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NZ Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners



Entry Requirements
Open entry for domestic students
There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.


Programme highlights
Our inclusive education programme is for anyone with learning or intellectual disabilities.

You will develop your independent living skills and learn skills that can help you find work or further your education.
Our friendly tutors will support you with in-class and online learning in a way that suits your needs.

Duration and study methods
Full time for 1 year (38 teaching weeks)
You will need to complete all 4 blocks Tuesday to Friday 9am – 3pm


Block 1 – 6th March – 5th May I’ve got this (18 credits)
Gain self-management skills required for study and work.

Block 2 – 15th May – 14th July I am Aotearoa New Zealand (19 credits)
Apply self-management skills required to study and work.

Block 3 – 24th July – 29th September Where to next? (18 credits)
Planning and preparation for future work and/or study.

Block 4 – 9th October – 8th December Ready, set, go (20 credits)
Keeping healthy, safe, and well to participate fully in everyday life.

Careers and Pathways
Can lead to Further training or study – Level 2 programmes are available in Palmerston North

Can lead to Career opportunities - This programme is tailored to individual needs. We work with and refer to employment agencies that assist people into work like Work bridge, Volunteer Central, MSD, and others.

Free* Study
This programme is free for NZ Citizen, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the immigration Act 2009), of all ages, that are eligible for tertiary study.
All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Entry criteria and some costs may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Please discuss with ITS if enrolment is confirmed.
The Free* fee does not include the Student Services Fee (CSF). The CSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. 

Student Services fees (SSF) over and above the NZ Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners funding. Student Services fees (SSF)


To successfully complete this programme, students are required to successfully complete Work Experience and engage in other activities to enhance the programme learning. Whilst the programme fees are covered there are a number of important support services and opportunities students have found difficult to connect with. ITS has now included the provision of these services/courses. The SSF includes uniform, work experience training and supervision, offsite learning excursions and activities.

You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Assistance with funding applications is available. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Industry Training Solutions Ltd is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. 

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