Certificate in Nursing (CAP) Training Scheme
Level 7

Certificate in Nursing (CAP) (Level 7) Training Scheme

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  • Locations and dates


    9 May 2022
    Places are limited
    22 August 2022
    Places are limited
  • Length

    A twelve week programme with 2 compulsory courses: CAP711 Concepts Related to Nursing in the New Zealand Context - 150 total student learning hours, CAP712 Competence Assessment in Clinical Practice - maximum of 300 clinical practice hours

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


This programme is for you if you are an Internationally Qualified Nurse (IQN) or you were registered in New Zealand but you have been out of practice for 5 years or more.

Through the programme you will be able to demonstrate your ability to meet the Nursing Council New Zealand’s (NCNZ’s) competencies for your scope of practice and to obtain a practising certificate to continue your career in nursing.

This is a full-time programme delivered over a maximum of twelve weeks consisting of a theory course and a clinical placement course.

COVID-19 vaccine

At present in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all students applying for entry to a health programme are highly recommended to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All health sector organisations engaging health care workers have obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to take all reasonable steps to eliminate, or otherwise control, the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. While the NZ government has not currently mandated the vaccine for frontline health care workers, there is no guarantee that this will remain the case. Many of the health care providers we work with are requiring their staff, including any students on placement, to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. As more providers follow suit, if you are unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose whether or not you are vaccinated or to provide evidence if asked, then this will have an impact on healthcare placements that you can be allocated to as part of your undergraduate health programme and may have an impact on successful completion of the programme.

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic: Must be a Registered Nurse. Evidence: New Zealand Nurses: New Zealand Registered Nurses, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and who are returning to nursing practice after a break of 5 or more years. Applicants are required to provide evidence of any health issues or criminal history that may prevent their entry onto the Nursing Register. International Nurses: International Registered Nurses wishing to gain New Zealand Nursing Registration must have completed the application for registration process with NCNZ and have received a decision letter outlining the requirements to be met to verify competency and New Zealand relevant skills. English language: Must meet English language requirements set by NCNZ and provide evidence obtained within the last 2 years of their ability to speak and write in English. Applicants whose first language is not English: overall IELTS Academic score of 7.0 across all bands or equivalent. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively to practice within their scope of practice. Other: All applicants must complete an NMIT Application/Enrolment form attaching the following documentation - declaration of satisfactory health. - notification to the Curriculum Manager of any health issues which may affect their ability to participate safely in practice placement. - consent to the disclosure by the New Zealand Police of any information relating to criminal convictions they may have, and the disclosure of this information to the Manager of each placement provider. - current first aid certificate if they have not been working as a Registered Nurse for 5 years or more. - signed confidentiality declaration - serology screen evidence for Hepatitis B and TB, take the opportunity to be vaccinated, or sign a disclaimer - participation in MRSA screening New Zealand Nurses:two referees reports;e.g.previous employer, work colleague or person of recognised standing in community.

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

12 Weeks

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $2,453 $2,453
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $4,298 $4,298
TOTAL Learn more $6,751 $6,751
Compulsory Student Services Fee
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Student success Learn more

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National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

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Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students







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