New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1)

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.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 1
Domestic fees Free*
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2853

38 weeks (excluding holiday weeks)

Study Method In-class and online supported learning
Credits 75
International Fees Not Available to International Students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Supported learning at MIT

Entry requirements


Open entry for Domestic students

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

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.

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.

Programme structure

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

901.107 Ready to Start (13 credits)

Gain self-management skills required for study and work.

901.108 Ready to Go (15 credits)

Apply self-management skills required to study and work.

901.109 Ready to Step Out (15 credits)

Planning and preparation for future work and/or study.

901.110 Ready to Step Up (12 credits)

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

901.111 Ready to Connect (10 credits)

The rights and responsibilities of a contributing member of society.

901.112 Ready to Launch (10 credits)

Planning and preparation for the next stage of life and learning.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the supported learning (inclusive education) 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 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.