Level 1

Inclusive education for everyday life

Our inclusive education programme is for anyone with learning or intellectual disabilities.You will develop your independent living skills and learn skills that can help you find work or further your education.

Programme highlights

Our inclusive education programme is for anyone with learning or intellectual disabilities.

You will develop your independent living skills and learn skills that can help you find work or further your education.

Our friendly tutors will support you with in-class and online learning in a way that suits your needs.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements


Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

Give yourself credit with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Did you know you can use the knowledge and experience you already have to your advantage?

Your previous work experience and on-the-job skills, volunteering, professional development, and other providers’ qualifications can be recognised as prior learning, matched against credits in our courses, and put towards your qualification – potentially saving you money and possibly helping you to complete your qualification faster Learn more.

Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (75 credits):

901.114 I’ve got this (18 credits)

Gain self-management skills required for study and work.

901.115 I am Aotearoa New Zealand (19 credits)

Apply self-management skills required to study and work.

901.116 Where to next? (18 credits)

Planning and preparation for future work and/or study.

901.117 Ready, set, go (20 credits)

Keeping healthy, safe and well to participate fully in everyday life.

Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?

Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.

Careers and pathways

Further training or study

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1 and/or 2)

Career opportunities

This programme is tailored to individual needs. Students then have the opportunity to be referred to an employment agency (PolyEmp) which works alongside MIT to support students into employment.

All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2024 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, and dependent children of people eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa, that are eligible for tertiary study. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.

Information is correct as at 29 November 2023. 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 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 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 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pūkenga 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.