New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Learn intermediate English language skills, whether you're a local or international student, and apply them to familiar topics.

Begin to develop the skills to understand the main points in conversations and keep a conversation going.

Read and understand a range of texts and write paragraphs, with reasonable accuracy.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which you can use English for general purposes.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees $3,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ1882
Duration

19 weeks (20 hours per week)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$5,900 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2); or
  • Provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 4.5; or
  • A level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B1; or
  • Vital English results within the range of 50 – 69.

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.

Find out now.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require face to face interpersonal communication, understanding of basic texts, simple record-keeping and interaction in a supervised team.

Programme structure

You will need to complete four (15 credit) compulsory courses:

844.333 General Speaking and Listening 1 (15 credits)

Listen and understand main ideas in oral texts and participate in spoken interactions on familiar topics.

844.334 General Speaking and Listening 2 (15 credits)

Listen and understand main ideas in oral texts and participate in spoken interactions on reasonably familiar topics.

843.327 General Reading and Writing 1 (15 credits)

Read and understand a range of texts on familiar topics and to write texts on familiar topics.

843.328 General Reading and Writing 2 (15 credits)

Read and understand a range of texts on reasonably familiar topics and to write texts on reasonably familiar topics.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

This Certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied)

Offered by

School of Languages, Literacy and Numeracy

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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.