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What will I learn?

Programme highlights

­­Do you want to study education or social work?

This programme is your first step in your higher education journey.

You will improve your English language and maths skills. Our classrooms are supportive learning environments where you will become more confident and independent.

When you graduate, you will be ready to take the next step towards a career in social work. Or you can choose to take one of our level 3 or 4 health programmes.

Programme structure

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

141.323 Mathematics in Practice (15 credits)

161.317 Pathway Projects (30 credits)

181.339 Communication in Practice (15 credits)

Further training or study

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands in Community Healthwork and Mental Health and Addiction Support

Which department am I in?

School of Social Work and Sport

Study options

Full Time (17 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$8,100.00 (US$ 5,742) per year
NZ $8,100 (approximate) for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Manukau Institute of Technology

MIT Otara Campus,

53 Otara Road,



2023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

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 at Grade C in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36..

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Manukau Institute of Technology

MIT received a Category One rating in their most recent evaluation by the NZQA in 2016, which is the highest possible rating.

  • Offers study options across campuses in Auckland
  • Small class sizes & excellent facilities
  • Delivers a personalised teaching experience
  • Helps students gain industry-specific skills