Info sessions

We know you might have a whole lot of questions about what studying may look like for you and your whānau. We’re here to help.

Our info sessions are designed to give you information about the programmes delivered by the hosting school. We can work with you to come up with a study plan that gets you from where you are, to where you want to be.

Find the school or study area you are interested in below and come along to the relevant info session to find out more.


MIT Manukau info sessions

Date and timeSchools Where
Thursday 21 January | Anytime between 4-8pm
  • School of health and counselling
  • School of nursing
MIT Manukau atrium (outside the Ask Me! Student Services Centre) 
Thursday 28 January | Anytime between 4-8pm
  • School of health and counselling 
  • School of nursing
MIT Manukau atrium (outside the Ask Me! Student Services Centre)
Thursday 4 February | Anytime between 4-8pm
  • School of business
  • School of digital technologies
  • School of health and counselling
  • School of nursing
MIT Manukau atrium (outside the Ask Me! Student Services Centre)
Thursday 11 February | Anytime between 4-8pm
  • School of business
  • School of digital technologies
  • School of nursing
MIT Manukau atrium (outside the Ask Me! Student Services Centre)

School of business: foundation, administration and technology, accounting support services, bachelor of applied management, graduate diploma's.

School of digital technologies: digital media and design, information technology, systems administration, bachelor of digital technologies, graduate diploma's, postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma.

School of health and counselling: foundation (study and career preparation), health and wellbeing, mental health and addiction support, public health and health promotion, bachelor of applied counselling.

School of nursing: foundation (study and career preparation), diploma in enrolled nursing, bachelor of nursing, bachelor of nursing Maaori (Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi), bachelor of nursing Pacific.


MIT Otara info sessions

Date and timeSchools Where
Wednesday 3 February | 10am-12pm
  • School of education
  • School of hospitality
  • School of languages, literacy and numeracy
  • School of service industries
  • School of social work and sport
Student café, NP block, gate 12, Otara Road, Otara
Thursday 4 February | 5-7pm
  • School of education
  • School of hospitality
  • School of languages, literacy and numeracy
  • School of service industries
  • School of social work and sport
Student café, NP block, gate 12, Otara Road, Otara

School of education: early childhood education, tertiary teaching, supported learning (inclusive education).

School of hospitality: baking, culinary and hospitality.

School of languages, literacy and numeracy: community education, English, Pacific languages, Te Reo Māori.

School of service industries: animal care, floristry, hairdressing, logistics.

School of sport and social work: Police studies, social work, sport.


What happens at an info session?

Our info sessions are here to answer questions ranging from:

  • an overview about the programme you're interested in
  • information about the courses you’ll be enrolled in
  • how your programme will be delivered
  • where you will study (class/labs/teaching spaces)
  • timetables
  • funding your study
  • who your lecturers will be
  • what support is available to you at MIT; and
  • helping you complete your application and enrolment.

Who will I be able to talk to?

For each info session, teaching staff representatives from the schools' will be here to answer any questions you have about the programmes and information about the courses you'll enrol in.

Helpful staff from the Ask Me! Student Services team and our administration teams will be here to help you with your application, including verifying your documents and accepting your offer.

You'll also be able to discover what funding options are available for you. Find out about Government fees-free funding including First Year Free, Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) and the new Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)*.

Find out answers to any questions you have about the support that’s available at MIT while you study with us as well as what some of the career options after study might be.

What if the area of study I'm interested in isn't holding an info session?

We do have over 19 study areas here at MIT, so if what you're looking for isn't on the schedule we're still here to help. For more information on other study areas, please contact our friendly team on 0800 62 62 52 or pop in and see us at our Ask Me! Student Services centres at MIT Manukau or MIT Otara.


*All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2021 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. Free study for the specified qualifications may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Free study for the first year of your Level 3 or above qualification may be available under the government’s fees-free study scheme. Visit feesfree.govt.nz for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. 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.