Gain the skills and knowledge to enter degree level study with confidence
This is the ideal introduction if you’re interested in working in the social services, education or health sectors. The NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation [Level 4] programme is for those intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at Level 4 or above.
The courses you choose will get your ready to apply for entry into a range of diploma and degree programmes in the fields of health (including nursing), social work (including mental health support) and teaching.
There are two entry dates per year:
- February (Hawke’s Bay)
- July (Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti)
This qualification is for people intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at higher levels including at degree level, within the context of a field of study or career pathway.
There are two career pathway options:
- Te Hāpai Hāpori | Social Work or Teaching Pathway, for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching or social work
- Hauora | Nursing / Health Pathway, for those wishing to pursue a career in nursing or other health professions
You will be prepared for further study in your chosen career pathway and upon graduating with this qualification you will be able to:
- Locate, select and analyse relevant information from a variety of sources and apply to tasks and problems in your area of interest.
- Work independently and collaboratively on academic tasks and problems.
- Construct a reasoned and researched argument, communicated using a range of appropriate media.
- Develop and critique a study and career plan that identifies specific long-term career goals.
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.
Upon completion of this qualification you will have the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at higher levels including at degree level, within the context of a field of study or career pathway. There are two career pathway options:
- Te Hāpai Hāpori | Social Work Pathway – Bachelor of Social Work or another degree or diploma related to social work or working within communities.
- Te Hāpai Hāpori | Teaching Pathway – Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), or another degree or diploma related to education.
- Hauora | Nursing / Health Pathway – Bachelor of Nursing or another degree or diploma related to health.
- Achievement of NCEA Level 2 with a minimum of 10 credits from literacy-rich subjects, OR
- NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation [Level 3], OR
You may be asked to provide evidence of a level of literacy and numeracy sufficient to:
- be able to study at this level, and
- interpret and apply health and safety requirements.
Applicants must supply a personal statement about their background, reasons for wanting to undertake the programme, and any factors that could impact on their study.
Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the digital components of the courses. Student guidance and further details are provided in the application and enrolment information.
English Language Entry Requirement
All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English Language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. English Language fluency can be verified by achievement of one of the following within the last two years:
■ New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 (Applied)
■ IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0
■ PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
■ International equivalents to IELTS accepted by NZQA or successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply)
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.