Level 3

Get ready for police selection

Get the study skills and confidence you need to succeed. When you complete this course you'll be ready to kickstart your application for the New Zealand Police.
Overview

Programme highlights

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.

You may be required to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of this programme.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

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

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

Programme structure

Programme structure

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

141.324 Mathematics in practice (police studies) (15 credits)

Develop and expand the students' knowledge and understanding of numeracy through authentic learning experiences in the area of Police Studies in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination in the NZ Police.

161.318 Pathway projects (police studies) (30 credits)

Progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in this and the Numeracy and Literacy courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination in the Police Studies field.

Pathway Projects may be split into two courses

181.340 Communication in practice (police studies) (15 credits)

Develop and expand the students’ knowledge and understanding of literacy through authentic learning experiences in the Police Studies field, in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination in the NZ Police.

Careers and pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money but also help you to complete your qualification faster. Learn more.

Information is correct as at 3 November 2022. 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 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 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 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. 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 Pukenga 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.