Prepare for a career in social work

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Social Work

Programme highlights

­­Do you want to study social work, health or counselling?

This programme is your first step in your higher education journey.

You will improve your English language and maths skills. Our classrooms are supportive learning environments where you will become more confident and independent.

When you graduate, you will be ready to take the next step towards a career in social work. Or you can choose to take one of our level 3 or 4 health programmes.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Ōtara

Level 3
Domestic fees

Click here to see a list of domestic course fees

Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Available (eligibility criteria applies)
Programme code NZ2863
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks, or part-time for 1 year (34 teaching weeks)

Study method

Full-time, Part-time

Credits 60
International fees NZD$8,100 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

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

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/

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):

141.323 Mathematics in practice (15 credits)

Develop and expand your knowledge and understanding of numeracy through real-world learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination.

161.317 Pathway projects (30 credits)

Progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in this and the Numeracy and Literacy courses through real-world learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of your personal life, study and intended career destination.

181.339 Communication in practice (15 credits)

Develop and expand your knowledge and understanding of literacy through real-world learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the health and counselling calendar.

Information is correct as at February 2021. 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 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 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 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. 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 Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.