Do you want a career in the New Zealand Police? Not sure if you have the essential skills to make the grade?
Get a head start on meeting the requirements you need to get accepted into the Royal New Zealand Police College. You will also develop the self-management skills you need to succeed in your training to become a police officer.
Our classrooms are supportive learning environments that will help you become more confident and independent.
In order to be accepted into the Royal New Zealand Police College you must meet their selection criteria which includes being over 18 years, being able to pass a police check, and having a full drivers licence.
|Start Month(s)||February, July|
|Study Location(s)||MIT Otara|
|Domestic fees||$3,100 (approx.)|
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||Available (eligibility criteria applies)|
17 teaching weeks (full-time) or 34 teaching weeks (part-time)
|Study Method||Full-time, Part-time|
|International Fees||NZD$8,100 (approx.)|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||Not available|
|Qualification||New Zealand Certificate|
“Our programme is designed to prepare students to be the best they can for the New Zealand Police criteria.
We train everyday and in some capacity they are either training on the roads around the local community, on the police competencies course, in the gym, in the swimming pool where the meet the New Zealand Swim certification, and they are in the classroom.
The students really show the desire and enthusiasm to be wearing blue.”
MIT Head of school
“I want to become a police officer because I want to give back to my community. I've always wanted to go out there and serve my people.
My advice is just give it a go, you won't know what it's like unless you try. I didn't know what it was going to be like until I enrolled and I've come here and I've enjoyed it. I've learnt a lot and met a lot of new friends.”
“We can provide students that are interested in the policing career path with skills in numeracy, literacy and the physical components needed to meet entry. You will get a deeper understanding of the recruitment process and we often get in external speakers from the police who talk to you about what it looks like and what you will go through.
It's fun and we have a lot of great lecturers here, you can also meet other strong minded people that share the same career interests as you.
Everyone at MIT is very supportive and it's a great place to be.”
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.