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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Nursing and Health Studies

This course is available


Level of Study



17 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


MIT Manukau


Programme highlights

Do you want to study for a career in nursing, health or counselling?

Then take the first step toward the career of your dreams with MIT.

This qualification will give you the core skills you need to study at tertiary level and provide you with an opportunity to pathway into one of our Level 3 or 4 health programmes or New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Nursing Studies.

You will get hands-on learning of which some will be in our state-of-the-art clinical learning suite.

Our supportive learning environment will enable you to build your confidence and independence throughout your journey.

At the Manukau campus, you will have access to a Kaiawhina, a Pasifika support person, a Whanau and a M? Tatou room.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below three courses (60 credits):

141.320 Mathematics in Practice (15 credits)

161.306 Pathway Projects (30 credits)

181.336 Communication in Practice (15 credits)

Further training or study

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

Entry criteria

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36..

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