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Language Studies 2013 Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


Content Welcome to Unitec

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Explore your options

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Study path

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Student experiences

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Study options »» Certificate in English

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»» Certificate in Intensive English (Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced) 10 »» Certificate in English as an Additional Language

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»» Diploma in English (Advanced)

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»» Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language

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»» Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

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»» Certificate in Language Teaching

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»» Certificate in Liaison Interpreting

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»» Short courses ›› English Language ›› International Languages ›› Language Teaching ›› Te Reo Māori ›› Matauranga Māori Electives

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General info »» Admission requirements

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»» Fees and loans

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Everything you need on campus

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Experience it for yourself

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How to apply

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2013 calendar

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Cover: Sun Ae Choi Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language graduate.

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1 Welcome to Unitec

Nau mai, Haere mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka We're passionate about the power of education

We know each student is different. After all,

to change lives. New careers, new skills, new

we have 23,000 of them – of all ages, from over

opportunities – there are many ways to change your

80 countries, and with different hopes and dreams.

life at Unitec. There are 160 programmes on offer

That's why we're flexible. With full-time or part-

and thousands of possible careers. From accounting

time study options, programmes from certificate

to zookeeping, and boatbuilding to photography.

to postgraduate level, and three campuses across

But no matter what you study, our programmes are career focused, industry recognised and full of hands-on experience. Many of them include

Auckland. And if you need some extra support to help you make the most of your time with us, that's no problem either.

work experience, field trips or visits from industry

But life isn’t all about work. There’s a huge range of

experts. Which means when you go out in the

social events on campus. Enjoy the music at Sounds

workplace, you'll be ready to hit the ground running.

in the Sun, bring your whānau to Kids’ Day Out or join one of the many clubs on campus. One thing’s for sure, your social calendar will fill up in no time!


3 Explore your options Speaking more than one language makes life much

You’ll feel right at home. Our students come from

easier. It’s useful if you’re travelling or want to talk

many different backgrounds and cultures. There

to someone from another country. And if you've

are shared lunches, welcome ceremonies for new

come to New Zealand to work or study, you need

students, and student advisers who look after our

good English skills to really enjoy your life here.

international, refugee and permanent resident

Study at the Department of Language Studies and we will help you to learn the language fluently. You

students. And you get one-on-one attention from our experienced and supportive lecturers.

can train to be a language teacher or an interpreter,

Don’t just learn from the textbook – practise your

enrol in a short course in an international language,

new skills in our computer labs, language labs and

learn te reo Māori, or take English classes at all

Language Learning Centre. There’s also our

levels (from beginners to advanced). Don’t worry, we

award-winning IELTS Test Centre where English

help you find the level that’s right for you –English

language students can take the IELTS test, right

language students are given a placement test

here on campus.

before they start, to make sure they’re in the right class. Some of our English language programmes and language teacher programmes also include work experience.

Don’t just learn from the textbook – practise your new skills in our computer labs, language labs and Language Learning Centre.


4 Study path Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that

Level 7

Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language

Level 6

Certificate in Liaison Interpreting

Level 5

Doctorate

achieves your goals. Check the programme admission requirements for details.

Certificate in Language Teaching Certificate in English as an Additional Language Certificate in Intensive English (Upper Intermediate, Advanced)

Level4

Short courses

Certificate in English (Level 2, 3 and 4)

Certificate in Intensive English (Begninners, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate)

English language, International languages, Language teaching, Te reo Ma-ori

* Not included in this brochure. For information on this programme call us on 0800 10 95 10 or visit www.unitec.ac.nz

Short courses

Diploma in English (Advanced) Exit awards: Diploma in English (Academic/Employment/Social and Community), Certificate in English (Academic/Employment/ Social and Community)


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Sergey Zavyalov

Teacher of English, New Zealand Institute of Choice Certificate in Language Teaching graduate “My career satisfies me mentally, spiritually and financially. I’ve already worked with a couple of hundred students and I’m definitely continuing to teach, at the New Zealand Institute of Choice and in evening classes. I might also join a tertiary institution to get another teaching qualification, maybe do a masters degree or even a PhD. The Certificate in Language Teaching is 100% relevant in class and for my professional development. I especially liked the practical lessons on Saturdays, but I loved all aspects of the programme. The staff were always helpful, and I enjoyed the everyday communication with my classmates and the tutors.”


Sun Ae Choi

Bachelor of Nursing student Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language graduate “English is an amazing tool that bridges people together. I decided to study the Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language at Unitec because I wanted to improve my English skills and learn more about Kiwi culture. Learning a language takes time but once you have started the journey it will expand your horizons. I have gained so much confidence through the language study and am now more accustomed to academic study. I can now have discussions with my classmates – it’s like a totally different world, one that I hadn’t experienced before. Last semester, for example, I got an A+ in my anatomy and physiology paper, and I think I am the only one. My English skills definitely helped me achieve that. I also get on pretty well with all of my classmates.”


Norka Mella

Chef Tutor, Auckland Hotel and Chefs Training School Certificate in English graduate “Food is my greatest passion – I come from a country where family, food and celebration are one and the same. I really wanted to pass this love of food on to my students. The problem was that my English wasn’t really good enough for teaching. That’s why I decided to study the Certificate in English at Unitec. I just loved the multicultural student environment at Unitec, and the tutors were very supportive. Making a presentation in front of many people in a different language can be difficult, but the final class presentation about my work experience was fun and exciting at the same time. The programme made me more confident about my English skills and has helped me achieve my dream of being a chef tutor. I love being in the kitchen, cooking and sharing my experience with the students.”

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Language Studies Study options


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Study options English Language

Certificate in English

Courses include

Level Level 2 – Beginner 1, 60 credits Level 3 – Beginner 2 and Elementary 1, 60 credits each Level 4 – Elementary 2, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate, 60 credits each Duration Full-time for 16 weeks for each certificate or part-time options available Starts February or July Number of places Open, including some TOPS-funded places Indicative fee $2434 Campus Mt Albert, Northern or Waitakere www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

»» Oral English Skills »» Text-based English Skills »» Employment Skills English »» English for Business and Computing »» English for Healthcare »» English for Trades Choose the courses that are relevant to your study goal. Improve your text-based and oral language skills with the general English option. If you’re looking for a job, our employment skills English option can be very useful, covering basic computer skills and business English. Or increase your knowledge of healthcare terms/vocabulary, word processing or simple administrative tasks. For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz.

Career opportunities

You may want to consider further study at Unitec. Want to improve your English? Learning English can really help improve your job and study opportunities. Learn to communicate effectively and increase confidence in your English language ability. Improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to an intermediate level. Study one or two levels, or do all six.

Highlights

»» Small classes, so you'll benefit from one-on-one attention. »» Work placement available on several of our courses. »» A range of interactive resources to help you learn. »» Friendly and helpful lecturers. »» Flexible study options: each stage can be completed in one full-time semester or, if you prefer, you can enrol part-time and spread your studies out over a longer period.

What next?

At the end of the programme, you’ll be awarded a Certificate in English at the highest stage completed, and will be ready to take on further study or a job. If you complete the Certificate in English (Intermediate), you’ll also meet the English language entry requirements for our Diploma in English (Advanced).

For admission requirements see page 22.


10 Study options English Language Certificate in Intensive English

(Beginners, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced) Highlights Level Level 4 – Beginners (non-credit bearing), Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, 40 credits each Level 5 – Upper Intermediate, Advanced, 40 credits each Duration Full-time for 10-week terms or part-time options available 2013 start dates Term 1: week 1 begins 21 January Term 2: week 1 begins 15 April Term 3: week 1 begins 8 July Term 4: week 1 begins 30 September Note: Students can enter the programme in weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 or 8 of each term. Preferential applications Two weeks prior to programme commencement Indicative fee $385 per week plus enrolment fee $150 Campus Mt Albert www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

»» Access to state-of-the art language and computer labs, DVDs, videotapes and the Language Learning Centre. We have the latest resources to support your learning. »» Supportive study environment with friendly and helpful lecturers. »» Individual, group and project work. »» Can serve as a pathway into the Diploma in English (Advanced) or Unitec degree programmes. »» Extra support: if you need support or careers advice, you can talk to our multilingual student advisers. »» Flexible start dates.

Courses include

»» LANG4303 Beginners »» LANG4300 Elementary »» LANG4301 Pre-Intermediate »» LANG4302 Intermediate »» LANG5300 Upper-Intermediate »» LANG5301 Advanced For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz.

Career opportunities

You may want to consider further study at Unitec. Are you an international student and want to improve your English language skills? Or are you waiting to enter the Diploma in English (Advanced)? The Certificate in Intensive English helps you develop your English language skills. Learn to communicate effectively in English in a wide range of everyday situations, from daily conversations with friends to discussions with fellow students and teachers. Improve your ability to express your opinions and ideas, and to confidently handle class discussions and assignments.

What next?

Step up to the Diploma in English (Advanced) or continue your studies with another Unitec programme. Passing the Advanced level in the Certificate in Intensive English qualifies you for entry to Unitec programmes that require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

For admission requirements see page 22.


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Study options English Language

Certificate in English as an Additional Language

Highlights

Level 5, 60 credits Duration Full-time for one semester or parttime over three semesters Start February or July; Summer School also available Number of places 40 places Preferential applications By two weeks prior to programme commencement Indicative fee $2434 Campus Mt Albert www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

Do you want to study in New Zealand and need to improve your English? The Certificate in English as an Additional Language helps you take your English language skills to an advanced level to prepare you for further tertiary study. Develop your language skills to succeed in undergraduate or postgraduate study, and learn to communicate more accurately and effectively in English. Improve your academic writing skills, and your ability to speak English, and gain an appreciation of New Zealand culture and society.

»» Preparation for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that require an IELTS score of 6.5. »» Practise what you've learnt in the community. »» A range of interactive resources to help you learn. »» Experienced lecturers: your lecturers are highly qualified and experienced in teaching English language students. »» Part-time study options available. »» Study grants: If you’re a refugee or Pacific student, you may be eligible for a full or partial study grant to help with your finances.

Courses include

»» EAPL5311 Academic Writing »» EAPL5312 Spoken English in Practice »» EAPL5315 Focus on Accuracy »» EAPL5316 Focus on Pronunciation For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz.

Career opportunities

You may want to consider further study at Unitec.

For admission requirements see page 22.


12 Study options English Language Diploma in English (Advanced)

Courses include Level 5, 180 credits Duration Full-time for one-and-a-half years (three 16-week semesters) or part-time options available Starts February or July Number of places 300 places Preferential applications By two weeks prior to programme commencement Indicative fee $2434 per semester Campus Mt Albert, Waitakere or Northern www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

If English is an additional language for you, but you already speak it quite well, this is a good programme to choose. The Diploma in English (Advanced) helps you develop your English language skills to an advanced level. Courses will give you the linguistic, learning and cultural skills for employment and/or further study to make the most of community life in New Zealand. In the third semester you can study courses that prepare you for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that require an IELTS score of 6.5.

Highlights

»» Flexibility: if you can’t write English as well as you speak it (or you can write well in English but cannot speak it very well), you can combine courses from the different levels. »» Prepare for further study, employment and participation in social activities. »» Weekly guest lecturers. »» Lecturers who are highly qualified and experienced. »» Full-time and part-time study options available.

»» EAPL5111 Oral Skills 1 »» EAPL5112 Text-Based Skills 1 »» EAPL5131 English for the Workplace »» EAPL5132 English for Social and Community Purposes »» EAPL5234 English for Academic Purposes »» EAPL5311 Academic Writing »» EAPL5312 Spoken English in Practice »» EAPL5315 Focus on Accuracy »» EAPL5316 Focus on Pronunciation »» EAPL6315 Culture and New Zealand Society 1 »» EAPL6319 Business Writing for International Contexts »» LANGNZ469 Academic Skills for Business Studies For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz. The programme covers general English language skills, both oral and text-based, at two levels. This helps you develop listening, speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary skills, as well as the correct use of English grammar. It also includes courses for particular goals: »» English for Social and Community Purposes: language skills and cultural knowledge to take an active part in social and community activities. »» English for the Workplace: English skills to find employment in New Zealand, including a 40-hour work placement. »» English for Academic Purposes: skills for tertiary study in New Zealand. »» Academic Skills for Business Studies: research skills, business reports, oral presentations and note taking in a business studies context.

Exit qualification

If you partially complete the programme you may be eligible for an exit diploma or certificate. These include the Certificate in English (Academic, Employment or Social/ Community) after completion of one semester, and the Diploma in English (Academic, Employment or Social/ Community) after completion of two semesters.

Career opportunities

You may want to consider further study at Unitec.

For admission requirements see page 22.


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Study options English Language

Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language Highlights

Level 7, 60 credits Duration Full-time for 15 weeks or part-time options available Starts February or July Number of places 40 places Preferential applications By two weeks prior to programme commencement Indicative fee $2434 Campus Mt Albert www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

If English is an additional language for you and your English is already highly developed, this is a good programme to choose. In as little as one semester, you can improve your English language skills for a career in your field of expertise and/or to achieve higher qualifications. The Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language helps you to: »» Speak English fluently, accurately and confidently in both formal and informal contexts, and in professional, academic and social environments. »» Develop fluent and accurate written communication skills. »» Interact in culturally appropriate ways. »» Have an awareness of Aotearoa/New Zealand society and culture. »» Acquire the skills required for further study, including at postgraduate level. »» Develop employment skills.

»» A great preparation for postgraduate studies or for pursuing your employment objectives. »» Two pathways: select either an academic (further study) or a professional employment focus. »» Highly experienced, friendly and helpful lecturers. »» Interactive and authentic resources to help you learn. »» Temporary work or community placements are part of some courses. »» Part-time study options available.

Courses include:

»» EAPL7411 Advanced Written English »» EAPL7412 Advanced Spoken English »» EAPL6311 English Language Studies »» EAPL6315 Culture and New Zealand Society 1 »» EAPL6316 Employment Language Studies »» EAPL6319 Business Writing for International Contexts »» EAPL7417 Culture and New Zealand Society 2 »» EAPL7418 Employment in a Globalised World »» LANG7210 Research Project You must gain a total of 60 credits by completing two compulsory and two elective courses, three of which must be at level 7. The compulsory courses develop proficiency in spoken and written English by focusing on language form and function. The elective courses cover areas such as global employment, research, culture and society, language studies and business writing. Some include work or community placement experience. For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz

Career opportunities

Work in your professional field with improved English or continue to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at Unitec.

For admission requirements see page 23.


14 Study options Language Teaching Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Courses include Level 5, 30 credits Duration Full-time for four weeks Starts 12 November Number of places 18 places Preferential applications By 19 October 2012 Indicative fee $3095 Campus Mt Albert www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

Do you want a career teaching English? The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an internationally recognised and sought-after qualification. As a Cambridge qualification offered at Unitec, the programme is approved and supervised by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. CELTA is also available as part of the Certificate in Language Teaching.

Highlights

»» A practical introduction to English language teaching. »» Intensive four-week programme, from 12 November to 7 December 2013, Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm. You also need to make time for class observations, lesson preparation and assignment work. »» Emphasis on teaching skills and a basic understanding of the processes and techniques used in English language teaching. »» Previous teaching experience is not required. »» Practical focus: you’ll practise teaching in a class of adults for a total of six hours and will observe experienced teachers teaching classes for a total of six hours. »» A Cambridge ESOL assessor moderates all assessment processes.

»» EAPL S128 Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz. There are no exams. You’re assessed on your practical teaching skills, your responses to written assignments and your teaching portfolio. You must pass all assessment components. 100 percent attendance is required, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Once you’ve successfully completed this programme, you receive a certificate from Cambridge ESOL and a progress report.

Career opportunities

English language teacher in New Zealand or overseas

What next?

You could continue your studies by doing one more 15-credit course, Teaching and Learning Contexts, to gain the Certificate in Language Teaching. Please note that the CELTA course does not qualify for a student loan or a student allowance.

For admission requirements see page 24.


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Study options Language Teaching

Certificate in Language Teaching

Level 5, 45 credits Duration Full-time for one semester All classes run on Tuesday and Thursday evening and on Saturdays Starts February or July Number of places 24 places Preferential applications By 1 February or 1 July Indicative fee $1826 (plus CELTA exam fee of $600) Campus Mt Albert www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

»» CELTA: you can complete the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) as part of this programme. CELTA candidates will need to meet all CELTA entry and assessment criteria, and pay an additional administration fee. »» A chance to observe experienced language teachers “in action” in the classroom for a total of six hours.

Courses include

»» EAPL5501 Language Teaching Practice »» EAPL5502 Language Teaching and Learning »» EAPL5503 Teaching and Learning Contexts For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz.

Career opportunities

Language teacher in New Zealand or overseas Do you want a career in language teaching? Learning to teach English could open up exciting career opportunities for you, in New Zealand or around the world. The Certificate in Language Teaching gives you the skills to become an effective language teacher. This programme is ideal for those who are new to teaching languages, as well as those who have some teaching experience. You’ll improve your understanding of language and how to teach a language, and learn more about various teaching contexts.

Highlights

»» Applicable to any language: while the focus of the programme is on teaching English, the skills you’ll learn can be transferred to the teaching of any language. »» Emphasis on teaching practice: take part in team teaching sessions with adult language students for a total of six hours, with feedback from lecturers. You’ll also need to make time for class observations, lesson preparation and assignment work.

What next?

If you want to progress your studies, you can apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Higher Education or the Master of Education. Please note that this programme qualifies for a student loan but not for a student allowance.

For admission requirements see page 24.


16 Study options Liaison Interpreting Certificate in Liaison Interpreting

Highlights Level 6, 60 credits Duration Full-time for 16 weeks (including holidays) Starts February or July Number of places 20 places Preferential applications By 1 February or 1 July Indicative fee $1957 Campus Mt Albert www.languages.unitec.ac.nz email study@unitec.ac.nz freephone 0800 10 95 10

»» Emphasis on practical experience: practise what you’ve learnt in our well-equipped language and computer labs and during group exercises with your fellow students. »» Access to the latest resources to support your learning. »» Friendly and highly skilled lecturers. »» Guest speakers who will inform you about the different situations where liaison interpreters are needed, such as in legal and medical contexts. »» This is a full-time course with an extensive on-line component. Classes are held two evenings per week (Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-9pm) and on Saturday mornings (9am-12pm).

Courses include Want a career as an interpreter? Are you fluent in two languages? Perhaps you’re already working or volunteering as an interpreter and want a formal qualification. The Certificate in Liaison Interpreting is a four-month intensive programme that provides you with professional skills in interpretation (the task of converting spoken statements from one language to another, and from one culture to another). With this certificate, community and government agencies can be sure you have the skills to work effectively and professionally as a liaison interpreter in a range of community settings.

To gain the Certificate in Liaison Interpreting, you must complete the course LANG6200 Liaison Interpreting, which gives you an understanding of the nature and practice of liaison interpreting. You learn to perform interpreting tasks using accurate language and register, and develop your vocabulary for various interpreting situations. You also find out how to manage the ethical dilemmas interpreters may face, and how to employ effective and appropriate crosscultural skills for your work as a liaison interpreter in New Zealand. For detailed course information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz.

Career opportunities

Liaison interpreter in medical, legal and community settings This qualification is more likely to open up part-time or freelance job opportunities.

For admission requirements see page 25.


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Study options Short courses

English Language

International languages

Whether you need to improve your reading, writing or your spoken English skills, our English language short courses can help you get there faster.

If you’re planning to travel overseas, want to speak the language of your partner, family or friends, or want to improve your career options – short courses are a great way to learn a language. For more information about our short courses visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz or call us on 0800 10 95 10.

Short courses

For more information about these short courses visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz or call us on 0800 10 95 10.

English Plus

These eight to 16-week short courses help you improve your English for a particular purpose or interest. The courses are 64 hours in total and can be studied in the evening, or intensively during holidays as part of the Summer School programme (Summer School courses are 60-64 hours). English Plus courses include Elementary, Intermediate, Workplace Communication and Pronunciation in the Workplace.

IELTS Preparation*

The IELTS Preparation course helps you prepare for the IELTS test. The course includes an overview of IELTS (the International English Language Testing System), test-taking strategies, types of test items, test practice, and a review of reading, writing, listening and interviewing skills. The course is 40 hours in total and is offered as a series of evening classes or as an intense two-week block course during semester breaks. *Note: The Department of Language Studies operates an award-winning IELTS Test Centre where you can book your IELTS test at a time that suits you. To find out more visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz or contact the IELTS Test Centre on +64 9 815 3011 or email ielts@unitec.ac.nz.

Short courses

International languages short courses

We currently offer short courses in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Samoan and Spanish at the Mt Albert campus. From the very first lesson you’ll interact with others in the target language. We constantly receive positive feedback about our lecturers who are usually native speakers of the language they’re teaching. They encourage you to continue language learning beyond the classroom, and give you insight in the culture(s) where the language is spoken. You also have access to excellent facilities such as the library and the Language Learning Centre. Courses start the week commencing 5 March and 30 July 2012, and 4 March and 29 July 2013. Beginners should enrol in Level 1A. Each subsequent semester you may then select the next level.

International language electives

We also offer intensive, part-time, credit-bearing courses in Japanese and Spanish, designed to give you a high level of language fluency. Courses are run twice a week in the evenings.

Customised language training

Do you (or your company) often deal with overseas clients and want to learn more about your business partners’ language and culture? Unitec offers customised language and culture training, tailored to your needs in terms of content, duration, time and place of delivery. Customised professional development for second language teachers is also available. We currently offer customised language training in Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.


18 Study options Short courses Language Teaching Short courses

These nine-hour professional development courses are for prospective or current language teachers in New Zealand, and overseas schools or tertiary institutions. The courses help you upgrade your knowledge for teaching a language. Some are suitable for new or experienced teachers, and others are great preparation for a training course in teaching English as an additional language. Admission to these courses is open, but classes are limited to 20 students. Participants with English as an additional language should have at least upper intermediate proficiency in English. For more information visit www.languages.unitec.ac.nz or call us on 0800 10 95 10.

Grammar Awareness for Language Teachers

This course sharpens your knowledge of basic grammar, and how to use grammar references in areas of difficulty. If you’re an in-service teacher, or planning to teach English, it’s a great refresher course. You learn about parts of speech, verb phrase grammar, modal verbs, conditionals, prepositions of time and place, other discrete grammar items, the basic vocabulary of grammar, and how to use grammar references.

Advanced Grammar Awareness

This course builds on the topics covered in the basic Grammar Awareness course. If you’re an in-service teacher with some prior experience in teaching grammar, or want to further your knowledge of English grammar, this course is for you. It covers perfect and progressive aspects, stative versus dynamic verbs, conditionals (mixed), phrasal verbs, gerunds and infinitives, clause types and other assorted discrete grammatical items.

Grammar Teaching Techniques for Language Teachers

This course provides English teachers with a range of techniques for teaching grammar, and includes oral and written practice. It’s suitable as a refresher course, or for those with little or no teaching experience.

Exploring Hidden Resources in the Language Classroom

This course increases your awareness of how to use teaching materials that are not dependent on technology and shows you readily usable activities and techniques for creating such materials.

Materials Writing for Language Teachers

This courses provides both newly qualified and experienced English teachers with the basic principles of materials writing. It includes practice in creating classroom materials, writing criteria for assessing and editing materials. Suitable if you have a keen interest in writing your own material.

Group Dynamics

This course develops your understanding of the effects of healthy group dynamics, as well as providing a range of practical interactive classroom activities. Suitable as a refresher course for teachers of any language.

Phonology Awareness for Language Teachers

This course focuses on the essential aspects of English pronunciation. You learn about sounds and syllables, stress (word and sentence), intonation, and how to identify aspects of pronunciation. You also explore practical ways to teach these aspects in the classroom.

Literacy Awareness

This course for ESOL teachers focuses on the preliterate learner. It equips you with the knowledge to meet the needs of these learners. For English language teachers in the secondary or tertiary sectors, and those who are training to become an English language teachers, this is excellent professional development.

Awareness for Language Teachers

This course looks at ways in which computers can be used as a tool for language learning, presenting examples of technology both in and out of the classroom. Suitable for those with no previous teaching experience using computers, the course provides a range of software titles and activities for classroom use, integrating it into the language curriculum. It also explains ways to exploit internet material.


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Study options Te Reo Māori

Short Courses in Te Reo Māori

If you want to improve your understanding of Māori Language and Culture, Unitec offers free short courses in Te Reo Māori, which range from beginners to advanced levels. Your study begins with a powhiri or whakatau in our marae, Te Noho Kotahitanga. The marae is located at the heart of Unitec’s Mt Albert Campus. This beautiful marae is inclusive: a place of physical and spiritual comfort; a place for sharing of all cultures. Our Te Reo short courses are also offered at the Waitakere Campus.

Māori Language and Culture Tahi

This course offers an introduction to the basic language structures and vocabulary at a communicative level. It focuses on vowels, consonants, diphthongs, blends and the correct pronunciation of Māori

Māori Language and Culture Rua

This course offers an extension of language acquisitions and the cultural understanding to enable you to feel comfortable in a Māori environment

Māori Language and Culture Toru

This course offers an extension of language acquisitions and the cultural understanding to enable you to stand comfortably and korero in a Māori environment

Māori Language and Culture Wha

This is the most advanced Māori Language and Culture course we offer for total immersion. At this level, you will participate in an informal conversation, contribute to classroom discussions, sing appropriate moteatea and recite karakia for different settings.

Highlights

»» Flexible study options – each stage can be completed at your own pace. »» Practical focus: you will learn and practise speaking in class with other students at the same level as you. »» No assignments or assessments to focus on. »» Tutors who are native speakers, helpful and friendly.


20 Study options Matauranga Māori Electives Matauranga Māori Electives

Te Ao Māori is an exciting and enduring culture that has shaped Aotearoa society, and is an integral part of our contemporary lifestyle.

Mātauranga Māori

Choose one of these inspiring Mātauranga Māori electives and you will be taught by some of the best lecturers in an authentic tikanga Māori environment (a learning atmosphere guided by Māori protocols). This suite of electives explores the many layers of Māori culture; te reo Māori (the Māori language), the protocols of marae, Māori philosophy and cosmology, and arts such as tā moko (tattooing) and raranga (weaving). On some of the courses, you’ll enjoy the unique opportunity of learning in our very own marae, Te Noho Kotahitanga. Ahakoa ko wai, no hea koe, ko tēnei te wā! No matter who you are or where you are from, this is the time to immerse yourself in the richness of te ao Māori – the Māori world.

Te Reo me ona Tikanga Tahi

Learn the basics of te reo Māori, the Māori language. The style of learning on this course is based on traditional Māori protocols, which emphasise oral skills. This elective is for those with little or no prior knowledge of te reo.

Te Reo me ona Tikanga Rua

Further develop and strengthen your reo Māori me ona tikanga. You will learn how to speak, write and understand the language in a variety of settings. This elective is for those with some basic understanding of te reo.

Tikanga Marae Tahi

Explore the cultural significance and purpose of the marae, the powhiri (welcoming ceremony), the wharenui (the main house) and the traditional protocols still utilised on contemporary marae. Participate in tikanga marae with confidence. No prior knowledge necessary.

Toi Māori Tahi

This elective is great for those who are interested in design and visual arts. It will broaden your knowledge of toi Māori (Māori art) through the mediums of whakairo (carving), raranga (weaving), ta moko (tattooing) taonga puoro (musical instruments), as well as contemporary Māori artists.

Mana Motuhake

Gain the knowledge and skills in Mātauranga Māori to develop your cultural identity and engage with confidence in Māori settings.

Understanding Te Ao Māori

Get insight into Māori history and the world of Māori, and look at the impact of change on Māori culture and society.

Highlights

»» Highly experienced, friendly and helpful tutors. »» Small classes. »» A preview to understanding the Indigenous people of New Zealand and their beliefs. »» A chance to experience a stayover in a traditional setting (Toi Māori Tahi/ Understanding Te Ao Māori).

Credits

15 credit papers at Level 5. Can be added as part of a degree, diploma or certificate level programme.

For more information, please contact: Maia Māori Development Centre Puukenga, Building 171, Gate 3, Carrington Road, Mt Albert phone + 64 9 815 4321 ext 7093, email thindle@unitec.ac.nz fax +64 9 815 4328 web www.unitec.ac.nz


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22 General Info Admission requirements Admission requirements Certificate in English

To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general admission requirements and the English language requirements. General admission Applicants must: Have English as an additional language; and Be at least 16 years of age when the programme begins and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; or Be at least 16 years of age, hold a Certificate of Refugee Status and provide evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; or Hold a student visa. English language To be eligible for admission into Beginners 1 and Beginners 2, and Elementary 1 and Elementary 2, applicants must undertake a written placement test, to have their basic literacy skills in English assessed. To be eligible for admission into Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate, applicants must: Have a Unitec Certificate in English (Elementary 2), or equivalent; or Demonstrate proficiency at post-elementary level on the placement test; or Have an IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 4.0, or equivalent.

Certificate in Intensive English

To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general admission requirements. General admission Applicants must: Be at least 16 years of age when the programme begins; and Be speakers of a first language other than English; and Hold a current international permit that is appropriate for study in New Zealand (basic literacy is advised), or have New Zealand permanent residency, citizenship or refugee status.

All international students must have full medical and travel insurance cover for the period of study, as per the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students Studying in New Zealand.

Certificate in English as an Additional Language To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general, discretionary or special admission requirements. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements and may be interviewed.

General admission Applicants must: Be at least 16 years of age when the programme begins (or provide a completed Early Release Exemption form, which you can obtain from your local Ministry of Education office); and Have English as an additional language; and Hold a current international study permit or current resident's permit. Discretionary admission (For applicants aged under 20) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are less than 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for discretionary admission if they can demonstrate aptitude for study at the required level. Special admission (For applicants aged 20 and over) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are at least 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for special admission if they can provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience. English language Applicants must have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 6.0, or equivalent.

Diploma in English (Advanced)

To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general, discretionary or special admission requirements. Applicants not meeting the general admission requirements must meet the English language requirements. Applicants may be interviewed.


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Note: Most applicants enter this programme under the discretionary/special admission requirements. General admission Applicants must: Be at least 16 years of age when the programme begins (or provide a completed Early Release Exemption form, which you can obtain from your local Ministry of Education office); and Have a minimum of 48 NCEA credits in their best four subjects at level 2, or equivalent; or Have a maximum total of 20 in their best four New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate subjects, or equivalent; or Have successfully completed an appropriate certificate at level 3 or above. Discretionary admission (For applicants aged under 20) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are less than 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for discretionary admission if they can demonstrate aptitude for study at the required level. Special admission (For applicants aged 20 and over) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are at least 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for special admission if they can provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience.

Applicants not meeting the general admission requirements may be admitted to Text-based Skills 2, Oral Skills 2, English for Academic Purposes and English for Business Studies if they: Have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 5.5 (with a minimum Writing score of 5.0), or a TOEFL score of no less than 525, or equivalent; or Have a Certificate in English (Upper Intermediate); or Have an appropriate grade in the Department of Language Studies Placement Test. Applicants wishing to enrol in English for the Workplace must: Be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents; or Hold a current work permit.

Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language

To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general admission requirements and the English language requirements. All applicants will be interviewed. General admission Applicants must: Have a recognised degree; or Hold a professional qualification in a relevant discipline; or Be able to demonstrate competencies equivalent to the above.

English language Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements may be admitted to Text-based Skills 1, Oral Skills 1, English for the Workplace and English for Social and Community Purposes if they:

English language Applicants must: Have a minimum of eight NCEA credits in English at level 2, of which four must be in Reading and four in Writing, or equivalent; or

Have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of 5.0, or a TOEFL score of no less than 500, or equivalent; or

Have a minimum of seven NCEA credits in an Englishrich subject at level 3, or equivalent; or

Have a Certificate in English (Intermediate); or

Have successfully completed studies at level 5 or higher in an English medium; or

Have an appropriate grade in the Department of Language Studies Placement Test.

Have a grade of 5 or better in New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate English, or equivalent; or


24 General Info Admission requirements

Have gained New Zealand University Bursaries in an English-rich subject, with a minimum mark of 40 percent, or equivalent; or Have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 6.5 (with no band score lower than 6.0), or a TOEFL score of no less than 575, or equivalent; or Have an appropriate Unitec English language qualification, such as the Diploma in English (Advanced), or equivalent.

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

To be eligible for admission, Applicants must: Be at least 18 years of age when the programme begins (it is generally recommended that applicants should be aged 20 or over, but applicants aged between 18 and 20 can be accepted at Unitec’s discretion); and Have a standard of education that would allow entry into tertiary education, with higher qualifications preferred; and Be able to demonstrate suitability for teaching with a high degree of competence in the use of the English language and the ability to follow the programme. Selection is based on the application form, completion of a pre-interview language awareness task and an interview.

CertiďŹ cate in Language Teaching

To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general, discretionary or special admission requirements. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements. All applicants are required to attend an interview and complete a pre-interview language awareness task. Note: many of our students enter the programme through the discretionary or special admission requirements.

General admission Applicants must: Be at least 16 years of age when the programme begins (or provide a completed Early Release Exemption form, which you can obtain from your local Ministry of Education office); and Have a minimum of 60 NCEA credits at level 2 in their best four subjects, or equivalent; or Have a maximum total of 16 in their best four New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate subjects, or equivalent; or Have an appropriate qualification at level 3 or above; and Have knowledge or experience of teaching and a second language; and Demonstrate an understanding of language through a language awareness task and an interview. Discretionary admission (For applicants aged under 20) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are less than 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for discretionary admission if they can demonstrate aptitude for study at the required level. Special admission (For applicants aged 20 and over) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are at least 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for special admission if they can provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience. English language Applicants must: Have a minimum of eight NCEA credits in English at level 2, of which four credits must be in Reading and four in Writing, or equivalent; or Have a minimum of seven NCEA credits at level 3 in an English-rich subject, or equivalent; or


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Have a grade of 5 or better in New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate English, or equivalent; or Have gained New Zealand University Bursaries in an English-rich subject with a minimum mark of 40 percent, or equivalent; or Have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 6.5 (with no band score lower than 6.0), or a TOEFL score of no less than 575 (230 in computerbased test and 6 in TWE), or equivalent; or Have the Unitec Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language, or equivalent.

Certificate in Liaison Interpreting

To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the general, discretionary or special admission requirements. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements and may be interviewed. General admission Applicants must: Be at least 18 years of age when the programme begins; and Have a minimum of four years' secondary school education; and Have at least 12 credits at NCEA level 1 in each of two subjects, or equivalent; or Have a grade of C or better in New Zealand School Certificate in at least two subjects, or equivalent; and Provide evidence of an excellent/native proficiency in a language other than English; and Be a good listener, be able to concentrate well and be competent in using a computer. Discretionary admission (For applicants aged under 20) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are less than 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for discretionary admission if they can demonstrate aptitude for study at the required level.

Special admission (For applicants aged 20 and over) Applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements and who are at least 20 years of age when the programme begins may be considered for special admission if they can provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience. English language Applicants must: Have a minimum of eight NCEA credits in English at level 2, of which four must be in Reading and four in Writing, or equivalent; or Have at least seven NCEA credits at level 3 in an English-rich subject, or equivalent; or Have successfully completed studies at level 5 or higher in an English medium; or Have a grade of 5 or better in New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate English, or equivalent; or Have gained New Zealand University Bursaries in an English-rich subject with a minimum mark of 40 percent, or equivalent; or Have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 6.5 (with no band score lower than 6.0), or a TOEFL score of no less than 575, or equivalent; or Have the Unitec Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language, or equivalent

Mother tongue or LOTE (language other than English)

You need to demonstrate your language competence in another language other than English in order to study this course. Applicants must: Have completed your high school study with your mother tongue or LOTE as the language of instruction and/or Have a degree with your mother tongue or LOTE as your major and/or Be able to offer evidence or proof of language proficiency and competence in your mother tongue or LOTE.


26 General Info Fees and loans Fees and loans The indicative fee listed on the page for each programme in this brochure was the approximate 2012 annual programme fee (including GST). Programme fees for 2013 have not yet been set and Unitec is currently reviewing them in the context of the Ministry of Education’s fees maxima policy. As soon as they are approved, 2013 programme fees for these programmes will be available on www.unitec.ac.nz. The indicative fee acts as a guide only. You will be notified of your exact fee when you have enrolled. Please do not send any payment until you receive your fee invoice. The programme fee you pay at enrolment covers tuition and class materials. You will also have to pay a Student Services fee, and any applicable NZQA charges. Textbooks for your programme are an additional cost. The deadline for payment of student tuition fees is seven days before your programme starts. You can pay by cheque, EFTPOS, credit card, or in the form of an approved application for a student loan. (You should apply for your student loan as early as possible to avoid processing delays.) Once you have your student login, you can also pay online, using myRecords. For information about individual course fees visit www.unitec.ac.nz. This fee information applies to domestic students only. For details about international student fees, please contact the International Office on +64 9 815 4302 or refer to the International Prospectus.

Administration fees (including GST)

In 2012, the administration fees were as shown below. Fees for 2013 have not yet been set and the fees listed here are indicative only. Academic record (transcript) (for two copies) $20.00 Appeal against grade, per course (refunded if grade changed) $99.00 Change of course, per change (after 10% of course) $10.00 Copy of course descriptors $50.00-$100.00 Credit recognition for non-Unitec courses $100.00 Recount (refunded if error found) $24.75 Resit, per course (where applicable) $35.00 Replacement certificates $20.00 Student Services fee $280.80

Our withdrawal policy

You may withdraw from a course by giving written notice to Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero). If you withdraw from a course before 10 percent of the course has been completed you are generally entitled to a refund of 90 percent of fees. There is no refund of fees if you withdraw after this time, except in exceptional circumstances. For full details, read the Admission, Enrolment and Fees Policy available on our website at www.enrolmentinfo.unitec.ac.nz. No record of the enrolment will be entered on your academic record if you withdraw before 10 percent of the course is completed. If you withdraw after 10 percent of the course is completed but before submission or sitting of the final assessment, a grade of W (representing withdrawal from the course) will appear on your academic record. An application for a refund must be made in writing and on the prescribed form available from Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero).


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Find out about student loans and allowances

We want to make sure that you enjoy student life without too many financial worries. Visit www.unitec.ac.nz for financial tips or to draw up a budget, or contact the Manager Student Funding and Engagement on +64 9 815 4321 ext 7625. Student loans and allowances support is available to eligible students. For information about student loans and allowances contact StudyLink on freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit their website www.studylink.govt.nz. Programme codes are listed at the top of the relevant programme page. You may need these codes if applying for a loan and/or allowance.

Get a scholarship to help with your finances

Unitec offers a range of scholarships and awards for students on campus, including Unitec Study Awards, Postgraduate Awards and financial assistance for MÄ ori and Pacific students. To find out more about these, contact the Manager Student Funding and Engagement on +64 9 815 4321 ext 7625.


29 Everything you need on campus » Alumni programme

» Muslim prayer room

» Banking facilities

»O  n-campus accommodation

» Bookshop

»R  esearch Office and Postgraduate

» Cafés (including a licensed café) » Career Centre

Centre »S  huttle bus service (across the

» Chapel

Mt Albert campus, and between

» Chaplains

Mt Albert and Waitakere)

» Childcare facilities

» Squash Centre

» Computer labs

»S  tudent Exchange Programme

» Copy Centre

(an opportunity to study at Unitec

» Counselling

partner institutions in 26 countries

» Gym » Healthcare facilities including

around the world) » Student galleries

the Student Health Centre,

»S  tudent learning centre

Osteopathic Clinic and a pharmacy

»S  upport centres for Māori and Pacific

» IELTS Test Centre » International Office » Libraries (two at Mt Albert, one

students »S  upport services for students with learning or physical disabilities

at Waitakere and one at the

» Unitec Theatre

Northern campus)

»U  SU Students’ Association

» Learning commons

» Veterinary Clinic


30 Experience it for yourself On campus events

Take a campus tour

We hold special events throughout the year where

See for yourself what our campuses are like!

you can meet Unitec staff, graduates and industry

Campus tours run each Friday afternoon from March

representatives and ask all your burning questions.

until the end of November. Bookings are essential.

For the latest updates keep checking

To find out more call 0800 10 95 10

www.unitec.ac.nz.

or email study@unitec.ac.nz.

Be a Student for a Day

Get some career guidance

Not sure what to expect from tertiary study? Spend

Not sure what to study? Visit the Career Centre

a day alongside Unitec students and take part in

for free career counselling and advice on course

actual classes in the programme of your choice.

planning. Once you're a student, we can also help

To find out more call +64 9 815 4321 ext 7879 or email studentforaday@unitec.ac.nz.

you with CVs, cover letters, finding work and interview skills. To find out more call +64 9 815 2948,

Join a Try it for a Day workshop

email career@unitec.ac.nz

Sometimes it’s difficult to get the flavour of a

or visit www.career.unitec.ac.nz.

programme from reading the brochure or website. Try it for a Day is a series of activity-based workshops for senior secondary students. To find out more call +64 9 815 4321 ext 7879 or email tryitforaday@unitec.ac.nz.

DISCLAIMER: Unitec Institute of Technology has used reasonable care to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate at the time of publication. However, to the extent permitted by law, Unitec is not liable for, and makes no warranties or representations as to such accuracy and may change or correct any such information without prior notice. Changes will be available on www.unitec.ac.nz and from Student Central (Te Pae KĹ?rero).


32 How to apply 1

Choose the programme you want to study

If your application is successful you will receive

Central (Te Pae Kōrero) for advice on

an offer of place. This might be conditional on

programmes, courses and study paths.

you meeting specific requirements

Email study@unitec.ac.nz.

and we recommend doing it early! You can log in to myUnitec anytime to check your application.

www.apply.unitec.ac.nz No computer access? Phone Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero) on 0800 10 95 10 to order an application pack.

Acknowledgement We will contact you by post or email to acknowledge that we have received your application form. Check your email spam folder if you haven’t heard from us. If you need to supply more details we will let you know.

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Acceptance If you are offered a place you normally have

Apply for a place The fastest and easiest way to apply is online,

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Offer of place

Need some help deciding? Contact Student

Phone 0800 10 95 10

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14 days to accept or decline.

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Payment Once you have accepted your place, your fees are payable. For short courses, fees are payable at the time of applying. For all other programmes, fees need to be paid seven days before you start. You will either be sent an invoice in the post or you can access your invoice online by logging into myUnitec. Student loans are available to eligible students. Find out more from StudyLink on freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Additional admission requirements Some programmes have additional admission requirements. For example, you may need to complete additional forms, be interviewed, have an audition, or present a portfolio of work. You will be notified of the details if this is applicable.

Need some help applying? We’ve put together answers to the most frequently asked questions about the application process. Check whether we’ve answered your question online at www.faqs.unitec.ac.nz.

Still not sure? Contact Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero): phone 0800 10 95 10, email study@unitec.ac.nz, or come in and visit us.


2013 calendar Summer Semester resumes

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