Health and counselling

Goodbye fees, study health for free.

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study four of our health programmes for free^. 

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Get a career in an essential industry and make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.

Study one of our recognised qualifications in healthcare and you'll open the door to a rewarding career helping others make positive changes.

You'll learn how to care for people, families and entire communities. Whether you want to become a health support worker, mental health and addiction support worker or counsellor, we can help you get there.

Our programmes will give you the skills and confidence to change lives.

Māori and Pasifika pathways

If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent and are passionate about making a difference to the health and wellbeing of your people you can get additional support on your study journey with Te Ara Oranga.

Learn with like-minded people in an environment that works around your needs and supports you to succeed. You’ll also get connected with future employers, opening doors to your health career pathway.

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Campus map

All our health and counselling programmes are taught at MIT Manukau, corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue, Manukau, Auckland.

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More information for students

Find out everything you need to know about studying health and counselling at MIT Manukau.

You'll find information on the student handbook to programme guides, timetables and bringing your own device (BYOD).

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with us on 0800 62 62 52 or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.