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

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 28 June

2020 Semester 2: 13 July to 29 November

Duration:

20 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

  • 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.

Graduates will gain skills, capabilities and knowledge that is directly relevant to pursuing ongoing studies and succeeding at higher levels within the context of a health and wellness 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 and 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

English Language Requirements

Applicants, 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 one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


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 of 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

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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