Pre-degree preparation for nursing

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Nursing Studies

Programme highlights

Do you want to become a nurse or healthcare professional?

This qualification will give you the essential skills to pathway into one of our nursing programmes.

You will get hands-on learning of which some will be in our modern clinical learning suite.

Our supportive learning environment will enable you to build your confidence and independence throughout your journey.

When you graduate, you will be ready to study one of our nursing or health programmes.

Māori and Pasifika pathways

If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent then you also have access to Te Ara Oranga while studying this programme.

Te Ara Oranga will support you to succeed in a way that suits your needs and you will get connected with industry, opening doors to your health career pathway.

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Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Manukau

Level 4
Domestic fees

$3,300 (approx.)

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Not available

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Programme code NZ2860
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks

Study method

Full-time

Credits 60
International fees NZD$8,200 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Not available

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)


Study nursing at Manukau Institute of Technology

Entry requirements

General

All applicants entering the nursing pathway will be required to partake in literacy and numeracy testing to ensure suitability for the programme. 

Students must score 70% on each test (literacy and numeracy).

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

Provisional entry

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.

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.

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Programme structure

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

105.433 Skills for successful tertiary study (15 credits)

Prepares you to study successfully at tertiary level in nursing studies.

105.435 Project pathway A (15 credits)

Enables you to substantially and progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in this Science course as well as the Skills for Successful Tertiary Study and Building Communication Competence courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of your personal life, study and intended career destination in nursing and health fields.

105.436 Project pathways B (15 credits)

Enables you to substantially and progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in this Numeracy course as well as the Skills for Successful Tertiary Study and Building Communication Competence courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of your personal life, study and intended career destination in nursing and health fields.

181.432 Building communication competence (15 credits)

Enables you to effectively use a variety of communication strategies to support your learning and your future career pathways in nursing and health fields in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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 21 April 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.