Health and counselling

Last chance!

Apply now for our July intake and TTAF will cover your fees^.

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can study one of our health programmes for free^ until 31 December 2022 and two of our health programmes for free^ until 30 June 2023.

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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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Meet the team

Our health and counselling staff come from a variety of backgrounds and all share a passion for learning and teaching excellence.

They are highly skilled individuals that bring a wealth of experience and expertise to MIT. The team pride themselves in the support they provide their students on their journey to becoming quality healthcare workers.

Meet some of our lecturers.

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, bringing your own device (BYOD), and how to contact us.

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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 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. Learn more.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. If you commence your study on or before semester 2, 2022 with MIT, your fees from 1 January 2023 to 31 June 2023 will also be covered by Te Pūkenga. Visit 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. Note: If you commence your study on or before semester 2, 2022 and your programme of study goes beyond 30 June 2023, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs. Students commencing their study on or after semester 1, 2023 will not be eligible for any TTAF funding and courses will be subject to applicable course costs. Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees.