New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Learning and Working for Supported Learners

New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Learning and Working for Supported Learners (Level 1)

Gain the skills to become more independent, improve your communication and plan for your future. This programme allows students to come together to develop work-ready skills, while focusing on tailored individual development.

Programme Outline

This programme further develops the skills learnt in the New Zealand in Certificate in Supported Learning programme.  Students will also develop work ready skills, further study skills, additional daily life tasks, as well as learning to become more independent.

The NZCSLW programme is based at the Petone campus and runs four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) for 19 weeks including a two week holiday break. During the programme students will participate in a work placement. The programme includes the following three courses:

More detail about this qualification

Preparing for Work or Further Study

This course develops knowledge and skills to enable students to enter employment in the community or to undertake further study.

Skills for Work or Further Study

This course develops knowledge and skills to allow students to secure and maintain employment in the community or to undertake further study.

Pathways

This course develops knowledge and skills to plan a pathway for work, further study and independent living.

Entry requirements

There are no academic requirements for this programme.

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at commencement of the programme.

Consent to a police vet check or safety check as required for the purpose of work-based learning placements.

Applicants are required to attend an interview with tutors to identify their strengths and needs and ensure that the programme provides an appropriate pathway. The applicant may be supported by whanau and/or other nominated support people.  As part of the interview the following may be discussed:

  • The literacy / numeracy, computer, and language skills of the applicant. Applicant will be asked to fill in a brief form to determine capabilities.
  • Any specific learning or behavioural needs of the applicant that may impact on engagement in the programme.
  • The level of independence the applicant has related to engagement in daily activities and self-care.

Where it is identified that the programme may not provide an appropriate pathway to meet the applicant’s needs, alternative pathways will be discussed.

* International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $924 per year of study)

Contact the Supported Learning team 

Sam Cripps. Samuel.cripps@weltec.ac.nz or 027 543 3120
Joel Hirsh, joel.hirsh@weltec.ac.nz

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Last updated: 7/4/2024

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