Improve your skills and knowledge for study and work
If you’re interested in working in the social services or education sectors, in roles such as teaching, social work, nursing and many other positions, the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation [Level 3] is the ideal stepping-stone. The skills and knowledge you’ll acquire will put you in great stead for entry-level employment or to carry on to further study at Level 4.
There are two entry dates per year:
This programme is for people intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at Level 4 or above, within the context of the social services and education sector.
You’ll learn study and communication skills along with how the social services, education and health sectors work in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or private message us on Facebook for a chat about your study options. You can also visit our campus at any time to view EIT’s facilities.
Please note: part-time students will be strongly advised to complete the core courses before they enrol in any of the elective courses.
- Achievement of NCEA (Level 1) or an equivalent qualification; or
- Evidence of a level of literacy sufficient to:
i. be able to study at this level, and
ii. interpret and apply health and safety requirements.
Literacy and numeracy skills are embedded in the programme.
Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the digital components of the courses.
English Language Entry Requirement
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those applicants whose first language is not English should have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall General or Academic score of at least 5.0 with no less than 5.0 in any band or equivalent.
Entry with Credit
Standard EIT regulations apply. Thirty credits is the maximum that can be transferred into this programme.
Applicants who have partially completed the Certificate in Introduction to Social Services programme between 2014 – 2016 and who wish to have credit from this programme recognised in the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation [Level 3] should use the Recognition of Prior Learning procedure.
Academic Learning Services
Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.
We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.
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EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels. Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study. Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.
You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally. Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call in for a chat.