Candidates are required to have:
University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include:
- 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects
as well as
- Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing
- Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)
A qualification or examination recognised as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination)
* NZQA approved subjects: see https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/(external link)
A relevant qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF; or equivalent
Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate).
English Language requirements
If English is not the applicant’s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table:(external link)
- IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in each band),
Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment
The English Language requirements for this programme are higher than the minimum set by NZQA, therefore; applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance may be required to provide evidence of English Language skills.
IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks. These will include but are not limited to;
i) A Formal Interview
ii) Referee Checks
iii) A Police Vet Check
iv) A Risk Assessment
Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that Person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.
Candidates will be required to attend a selection interview/hui. The selection interview process may involve a group exercise and/or a written exercise. Selection will be made on the basis of the candidate being able to demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.