New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

Programme highlights

Do you need to upskill your English for postgraduate study?

This programme is for students that need English language skills to gain entry into degrees with higher entry criteria and postgraduate diplomas.

It focuses on academic listening skills in lectures and tutorials, speaking in academic contexts, academic reading and writing skills, including research and referencing.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 5
Domestic fees $3,200 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ1884
Duration

19 weeks (20 hours per week)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$5,280 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Hold an NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) or equivalent; or
  • Have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent; or
  • Have a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B2; or
  • Achieve a score of 80  in the online diagnostic test.

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 3-5 days.

Career opportunities

This programme focuses primarily on academic skills for further study.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

844.506 Academic Discussions (15 credits)

This course will enable you to understand extended complex oral academic interactions; you will participate flexibly and effectively in extended spoken academic interactions on a wide range of topics.

844.507 Notetaking and Presentations (15 credits)

This course will enable you to understand extended, complex oral academic texts, you will participate flexibly and effectively in extended spoken academic discourse on a wide range of topics.

843.508 Academic Reading and Writing Skills (15 credits)

This course will enable you to understand and write extended complex academic texts on a wide range of topics.

843.509 Applied Academic Reading and Writing (15 credits)

This course will enable you to understand extended complex written academic texts on a wide range of topics, and write well-structured, sophisticated extended academic texts.

Key dates

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

Further training or study

This qualification provides entry into Degrees with a higher entry requirement and post graduate qualifications.

Key information for students

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: 1. hold an NZCEL Level 4 Academic or equivalent OR 2. have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, or equivalent OR 3. have a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B2 OR 4. achieve a score of 80 in the online diagnostic test
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 19 Weeks
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$3,084 $3,084
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$3,121 $3,121
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$6,205 $6,205
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 83%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $29,456
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $17,762 - $39,051
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 26%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 66%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 6%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

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.