Fees free programmes

Free* study starts here

There has never been a better time to either start studying for the job you want, or to take the next step into higher learning.

All Level 1 and 2 programmes at Manukau Institute of Technology are fees free*. You can now get the skills and qualifications for great jobs in building and construction, hairdressing, business administration and computing, hospitality, horticulture and floristry, baking, travel and tourism, mechanical engineering and more.

Start here – go anywhere

As well as certificates in specialised areas of study, we also offer Foundation programmes that help you gain the skills to study at tertiary level.

Aged 16-19 and looking for a Level 3 programme? Check out the Youth Guarantees scheme.

Areas of study

Business Administration

Get the skills to find employment as a receptionist, office assistant, customer service assistant, word processing or data entry operator.

Level 2

Employment Preparation

Get ready for work with a range of skills from applying for jobs, to using computers, to improving your English.

Level Beginner


Preparation for higher levels of study and entry-level employment.

Level 2

General Engineering and Mechanical Trades

Build up essential skills and knowledge to kick start a range of apprenticeships in toolmaking, general and maintenance engineering or manufacturing and design.

Level 2

For more information call 0800 62 62 52 or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz

Aged 16–19 and looking at a Level 3 programme? Check out the Youth Guarantee scheme.

* All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2019 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, that are eligible for tertiary study. Free Study for Level 3 may be available for 16 to 19 year olds (Youth Guarantee). Free study for up to one year for Levels 3 and 4 may be available under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), a government-led training initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications.  [All free study is subject to funding confirmation. ]Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.