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

Programme highlights

Are you aged 16 or over and want to become a nurse, counsellor or health care 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 state-of-the-art 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, health or counselling 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 $3,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2860
Duration

19 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$8,100 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Study nursing at Manukau Institute of Technology

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/

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/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.

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 5-7 days.

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

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the health and counselling calendar.

Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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 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.