was convenient and easy to enrol. I have a passion for accounting. What I enjoy most about MIT is meeting people, especially people from other ethnicities. The lecturers are really good, they will help out if you are ever lost or need anything. You just don't get the same support at other institutes.
My dream job is to work at a bank or do something in accounting. My family is proud that I am following something that I am passionate about instead of doing what others tell me to do.”
"Running a business is not easy. As my business grew I wanted to know more about business practices in New Zealand, so I enrolled at MIT. I’m not saying change is easy – it requires commitment and passion. But I believe we can shape the future, together.”
“I loved that MIT gave me the flexibility to study while still being a full-time mum. I knew it was the right choice after doing a feasibility study of tertiary institutes in Auckland and MIT came out on top. It also helped me kick off my studies with a free office administration course while deciding my career prospects.
I’ve always been a people person with a goal of entering a management role, so HR seemed like a great fit. The practical elements of the course made my learning meaningful and through the internship programme I was offered a job.
I work as an associate recruitment consultant. It’s an extremely fulfilling role which includes, sourcing and building relationships with candidates, advertising vacancies, managing interviews, and negotiating contract terms.
During my studies, the lecturers provided professional guidance and they continue to give me valuable career support.”
"I chose to study at MIT because they have small class sizes and my study could fit around my work and personal life. Also, the accounting degree was recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants which meant I could go straight into the profession once I graduated.
When I graduated from MIT my first job was with Transpacific Waste Management. One of the reasons they employed me was because I had gained a lot of practical skills at MIT, meaning I could hit the ground running when I started working for them.
My MIT degree has definitely given me a great foundation for my career."
“What I learnt at MIT, and especially in the medical admin course, was super helpful. It’s kind of the baseline to what I go back to throughout my day. If I’m stuck on something, I think back to what we learned there and it helps guide me to what I’m supposed to be doing.
My advice would be just to jump in and check it out because you never know what you are missing until you get into something. Just do it.”
“I chose to study accounting support to prepare myself for a job and for further studies in the future. Accounting applies in every situation in life and growing up I had always loved numbers.
Before I started studying, I was a full-time stay-at-home mother of two beautiful daughters. I chose MIT because of the flexibility it offered, and the support from the lecturers. I was always provided with help and assistance. The constant encouragement from my lecturer and her hunger for my success, and for a better and brighter future, make me love MIT.
Everything I learned and studied; I’m currently applying in my role as a team administrator (clinical) at Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. MIT prepared me well.
If you want to be successful, well-prepared to face the real world and be supported every step of the way – then MIT is the place for you. I have never met such loving lecturers who have always lived up to what the MIT values stand for, than the lecturers I had over my study period at MIT.
The support system and hunger for the success of the students from the lectures make MIT very unique."
Zeranya Pauga Faamoe
*This Level 2 programme will be free in 2023 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, and dependent children of people eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa, that are eligible for tertiary study. If you are aged 16 to 24 years old you may be eligible for a transport allowance under the Youth Guarantee fund. 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 29 November 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 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 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 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. 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 Pūkenga 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.