English Language Skills for Employment

Course highlights

Get the job you want by improving your English language skills.

This course will give you the English language skills you need to get a job in New Zealand. Our friendly tutors will also show you how to find and apply for jobs. This course is for people who only have a little bit of English.

You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Ongoing enrolments are accepted throughout the year.

Duration 36 teaching weeks (two days per week)
Study location(s) MIT Ōtara
Study method Part-time
Domestic fees Free to NZ Citizens & Permanent Residents*
Course code 851.127

Entry requirements

For people with minimal or no formal education.

Course structure

The purpose of the course is to develop English language skills to enable you to interact positively within your everyday life and work environment.

You will complete a minimum of 20 hours of face-to-face teaching and develop skills in:

  • Reading and writing related to employment
  • Speaking and listening related to employment
  • Basic digital literacy.

For more information, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 29 November 2023. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. 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.