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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Nelson
English
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Program description

If you don't meet the entry requirements for a degree, like Nursing or Social Work, or a diploma - this is the programme for you.

No matter what your age, if you are looking to get into study, this programme offers different pathways to best prepare you and give you the confidence to succeed on your chosen degree or diploma.

What pathways can I choose?

There are three pathways to choose depending on what you want to do:

  • The Hauora Pathway for Health will prepare you for applying for the Bachelor of Nursing or other degree or diploma related to Health. If you do this pathway in the first half of the year we can help you, through our health partners gain some work experience, to be ready to start your Nursing degree the following year.
  • Te Hāpai Hāpori Pathway for Counselling and Social Work will prepare you for the Paetahi Tumu Korero Bachelor of Counselling, the Bachelor of Social Work or a degree or diploma related to Counselling, Social Work or working with communities.
  • Te Tūāpapa Pathway, Open Pathway, will prepare you for a degree or diploma study in Business, IT, or other areas.

What courses make up the pathways?

The 60 credits to complete the programme includes two 15 credit courses are core to all pathways and are compulsory.

The compulsory courses are marked with a C below (Skills for Successful Tertiary Study and Building Communication Competence).

You can then select two more 15 credit courses to make up the required 60 credits from the following pathway options:

  • The Hauora Pathway for Health, you can choose the courses called: Introduction to Health Studies and The Biophysical Basis of Health
  • Te Hāpai Hāpori Pathway for Counselling and Social Work, you can choose the courses called: Introduction to the Counselling Profession and Introduction to the Social Work Profession.
  • Te Tūāpapa Pathway, open pathway, you can choose Academic Reading and Writing and Research and Maths.

Course selection does not occur until after your application is with us and we will then talk to you about the courses you want to choose.

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 1 or 2 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

For applicants 20 years of age and over there are no minimum academic requirements.

English language requirements:

A level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level.
If English is not your first language you should have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of at least 5.5 issued within the last two years with no less than 5.0 in any band or equivalent.

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)

University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42

City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Special entry

If you do not meet the academic entry requirements but can demonstrate suitability for the Programme you may apply for Special Entry. Special Entry decisions are at the discretion of the Head of Department.


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Tuition fees

NZ$8,450 per year.
*Fees are valid for study in 2020

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), established in 1905, is today the northern South Island’s premier education provider of post-secondary school education through to postgraduate level. NMIT is a Category 1 ranked institution by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and...


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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

322 Hardy Street
7042 Nelson
New Zealand

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www.nmit.ac.nz

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