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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Health and Wellness Careers - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

Intake2: 08 July 2019 to 22 November 2019

Duration:

19 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Locate, select and analyse relevant information from a variety of sources and apply to context-relevant tasks and problems
  • Work independently and collaboratively on context-relevant 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

SCP 401 Career and Study Skills

SCP 402 Foundation Principles of Careers in Health and Wellness

SCP 403 Introduction to Health Sciences

SCP 404 Introduction to Foundation Skills for Health and Wellness Careers

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs $265 (GST Inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

To gain skills, capabilities and knowledge that are directly relevant to pursuing ongoing studies and succeeding at higher levels within the context of a field of study or career pathway.

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, and have attained a minimum of 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

  • Five credits in reading
  • Five credits in writing

Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:

  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
  • Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626 and 26627- all three required)

Or have completed a NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) or equivalent foundation learning programme

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are any of the following:

  • Successful completion of a programme of study at NZQA Level 2 or Level 3
  • Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) qualification or equivalent programme of study
  • Employment or evidence of involvement/interest in the health and wellness related sector E.g. involvement in a sporting code/volunteer work or employment in health and wellness related organisations such as aged care/ mental health facilities/events centre/gymnasium/holistic health care clinic

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test – General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 530 (with an essay score 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
  • Cambridge English Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154in each skill.  OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 42)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42.

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Health and Wellness Careers programme, and be awarded the qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for  the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Health and Wellness Careers programme leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) qualification

Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

For those interested in progressing onto further study in Health and Wellness, the options at SIT include:

 

Classes are held Monday to Thursday, 9.00am-4.00pm at SIT's Invercargill campus.

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