Certificate in Nursing (CAP) Training Scheme
Level 7

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

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates

    No start dates are currently available. Register to be informed when new dates are added.
  • 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

    2023: $2,562 plus $90 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    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


The Competence Assessment Programme (CAP) is for Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQN) or if you are registered in New Zealand, but you have been out of practice for 5 or more years.

This full-time programme, delivered over a maximum of twelve weeks, provides guidance through two courses. It consists of a theory course and a clinical placement. 

Completion of this programme will enable you to demonstrate your ability to meet the Nursing Council New Zealand’s (NCNZ’s) competencies.   

It will give you confidence to meet modern needs of this constantly changing workplace, through relevant and current theoretical information and through placement in a real environment. 

Evidence of your qualification as a Registered Nurse, either in New Zealand or internationally, is required for successful acceptance to this programme.  









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