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International

Prospectus

2013

Established in 1905


Welcome to Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Haere Mai Te Whare Wa-naga o Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui The Nelson Bays and Marlborough region is one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in New Zealand to live, work and study. Every year about 5,000 students from New Zealand and around the world come to NMIT and enjoy the varied education opportunities on offer, plus the scenery, beaches, sunny warm climate and relaxed lifestyle of Nelson Marlborough.

Tony Gray, Chief Executive, NMIT

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At Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as NMIT, we offer personal attention from staff, a wide range of courses and programmes to choose from and high standards of achievement. There are many qualifications from certificate to degree level. All of our programmes have been developed

in consultation with industry, the community and other education providers to ensure that they will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience for your chosen career or further education and a qualification that will serve you well wherever you are in the world. As Chief Executive of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology my job is to ensure that each and every student is encouraged, respected and supported on their educational journey with us. On behalf of NMIT I wish you a warm welcome. We look forward to providing you with an outstanding education experience on your way to a successful career.

Nelson City

NMIT NELSON CAMPUS

Blenheim City

NMIT marlborough CAMPUS

TRAVEL TIMES By air (direct flights): > Auckland-Nelson > Wellington-Nelson > Auckland-Blenheim > Wellington-Blenheim By car: > Nelson-Blenheim > Woodbourne-Blenheim > Nelson-Christchurch

Nelson/Tasman Region

1 hour 15 minutes 35 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes 25 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 10 minutes 5 hours 30 minutes*

* You may be aware that there has been earthquake activity in Christchurch. Christchurch is more than 300 kilometres from Blenheim, and more than 420 kilometres from Nelson. Neither city has been affected by the earthquakes.

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NMIT WOODBOURNE CAMPUS

Marlborough Region


Contents Nelson-Tasman Region 4 Marlborough Region 5 Top 10 Reasons to Study at NMIT 6 Campus Life 7 Student Support Services 8 Recreation 10 Accommodation 11

International Programmes > Aircraft Maintenance > Aquaculture > Business Management / Accounting > Conservation > Cookery and Hospitality > Counselling / Social Work > Creative Industries > Fitness > Information Technology > Maritime Studies > Nursing > Tourism and Travel > Viticulture / Wine > English Language

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NMIT offers you: Quality Education in New Zealand > High-quality graduate diploma, bachelor degree, diploma and certificate qualifications > Excellent study support and pastoral care > A safe and friendly learning environment

Quality Lifestyle in Nelson-Marlborough > New Zealand’s best climate with high sunshine hours > A recreational paradise ideal for swimming, kite-surfing, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, hiking and much more > Small but vibrant cities of Nelson and Blenheim which offer great entertainment and shopping

Other Information > English Language Level Guide > Entry Requirements Guide > Study Abroad, Exchange and Internships > Semester Dates and Holidays 2013 > Helpful Advice > Fees Charges and Refunds > How to Apply

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3 Nelson City waterfront walkway in front of Haulashore Island


Nelson Campus Nelson-Tasman Region Discover the sunny paradise that is Nelson-Tasman – a perfect blend of vibrant city-life and beautiful landscapes at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The Nelson-Tasman region receives New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours and covers five distinct areas – the vibrant urban centres of Richmond and historic Nelson; the idyllic coastline of Abel Tasman National Park to explore by foot, boat or kayak; the rugged wilderness of Kahurangi National Park – a perfect playground for hiking, fishing and caving; Nelson Lakes National Park at the tip of the Southern Alps with its forests, craggy mountains and clear streams; and the charming rural areas of Mapua, Ruby Bay, Moutere and Mahana, dotted with country pubs, picnic spots and world-class wineries.

Nelson/Tasman Region

Nelson Nelson is home to over 320 shops, as well as award-winning cafés and restaurants. Visitors enjoy a mix of international chain stores, designer boutiques, jewellery stores, souvenir outlets and galleries. Our sunny city is also known for its colourful markets where you can find an inspiring array of arts, crafts, designer garments, artisan foods and more. Nelson is also the official geographical centre of New Zealand. For a taste of Nelson’s nightlife, head down to Bridge Street for a variety of different venues from cocktail bars and pool halls to jumping, pumping clubs to suit everyone’s idea of a great night out. Nelson has something for everyone with its many other attractions ` including theatres, cinemas, art galleries, museums, swimming pools, fitness centres and sports clubs. Nelson-Tasman has a combined population of 93,000.

Nelson Campus NMIT’s Nelson Campus is situated just minutes walk from Nelson’s vibrant city centre. It is the larger of two main campuses, with around 3,000 students on campus at any one time. The Nelson Campus features new apartment-style student accommodation, a library learning centre, hair and beauty salons and a student café offering great coffee.

Nelson Campus - A block facility

Search NMITNZ on youtube.com for the NMIT Nelson Campus tour. Nelson Campus - 322 Hardy Street, Nelson

Nelson Campus basketball court

Students enjoying coffee at Colombus Coffee in Nelson city

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Abel Tasman National Park


Marlborough CAMPUS Marlborough Region The Marlborough region is located close to the heart of New Zealand, on the north east corner of the South Island.

Nelson City

NMIT NELSON CAMPUS

Blenheim City

Marlborough is famous worldwide for its zesty Sauvignon Blanc wine and is New Zealand’s largest winemaking region. The region is also known for its idyllic Sounds – sunken valleys where native forests meet the ocean, forming one-fifth of New Zealand’s coastline. Visitors to the Sounds can explore the area by boat or ‘tramp’ along the Queen Charlotte Track - 71 kilometres of spectacular walking tracks that pass by historic sites, coastal bush and secluded bays. Other activities on offer include scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing, kayaking and swimming with dolphins.

NMIT marlborough CAMPUS

Blenheim

NMIT WOODBOURNE CAMPUS

The commercial hub of Marlborough is Blenheim (population 43,000) which is home to two art galleries; a three-theatre cinema complex; live theatre venues; an undercover sporting complex with a heated swimming pool; as well as many shops, cafés and restaurants.

Marlborough Region

Marlborough Campus Specialising in viticulture and primary industries, NMIT’s Marlborough Campus is the smaller of the Institute’s two main campuses. Situated about 20 minutes’ walk from Blenheim city centre, the attractive campus boasts an on-site vineyard, hair salon, beauty salon, library and student café. Also on-site is the Marlborough Wine Research Centre which features a state of the art winery, laboratories and sensory wine tasting room. Search NMITNZ on youtube.com for the NMIT Marlborough Campus tour. Marlborough Campus - 85 Budge Street, Blenheim Marlborough Campus student area

Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Woodbourne NMIT’s aircraft maintenance engineering students train at RNZAF Base Woodbourne where NMIT’s Aviation programme is based. Here, they receive hands-on training with real aircraft and can take advantage of the excellent facilities on base. The base is situated about ten minutes’ drive from Blenheim. Search NMITNZ on youtube.com for the NMIT RNZAF Woodbourne Base Campus tour.

Marlborough Campus, Blenheim aerial view

Aviation Engineering students at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, Marlborough region

Marlborough vineyards looking towards Wither Hills

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WHY CHOOSE Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology?

Top 10 Reasons to Study at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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Excellence in Education

High-quality graduate diploma, bachelor degree, diploma and certificate programmes. NMIT’s courses are taught by industryexperienced staff and specialists in their fields. Classes have a high level of student-tutor interaction and there are many support services available to students.

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Government guaranteed institute

NMIT is a Government guaranteed institute established over 100 years ago, with campuses in Nelson and Marlborough. NMIT offers a wide range of vocational and academic programmes approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, which reflect the region’s economic strengths plus national and international employment needs.

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Safe, sunny environment

The cities of Nelson and Blenheim are small, friendly and safe. The region has a population of about 140,000 and is renowned for its sunshine and stunning natural landscapes. Tourists and students come from around the world to enjoy the scenery, wines, beaches, sunny weather, art, culture, lifestyle and education opportunities that this region has to offer.

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Creative Industries

NMIT’s brand new Arts and Media complex opened its doors in 2011 and has been purpose built to enhance students’ creativity. Students studying ARTS AND MEDIA in Nelson can select certificate, diploma or degree level options, specialising in visual arts & design, contemporary music, writing for creative industries or graphics and multimedia.

Aircraft Engineering

NMIT’s AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE engineering students study at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base in Woodbourne, about 10 minutes’ drive from Blenheim in the Marlborough region. During this challenging twoyear certificate, students receive practical training on real aircraft.

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Vibrant campus life

With around 5,000 students including 500 international students on campus each year, NMIT is a fun place to be. Both Nelson and Marlborough campuses feature student cafes, on-site hair and beauty salons, games rooms and library learning centres.

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Quality education for less

Many international students choose NMIT because they get a world-class education at a cost that is very affordable by international standards. The New Zealand education system is modelled on the British system so NMIT’s qualifications are recognised all over the world.

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Viticulture and Winemaking

The Marlborough region is New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing wine region, producing over 50 per cent of the country’s total wine production. Students may study VITICULTURE and WINE PRODUCTION to diploma or degree level at NMIT’s Marlborough Campus. The campus boasts top quality wine facilities including an on-site vineyard, winery and modern well equipped teaching laboratory.

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Business and Information Technology

NMIT offers BUSINESS and IT qualifications at degree and graduate diploma level at both the Nelson and Marlborough campuses. All business and IT programmes are taught by industryexperienced staff who are specialists in their fields.

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Adventure Tourism

Studying ADVENTURE TOURISM is a great way for international students to experience New Zealand’s beautiful wilderness while gaining qualifications. There are three diverse national parks – Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi are close by. Students may select certificate or diploma options and specialise in hiking, rafting, river kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, sea kayaking or snowboarding.


Campus Life With around 5,000 students studying at NMIT each year, the Nelson and Marlborough Campuses are fun and vibrant places to be.

Student Centre The Student Centre at the Nelson Campus contains a large lounge and recreation centre with pool table, table tennis and music television. There is also a café offering a great range of food at reasonable prices. At the Marlborough Campus there is a student lounge with table tennis and café. Free DVDs and sporting equipment are also available to loan from the Student Support team.

Library Learning Centre The Library Learning Centre (LLC) on the Nelson Campus provides library services, computing, photocopying, audio-visual and study facilities to support the learning and research needs of NMIT students and staff. The collection consists of books, journals, electronic databases and audio-visual resources. The LLC has a range of study spaces available including two open access computer suites, a training seminar room, small study rooms and a computer cafe with extended hours access. Students studying at the Marlborough Campus or by distance, can access resources from the LLC. There is a learning hub, with a break out room and computer cafe as well as a small library on the Marlborough Campus.

Students in one of the study areas of the Library Learning Centre (LLC), Nelson Campus

Computers and Internet NMIT has several fully equipped computer centres with more than 300 computers for student use across the Nelson and Marlborough Campuses. All students have free and unlimited access to the Internet and their own email address. In 2011, NMIT launched its own wireless network, ‘nmifi’. With 80 wireless access points across the Nelson and Marlborough Campuses, students can use any laptop, internet-available cellphone, iPod touch or iPad to access the Internet.

Rata Room The Rata Room is NMIT’s training restaurant for cookery and hospitality students where students and members of the public can dine out on delicious and beautifully prepared lunches or dinners at a hugely discounted rate.

Hair and Beauty NMIT’s on-site hair and beauty salon offers student card-holders and members of the public the chance to experience a wide range of treatments at very low cost.

Gemita Valenzuela – Chile DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT “For me it was a very good experience. I had great tutors and a great time in class. My classmates were lovely - I had an opportunity to share my experiences with people from all over the world – it was amazing.” “At NMIT there are lots of different subjects you can study but it’s not just about studying – it’s about everything else you experience here.” “My favourite place at NMIT is the garden in the centre of the campus – it is such a warm, beautiful place. I also really like the library because I can borrow so many interesting books. Nelson is a very cultural city. There are so many different types of people here and lots of festivals and shows. It’s very beautiful, especially in the summer.”

Students playing pool in the Student Centre, Nelson Campus

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STUDENT SERVICES At NMIT we’ve been educating international students for more than 20 years. We know the support services you need and trained staff are on hand to discuss any concerns or queries you may have about studying at NMIT.

Student Support Team NMIT’s Student Support team is on hand to assist you with the following: > Adjustment to student life > Isolation and relocation issues > Connections to people of your culture > Balancing workload and family commitments > Removing barriers for students with disabilities > Maori and Pacific Island support > Relationship issues > Access to FREE counselling > Career guidance > Study/Learning support > Difficulties with other students and/or staff > Referrals to community and government agencies > Health concerns and referrals The Student Support team is located in the Student Centre and they can be contacted emailing studentsupporthelp@nmit.ac.nz

Learning and Study Support The Learning and Study Support team are here to advise and assist you with any aspect of your learning. The team offers one-to-one training as well as a range of seminars or small group training sessions. Their aim is to help students to become independent effective learners. Our tutors can help you with: > Computer skills > Maths > Learning syles > Writing skills > Planning essays or assignments > Time management > Research skills > Assessment for reader/writer for exams > Learning disability assessment You can make a 50-minute appointment with the appropriate tutor (general skills, computing or maths), or download one of our many handouts from the student portal of the NMIT website.

Students enjoying coffee at Columbus Coffee, Nelson city café

Student Support Services Help Desk, Student Centre, Nelson Campus

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Off-Campus Counselling Services NMIT students have access to a free counselling service service provided by OCP, a professional company that offers the services of a team of independent counsellors and psychologists throughout New Zealand. First language support is available for international students. Through this service you will be able to address issues such as: > Personal or study stress > Relationship problems > Conflict situations > Anxiety/depression > Grief/loss > Violence > Harassment > Personal trauma > Addictions > Budget advice Find out more about free counselling sessions at visitocp.co.nz.

Call FREE from your mobile phone, or use one on the on-campus ‘Help Point’ phones. This service extends and is in addition to our ‘in person’ IT Helpdesk service, located on the ground floor of the Library Learning Centre.

Information and Enrolments The Information and Enrolment Centre provides centralised processing in applications, enrolment, re-enrolment, withdrawals, transfers and refunds for all students. The team will also assist you with: > The application and enrolment process > Visa applications > Medical or travel insurance Feel free to contact us at international@nmit.ac.nz

SANITI

IT Support

SANITI is your fun, friendly and independent Student Association; providing events and services to all NMIT students on all campuses. The team are located on the Nelson Campus and visit the Marlborough and Woodbourne Campuses regularly.

NMIT provides an IT help service for all students, provided in conjunction with our TANZ partners at Otago Polytechnic.Students can access advice and assistance regarding all the usual IT suspects such as logins, passwords and printing. The service also includes a facility to ‘take over’ any internet connected PC, onor off-campus, to help sort an issue out by ‘remote control.’

SANITI is governed by students. Their services include support, advocacy and an effective voice for students. For further information about SANITI like them on Facebook: facebook.com/SANITINZ or visit their website: saniti.org.nz.

Learning and Study Support in the Library Learning Centre (LLC), Nelson Campus

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RECREATION Our sunny region is the perfect playground for lifestyle activities such as hiking or kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, horseback riding, kitesurfing, biking or sailing. Nelson and Blenheim also offer a number of other fun and exciting entertainment options such as movies, concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, nightlife and great shopping. To find out more visit: itson.co.nz; nelsonnz.com and destinationmarlborough.co.nz

Outdoor fun In addition to the on-campus events provided by SANITI and NMIT, there are a number of other activities to enjoy on right your doorstep. You can try your hand at kitesurfing at beautiful Tahuna Beach; white water rafting on the Buller river; kayaking, jet-skiing and snorkelling in Abel Tasman National Park; swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds; hiking along the breath-taking Queen Charlotte Track; hunting in Nelson Lakes National Parks; skiing and snowboarding at the top of the Southern Alps; caving in Kahurangi National Park or mountain biking all over our picturesque region. For a more laid-back experience, why not grab a picnic and head over to Rabbit Island, a 13 km stretch of sand bordered by pine plantations only 20km from Nelson; visit one of the region’s many wineries; take a chartered boat trip along the coast and try a spot of fishing; or just head towards one of our many stunning beaches and sheltered coves.

City fun Both Nelson and Blenheim offer a huge range of activities for those that prefer a vibrant city environment. Not only are there hundreds of shops as well as award-winning cafés and restaurants for you to enjoy, but the popular weekend markets in Nelson and Blenheim are also well worth a visit for their inspiring range of arts, crafts, designer garments, locally-grown produce and artisan foods.

The Nelson-Marlborough region has a vibrant arts and crafts community and there are plenty of galleries around town where you can see work by glass-blowers, ceramic artists and more. Other year-round cultural experiences for you to enjoy include museums and several arts, music and film festivals. After our generous sun goes down, students can choose to head to the cinema to catch the latest blockbuster movie; pay a visit to the theatre; or hit the nightclubs and bars for some late-night action.

Experience New Zealand If you would like to experience and discover more of New Zealand we can help organize discounted guided or independent weekend/holiday trips including: > Golden Bay – horseriding, stunning beaches, Farewell Spit tour, arts and crafts > Kaikoura – whale watching, surfing lessons, seal watching and seafood tasting > West Coast – visit Pancake Rocks, underground rafting, glacier walks, hot pools > Wellington – visit the capital of New Zealand, enjoy the shopping and nightlife and explore Te Papa museum.

Abdullah Alsahi – Saudi Arabia CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE “I like spending time in the library and in the student café where I can meet and talk to people. When I walk around the campus I feel like I am part of a big family. I feel very comfortable.” “Nelson is an amazing city and the nightlife is great. On weekdays you can go out to restaurants or small bars but at the weekend, wow, it’s amazing – I have met a lot of Kiwi people which is why I came to New Zealand. The people here are really friendly and everything is safe – I like the life here.”

Diploma in Adventure Tourism graduate Jacinta Mitchell, at Kaiteriteri, Tasman

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Accommodation NMIT Student Support Services can organise your accommodation in a homestay or in on-campus apartments. All you need to do is fill out the international student application form and pay a $250 accommodation placement fee. It is essential that you give us four weeks’ notice prior to your course commencement date.

> Modern, comfortable and student-friendly environment. > Your own furnished apartment with a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen to cook your own food. > Shared laundry facilities, internet connections available, and a common room. > Cost $150-$210 per week plus Internet and power costs.

Homestay accommodation (Nelson and Marlborough)

Other accommodation options for students include renting a room in a house, bed and breakfast, hostels or backpackers. For more information contact international@nmit.ac.nz.

Check out nikauapartments.co.nz

Other Accommodation

> Live with a New Zealand family in your own furnished room and share the family lifestyle. > Provides an opportunity to improve and practice your English and enrich your cultural experience. > Full Homestay – includes breakfast and dinner, costs NZ$220 per week. > Independent Homestay – buy and cook your own food, costs NZ$155 per week. > Internet and toll calls are extra. > Homestay families are selected in accordance with the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

On-campus accommodation (Nelson Campus only) > Nikau apartments are independently owned and operated. > Live with other students in 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom apartments. > Convenient access to your classes, the library learning centre, student support and all the attractions of the central city within easy walking distance. > 14 apartments in three blocks (42 apartments in total).

Nikau Apartments, Nelson City

Students in one of the Nikau apartments, Nelson Campus

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2013 Programmes NMIT offers world-class qualifications from certificate and diploma levels through to degree and graduate diploma programmes. This prospectus features the NMIT programmes that are most popular with international students. For a full list of programmes please visit the NMIT website at nmit.ac.nz. Academic entry requirements from your country can be found on page 22. Some programmes may have additional requirements for entry and these can be found in the programme information below. We have also prepared an English Language guide on page 19 for those applicants that need to calculate their equivalent IELTS score. For applicants aged 20 years and over, where there are no minimum academic requirements, evidence to support an applicant’s ability to successfully undertake a programme with a reasonable likelihood of success may be requested. If you have any questions about applying to NMIT’s programmes, please contact us at international@nmit.ac.nz.

Aircraft Maintenance Woodbourne Campus (Blenheim) only Certificate in AERONAUTICAL Maintenance engineering Gain the skills to become a qualified aircraft engineer - private, rotary or commercial. Graduates may also go on to further study to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Aircraft engineering - private, commercial or military or progress on to further study.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: At least 18 years of age, police clearance and a minimum of a restricted drivers’ licence and a reasonable level of physical fitness. Letter of intent, industry related reference and interview required. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements. Relevant work experience may be considered.

Level 4 2 years full time Starts: February and July

$19,500

AQUACULTURE Nelson Campus only Diploma in Aquaculture (Fish Farming and Fishery Management) The Diploma in Aquaculture is New Zealand’s first handson fish farming and fish management programme and is located in Nelson, Australasia’s largest centre of seafood production. You will learn the technical, practical, and managerial skills needed for a future in aquaculture. You will study and get your hands wet with some industry experience while progressing through the programme.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Leads to jobs in the aquaculture industry including operators, technicians, fisheries consulting, research, sales, enhancement culture or progress on to further study.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: All applicants will be interviewed. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 5 2 years full time Starts: February and July

Luca Bozzo DIPLOMA IN AQUACULTURE (FISH FARMING AND FISHERY MANAGEMENT) “What appeals to me about the course is the practical approach and the opportunity to gain work experience inside the industry.” “Our class is made up of students of all age groups, so there is a healthy balance, where everyone gains from each other’s experience.” “I believe that there is great potential for the development of sustainable aquaculture in New Zealand and throughout the world, and NMIT is well placed to train the professional aquaculturist of tomorrow.” 12

$17,500


Business Management / ACCOUNTING Bachelor of Commerce You’ll gain a sound knowledge and practice of business subjects. Major (specialise) in accounting, management, or marketing. This degree is Accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Also available in Auckland. Contact international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Financial, chartered or management accounting, corporate accounting, taxation, auditing, business consulting, production operations, general management services, international marketing, marketing management and small business management.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements but applicants will be required to produce a CV detailing relevant work experience and academic achievements.

Level 7 3 years, full time Starts: February and July

$17,100

Graduate Diplomas in Marketing, Management or Accounting Enhance your skills by combining practical business and more theoretical conceptual skills. Graduating students will have developed skills and knowledge in the specialist areas of marketing, management, accounting or professional accounting. NMIT Graduate Diplomas in Marketing and Management also available in Auckland. Contact international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per programme)

Higher level careers in marketing, management and accounting.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline or supply relevant evidence of at least 3 years work experience and academic achievement.

Level 7 1 year, full time Starts: February and July

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Entry into a wide range of business careers or further study on NMIT Bachelor of Commerce.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 6 Equivalent to 2 years full time study Starts: February and July

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Employment in small business management or middle management and beyond or progress on to higher study.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 6 2 years full time Starts: February and July

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Employment in small business management or middle management and beyond or progress on to higher study.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 5 Variable 12 - 18 months, full time Starts: February and July

$17,100

Diploma in Commerce - Nelson Campus only Develop practical business skills to gain a broad understanding of issues related to working in an international business setting. Go on to get your degree by completing a further year of study.

$17,100

NEW zEALAND Diploma in Business Gain thorough training in essential business skills including marketing, management and accounting with this popular qualification.

$12,825

NZIM Diploma in Management This is a specialist management qualification administered nationally by the NZ Institute of Management (NZIM). All courses cross credit to the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

$12,825

Jenny Wu - China bachelor of commerce, majoring in accounting & management When Jenny arrived in Nelson from South China all her dreams to study in an English speaking country finally became reality. “There was an opportunity that our university in China had a programme with NMIT, so I thought this is the place to make my dream come true.” Having completed a Diploma in Business English at Zhejiang University in China, Jenny decided to study at NMIT and now works as an accountant at Nelson firm Jorgensen Accounting Specialists.

Pushpinder (Sunny) Bains - India Graduate Diploma in Management and Professional Accounting Pushpinder came to study the Graduate Diploma in Management and Professional Accounting through NMIT and has walked away with the foundations he needs for his next step into employment. “While studying at NMIT I learnt how to research, write and think critically. NMIT also taught me how to analyse and interpret the data and to use various tools such as Microsoft Word and Excel. I think the skills I have learnt here will work as a foundation for me in getting my dream job.” 13


2013 Programmes CONSERVATION Nelson Campus only Certificate in Conservation (Field Skills) This programme has been developed in consultation with the Department of Conservation to provide training for those in natural heritage, historic heritage and recreational roles, as well as members of the public with conservation responsibilities. Receive hands-on training in bush assessment; animal pest control; bird counts; maintaining tracks and huts; historic heritage principles; field and track maintenance; historic heritage and biodiversity.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Graduates will have a sufficient background to enter any workforce that deals with conservation matters, such as roles in eco-tourism, conservation research and historic preservation.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 4 Part time. Equivalent to 20 weeks full time study. Flexible entry

$16,500

COOKERY & HOSPITALITY Nelson Campus only Certificate in Professional Cookery You’ll be training in our brand new top quality tourism and hospitality facilities, featuring a training restaurant, café, bar, coffee lab and kitchens. Develop advanced cookery skills and knowledge, including food costing, kitchen management and menu planning.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Further your career as a chef in New Zealand or overseas.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Level 3 Cookery Certificate incorporating City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking or NZQA 751 and NZQA 752 or 6,000 hours industry experience in cooking. Plus demonstrated likelihood of success through interview or referee reports.

Level 4 24 weeks, full time Starts: April

Also available: Certificate in Cookery Level 3. Please visit nmit.ac.nz or email international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

$17,500

Certificate in Professional Restaurant Wine and Bar Service Develop skills in Wine, Coffee Art, Industry Practice, Customer Service and Sales, Restaurant and Bar Supervision. Become a competent, knowledgeable food and beverage service professional, able to work in a variety of front line roles within the hospitality industry. You can choose to specialise in coffee, bar and cocktails or wine service. Gain hands-on experience by running NMIT’s popular on-campus restaurant.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Front line roles within the hospitality industry including cafes, restaurants and bars and hotels.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Two referee reports or an interview. Must have physical fitness to withstand the demands of the hospitality industry.

Level 3 32 weeks, full time Starts: February

$16,500

Also available: Short courses in Food Safety Practice; Bar Managers; Bar Tenders; and Introduction to Espresso. Please visit nmit.ac.nz or email international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

COUNSELLING / SOCIAL WORK Nelson Campus only Bachelor of Applied Social Science – Social Work The degree programme provides in-depth knowledge and skills relating to social work practices in contemporary New Zealand. You will gain the knowledge, skills and attributes required for social work practice in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, community groups or government services. Degree qualification from

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Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Employment in the health field, child protection (including Child Youth and Family), government agencies, probation services and family support agencies.

IELTS: 6.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Personal biography/ curriculum vitae, two references and an interview. Please contact international@ nmit.ac.nz to receive an application form. Applicants 20 years and over: If you do not meet the specified entry requirements you may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through the process of an interview and/or assessment.

Level 7 3 years, full time Starts: February

$14,995


COUNSELLING / SOCIAL WORK (CONTINUED) Nelson Campus only Bachelor of Applied Social Science – Counselling The degree programme offers an applied education for those who wish to pursue a professional career in counselling. During this degree you will learn to demonstrate empathy and respect for others; have enhanced understanding of the social, political and cultural context of counselling and integrate your knowledge, skills and practice in relation to counselling within an agency.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Employment in the social services such as mental health agencies, private practices, community agencies or workplace support.

IELTS: 6.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Personal biography/ curriculum vitae, two references and an interview. Please contact international@ nmit.ac.nz to receive an application form. Applicants 20 years and over: If you do not meet the specified entry requirements you may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through the process of an interview and/ or assessment.

Level 7 3 years, full time Starts: February

Degree qualification from

Also available: Certificate in Counselling and Social Work. Visit nmit.ac.nz or email international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

$14,995

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Nelson Campus only Bachelor of Arts and Media (Major in Visual Arts and Design) The degree programme will provide you with the foundation to move into an individual art/design practice or a variety of careers within the creative industries such as self-employment as an artist or designer; employment in arts or design related businesses; employment in related fields such as arts galleries, event management, museums, theatre; employment in community arts positions; teacher training; postgraduate study in art or design.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Self-employment as an artist, curator, museum assistant, craft technician, secondary/ tertiary teacher, exhibitions officer, designer of props and costumes, events involvement, author, script writer.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Portfolio of arts and media work. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 7 3 years, full time Starts: February

$17,500

Diploma in Arts and Media (Major in Contemporary Music or Visual Arts and Design) Explore your creative talents in a variety of disciplines including object and graphic design, sound and moving image, visual culture and drawing and design.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Employment or selfemployment in arts, music, craft, theatre, television and film, graphic design, pre and post production technologies.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Portfolio of arts and media work. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 5 1 year, full time Starts: February and July Level 6 (Visual Arts and Design only) 2 years, full time Starts: February and July

$17,500

Diploma in Arts and Media (Major in Graphics and Multimedia) You’ll learn the principles of graphic design and how to apply them to multimedia/digital applications, to develop digital imagery, animation and multimedia solutions using current technology.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Begin a career in digital graphic design and multimedia or go on to further study.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Portfolio of arts and media work. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 5 1 year, full time Starts: February Level 6 2 years, full time Starts: February

$17,500

Chika Matsuda - Japan Bachelor of Arts and Media (Visual Arts and Design). Now a self-employed artist in Japan “I was interested in going overseas and my friend who is from Nelson recommended NMIT to me. I first enrolled in the English Language program then the Bachelor of Arts and Media, visual arts and design programme.” “I would recommend this programme to anyone who wants to learn art and take advantage of a natural and cultural environment. I met wonderful people and it was a great environment to be able to concentrate on my study.” 15


2013 Programmes FITNESS Nelson Campus only Diploma in Applied Fitness Gain a good understanding of the body and how it responds to exercise and training. Learn to apply this knowledge in individual and group settings. Credits towards AUT Bachelor of Sport and Recreation.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Work in the fitness industry in a structured facility or the community or continue with further study e.g. the AUT Bachelor of Sport and Recreation.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must submit a signed declaration regarding convictions against the law; a signed consent form to allow for a Ministry of Justice check; and a signed Risk Management Contract. Interview recommended. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 6 2 years full time or exit after 1 year with the Certificate in Fitness and Exercise Science (Level 5) Starts: February

$16,500

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Nelson Campus only BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGy (Specialise in Information Systems, Systems Development or ICT Infrastructure) A professional degree that will prepare you for the workplace in a range of information technology related jobs. The programme focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of computers and their application in a business and industry.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Consultant programmer, systems analyst, help desk manager, database manager, IT team leader, project manager or network manager.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 7 3 years, full time Starts: February and July

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per programme)

Leads to a variety of higher level IT positions within the business environment.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline or supply relevant evidence of at least 3 years work experience and academic achievement.

Level 7 1 year, full time Starts: February and July

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Graduates may enter a range of careers within the business and IT environments, using internet and web based technologies or can progress to further study on any of the Bachelor of Information Technology, the Bachelor of Arts and Media or the Bachelor of Commerce programmes.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 6 2 years, full time Starts: February and July

$17,500

graduate diploma in information technology Designed for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline, this programme will provide you with knowledge and training in the latest developments in IT.

$17,500

Diploma in Information Technology Gain knowledge and skills related to the principles, methods and technologies used in the development and deployment of complex computer based systems. Courses include database, networking, software development, systems analysis design, internet design and computer systems architecture. This course cross credits fully to the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Zige Li - China Bachelor of Information Technology - Now employed at Hot House Design, Nelson, NZ Zige Li chose to study in New Zealand, though it was the lifestyle and learning opportunities that saw him choose to study the Bachelor of Information Technology at NMIT in the Nelson region. “I chose NMIT because of the small classes and the opportunity to interact with the tutors. I like the different teaching style from China. NMIT has great Information Technology resources and I love the New Zealand lifestyle too.”

Arun Kumar - India Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Now working at Nelson Bays Primary Health, Nelson, NZ “I wanted the best course that would help me get the best job and NMIT’s Graduate Diploma in IT was it. NMIT were really up to date and we were using the latest technology. We also went to companies like IBM and WETA Digital and learnt how those companies work, which was great too.” “Good study and job opportunities are rare so when you do get them, you have to nail them. I got those opportunities here in Nelson.” 16

$17,500


MARITIME STUDIES Nelson Campus only Certificate in Superyacht CREWING You’ll gain knowledge and skills in seamanship and hospitality to prepare and enable you to work as a crew member in the expanding global superyacht industry.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

This qualification leads directly into employment as a crew member on board a superyacht or power driven vessel.

IELTS: 6 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Be at least 18 years of age and physically capable of undertaking crew duties aboard a vessel. No seatime required.

Level 4 12 weeks, full time Starts: February and July

$8,500

NURSING Nelson Campus only Bachelor of Nursing Become a registered nurse with this well-regarded degree. You’ll gain the skills and experience to work in a wide variety of areas from the public health service to independent practice nationally or internationally. Delivered in partnership with

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Professional nursing in many different settings including hospitals or the community e.g. medical, surgical, emergency department, mental health, public health or rural health nursing.

IELTS: 6.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must submit a signed declaration regarding convictions against the law; a signed consent form to allow for a Ministry of Justice check; two references, a current first aid certificate and a signed declaration of health.

Level 7 3 years, full time or equivalent Starts: February

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Open the door to a possible nursing career. This programme is specially designed for mature students and aims to prepare you for the Bachelor of Nursing or other health related options.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants may be invited to attend an interview Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 4 14 weeks, full time Starts: August

$19,500

Certificate in Foundation Nursing Designed to help you gain the necessary study and writing skills to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing or other health related programmes.

$6,500

TOURISM AND TRAVEL (CONTINUED OVER) Nelson Campus only Diploma in Tourism Management Develop detailed knowledge and understanding of the business environment in which tourism operates and supervisory skills for this industry.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Tourism supervisor manager.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must demonstrate likelihood of success through referee reports or interview. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 5 2 years, full time Starts: February

Career

IELTS

$6,500 Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

This programme is an excellent first step towards a career in the tourism industry or further tourism studies.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates will have successfully completed secondary school education in their country of residence which will enable them to enter Level 5 study in New Zealand.

Level 5 13 weeks, full time Starts: January

$16,500

Cultural Tourism Graduates from this programme will learn how to: analyse how New Zealand is marketed offshore, the processes and strategies that are used; evaluate the Nelson region in terms of its strengths and weaknesses and its image to the cultural tourist; explore cultural tourism at work in a variety of cultural tourism experiences in New Zealand.

$6,500

Wenting Hu - China BACHELOR OF NURSING “I really enjoy studying nursing here. So many tutors and classmates support me and help me with my studies. I studied traditional Chinese medicine back in China. Nursing in New Zealand is very different and I now have an understanding of caring for people in a different way.” “I am most comfortable when I am studying in the library. I appreciate all the excellent facilities and services provided by NMIT.” “In my opinion, Nelson is the best place to study and live. It’s got sunshine, beaches and the lovely residents here make me feel warm and full of hope.” 17


2013 Programmes TOURISM AND TRAVEL (CONTINUED) Nelson Campus only Diploma in Adventure Tourism Leadership Year 1: Adventure guiding in conjunction with industry operators - skill training in rafting, sea kayaking, river kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, risk management and interpretation for the tourism industry.

Year 2: Advanced adventure guiding in conjunction with industry operators to develop skill to a professional level in rafting, sea kayaking, river kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing and hiking. Graduates of the two-year Diploma will automatically qualify for the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association Leader Award (NZOIA).

Year 3: The Diploma in Adventure Tourism Leadership provides students with the skills and knowledge to be awarded various industry specialisation awards within the adventure tourism industry.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Work in the adventure tourism industry as a junior.

IELTS: 5.5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must submit a signed health declaration. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements.

Level 4 - 1 year full time. Exit after Year 1 with Certificate in Adventure Tourism (Level 4) or continue your studies with Level 5 and 6 Starts: February

$17,500

Adventure tourism guide or operator.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Completion of NMIT Certificate in Adventure Tourism (Level 4) or similar or demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge. Must have adequate physical fitness, previous participation in outdoor activities and demonstrate likelihood of success through 2 referee reports or interview. Portfolio of evidence.

Level 5 - 2 years full time. Exit after Year 2 with Diploma in Adventure Tourism (Level 5) or continue your studies with Level 6 Starts: February

$17,500

Lead guide within an adventure tourism operation in your chosen specialty.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Completion of NMIT Diploma in Adventure Tourism (Level 5) or similar or demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge. Must have adequate physical fitness, previous participation in outdoor activities and demonstrate likelihood of success through 2 referee reports or interview. Portfolio of evidence.

Level 6 - 3 years full time Diploma in Adventure Tourism Leadership (Level 6) Starts: February

$17,500

VITICULTRE / WINE Marlborough Campus only Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production Would you like to learn to create world-class wines or manage a vineyard? In this hands-on, practical programme you’ll gain substantial theoretical understanding and a broad range of technical and practical skills related to grape growing and wine production. Students can pathway onto Year 3 of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology A pathway to: (awarded by Lincoln University) delivered in Marlborough at NMIT.

Career

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per year NZ)

Supervisor/assistant manager in wine/ viticulture industry, cellar hand, lab technician, contractor, vineyard worker or further study.

IELTS: 6.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Interview required. Applicants 20 years and over: Evidence to support ability to undertake study at Level 5.

Level 5 2 years, full time Starts: February and July

Also available: Short courses in Basic Wine Appreciation. Available in both Nelson and Marlborough Campuses. Please visit nmit.ac.nz or email international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

Hiro Kishida Certificate in English as an Additional Language / Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production Now working as Cellar Hand and Vintage Supervisor, Mudhouse Wines, Marlborough “I wanted to change my lifestyle. I loved wine and I loved pinot noir, so I Googled winemaking and checked viticulture courses in English-speaking countries. I chose New Zealand because it makes good pinot noir, is a very safe country and easy to live here.” “When I started the NMIT course I knew nothing about wine-making, but now I know a lot. It’s a very good course. It was very practical.” “Making wine is a science and an art. You are creating something people can enjoy and good wine is beautiful. I’m always thinking about quality and I’m very proud to be involved in making high-quality wine.”

Emelie Norstrom - Sweden Diploma in Adventure Tourism Leadership When Emelie Nordstrom arrived in Nelson from Stockholm, Sweden to study for a Diploma in Adventure Tourism she freely admits she had no idea about the great outdoors. Emelie specialised in kayaking and snowboarding on the Diploma and once she graduated, was keen to take up her first mountain job at the Porters Skifield. “I learnt how to snowboard as part of the course – I’d never done it before. First we were taught to snowboard to a high standard and then we did our instructor course and now I’m hooked.” “If anything helps you as a student from overseas it’s that the people in this place are really amazing.” 18

$16,500


English LanguagE GUIDE We’ve prepared this handy guide to help you assess your English Language level to apply for your chosen NMIT programme. IELTS 7

IELTS 6.5

IELTS 6

IELTS 5.5

IELTS 5

Cambridge ESOL Exam

CAE

CAE

CAE

FCE

FCE

Common European Framework

C1 EFFECTIVENESS

C1 EFFECTIVENESS

C1 EFFECTIVENESS

B2 ADVANTAGE

B2 ADVANTAGE

ALTE

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 3

TOEFL iBT

96 - 110

79 - 95

65 - 78

53 - 64

41 - 52

PLEASE NOTE: The information provided is a guideline only and may be subject to change.

Staircasing to Success

YEAR 3

NMIT’s staircasing plan enables you to access programmes appropriate to your needs and allows you to pursue your studies as far as you wish in a flexible manner. The diagram below shows the possible entry points, plus the qualification levels you can achieve at NMIT.

YEAR 2

YEAR 2

YEAR 1

YEAR 1 Degrees

Diplomas Certificates English Language

Graduate Diplomas ENTRY

ENTRY

ENTRY

ENTRY

ENTRY

Students using one of the computer suites the Library Learning Centre (LLC), Nelson Campus

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English Language Programmes English Language NMIT’s English Language Centre offers quality academic programmes that prepare students for their next step – into further study or for professional development. Experienced tutors guide individuals through their learning journey, taking into consideration each learner’s own learning needs and goals, giving regular constructive feedback and offering advice and resources for personal study. NMIT has a well-equipped self study lab with a tutor to help you find useful materials and answer your questions. Special English Language learning computer programmes allow you to practice vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, spelling, writing and pronunciation in an interesting and stimulating way. NMIT is an official examination centre for the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate, as well as an IELTS testing outpost for Victoria University.

Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Level 3) - Nelson Campus only Learn foundation English skills for daily life and for further English study in a supportive environment. Core language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing are developed using engaging resources, tasks and activities. Our tutors will show you strategies for learning language so you can study more independently and make progress quickly.

Entry Requirements

Level/Duration Fee (per week NZ)

Open entry

Level 3 Flexible entry

$375 Full time (21 hours) Part time fees available on request

Certificate in Tertiary Studies (Level 4) (English Language) - Nelson Campus only Develop English language competencies in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar and functional English. Improve English skills, study skills and cultural understanding so you can study successfully at certificate, diploma or degree level in an English speaking country.

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per week NZ)

IELTS: 5.5

Level 4 Flexible entry

$375 Full time (21 hours) Part time fees available on request

Certificate in Tertiary Studies (Level 4) (Pathways) - Nelson Campus only Individually tailored courses let you focus on the skills you need to learn for your future, whether you want to study Nursing, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Art or IT, or to get a better job in New Zealand.

IELTS

Level/Duration Fee (per week NZ)

IELTS: 5.5

Level 4 Flexible entry for English

Entry Requirements

Level/Duration Fee (per week NZ)

Open entry

Level 1 - 5 4 weeks, full time or part time Starts: January

$375 Full time (21 hours) Part time fees available on request

English Language Summer School Improve your English language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. English Language Summer Schools are offered as Short Awards Courses at all levels from Beginner to Upper Intermediate.

$375 Full time (21 hours) Part time fees available on request

English Language Exam Preparation Courses* Prepare for an internationally recognised exam, like IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE or Cambridge BEC Vantage. NMIT is an accredited Cambridge ESOL examination centre, one of only three in New Zealand. IELTS exams take place at NMIT three times each year. *Subject to sufficient numbers.

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Entry Requirements

Level/Duration Fee (per week NZ)

Dependent on choice of exam. Please contact international@nmit.ac.nz for more information.

Level 3 - 5 Approximately 10 weeks (depending on exam date), full time or part time Starts: February, April, July and October

$375 Full time (21 hours) Part time fees available on request


Pathways to further study The below diagrams show how you can pathway through to higher education using NMIT’s English Language Programme (ELP) including the Certificate in Tertiary Studies (CTS):

Pathway to Accounting Semester 1 YEAR 1

Pathway to Nursing

ELP Level 3

CTS – (Level 4) (Pathways)

CTS – (Level 4) (English Language) Semester 2 YEAR 1

• English Language • Managing Tertiary Learning • New Zealand Culture & Society

CTS – (Level 4) (Pathways) Semester 1 YEAR 2

• English Language • Using Statistics for Research & Investigation • Spreadsheeting for Managing Information

Semester 1 YEAR 1

• English language • Managing Tertiary Learning • Biology, Behaviour and Social Development

Semester 2 YEAR 1

Certificate in Foundation Nursing Level 4

Semester 1 YEAR 2

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Commerce Graduate Diploma in Accounting

English Language Plus Courses

Intake Dates for 2013 Semester 1:

11 February 11 March 13 May

25 February 29 April 27 May

Summer School: 7 January

Semester 2: 22 July 19 August 21 October

5 August 7 October 4 November

NMIT is able to offer tailor-made English courses for groups with a minimum of 10 students. Students study English for 15 hours a week and then join in a group activity from one of the following Tourism, Art, Business, IT, Community Action or Activities. If you are interested in group courses please contact international@nmit.ac.nz

Online English NMIT offers a range of online ESL courses which are designed for self-directed study. Courses start from just $40 per month for unlimited access. Contact international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

English Language Students in class, Nelson Campus

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ACADEMIC Entry Requirements The following table provides general academic entry information for students from different countries. Please note that the information provided is a guideline only and may be subject to change. Minimum grades apply. Please refer to individual programme information on pages 12-21 for specific English Language level and additional entry requirements. For applicants aged 20 years and over, where there are no minimum academic requirements, evidence to support an applicant’s ability to successfully undertake a programme with a reasonable likelihood of success may be requested. Applicants to NMIT’s graduate diploma programmes must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Certificate and Diploma Programmes Degree Programmes (Equivalent entry to New Zealand NCEA Level 1 or 2) (Equivalent entry to New Zealand NCEA Level 3)

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Médio

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Canada

Grade 11 Secondary School Diploma (general level) Different provinces or territories may vary

High School Graduation Diploma or Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution. Different provinces or territories may vary.

China

Senior Secondary School Certificate

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Fiji

Fiji School Leaving Certificate

Form 7 Examination or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

France

Please contact international@nmit.ac.nz for more information

Baccalauréat or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Germany

Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Certificate of Education or Diploma of Secondary Education

Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate / Diploma of Secondary Education or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

India

Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard 12

Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard 12

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Korea

High School Diploma

Junior College Diploma or completion of High School Leaving Certificate plus one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Nepal

Proficiency Certificate / Intermediate Examination/Higher Secondary Certificate

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Oman

Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate)

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Pacific Islands

Successful completion of Year 12 (6th form)

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th form) or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Russia

Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании, Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate)

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

South Africa

Senior Certificate

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Sweden

Slutbetyg fran Grundskola

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Switzerland

Please contact international@nmit.ac.nz for more information

Certificat de Maturité/Maturität / Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Attestato di Maturità or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Junior College Diploma or successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6

Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6 or successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

United Kingdom

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

Advanced Level (A Level) or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

USA

High School Graduation Diploma

High School Graduation Diploma with SAT or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Vietnam

Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

NOTE: If your country or qualification is not listed above, please contact international@nmit.ac.nz for assistance or check the full list on our website nmit.ac.nz/international. 22


STUDY ABROAD, EXCHANGE & INTERNSHIPS Sweden

Study Abroad in New Zealand > KulturTurism, Lidköping

Partner institutions

Germany

Study Abroad in New Zealand and Germany > Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - all locations

Austria

Exchange Programme > Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol

Japan

Study in New Zealand Tokyo > JF Oberlin University > Kanagawa University Fukuoka > Seinan Jo Gakuin University

China

Study in New Zealand and China > Kaifeng University > Zhejiang Water Conservancy and Hydropower College > Hunan University of Technology

Study Abroad

Internship Programme

NMIT has a number of partnerships with institutions around the world whose students come to NMIT for part of their study programme.

For many years, NMIT has organised unpaid internship placements in leading local businesses for overseas students and graduates. Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on international business experience, improve their English and gain a unique insight into ‘Kiwi’ culture.

Study Abroad students are integrated into regular classes with local and other international students and have the opportunity to study for one semester, a full academic year or, in some cases, individual course models. Credit transfer arrangements between NMIT and the student’s institution should be agreed prior to the student’s departure for New Zealand. Applicants to the NMIT’s Study Abroad programme must meet usual programme entry requirements. Study Abroad is available in a number of programme areas and fees are available on request. Please email international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

NMIT interns must be studying a degree from a partner institution or hold a degree from a recognised institution and demonstrate an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Applicants will be required to attend an interview and there are limited spaces available. The internship charge of NZ$1500 includes accommodation placement, orientation, access to activities and all NMIT services. Please email international@nmit.ac.nz for more details.

Christian Binder - Germany

Maike Kluge - Germany

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, STUDY ABROAD “NMIT is very central, has a nice campus, the people are friendly and excellent support is available, especially for international students. For example, NMIT arranged the insurance and accommodation for me, picked me up from the airport and organised a welcome week for new students. The language was no problem and the courses were interesting.”

INTERN IN HUMAN RESOURCES TEAM AT SEALORD “I love Nelson, it is right on the sea, not far away from a great beach and has great weather. The town has everything you need for young people - there are pubs, clubs and a cinema. I was very happy to spend my internship in such a beautiful and lovely city like Nelson. In the end it was the best decision of my life!”

Students at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson City

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SEMESTER DATES & HOLIDAYS 2013 NMIT opens for business Monday 7 January

Semester One:

Holidays:

Monday 11 February Monday 11 February Student Powhiri – Nelson Campus Wednesday 13 February Student Powhiri – Marlborough Campus Semester One ends: Friday 28 June

Nelson Anniversary Day Monday 4 February Waitangi Day Wednesday 6 February Good Friday Friday 29 March Easter Monday Monday 1 April Education Holiday Tuesday 2 April Mid-semester student break Monday 22 April – Friday 3 May Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June Student break Monday 1 – Friday 19 July

Semester Two:

Holidays:

Monday 22 July Semester Two ends: Friday 6 December

Student break Monday 30 September – Friday 11 October Labour Day Monday 28 October Marlborough Anniversary Day Monday 4 November

Graduation: Marlborough Graduation Wednesday 18 December Nelson Graduation Friday 20 December

Lucy Ryan, Bachelor of Commerce graduate

Graduate with an NMIT or university degree NMIT has links with several prestigious New Zealand universities which can offer you the opportunity to cross credit your studies or to graduate with an NMIT or university degree.

Main offices close Friday 21 December Please note that while most programmes follow the above calendar, some may have a slightly different schedule. Please contact international@nmit.ac.nz for details.

Students at NMIT Library Learning Centre (LLC), Nelson Campus

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Helpful Advice Before you begin your studies at NMIT, there are some important things you need to know about life as a student in New Zealand.

Climate Nelson consistently has the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. However, this doesn’t mean the weather is always perfect. Students should be prepared for wind, rain and cold weather, particularly in the winter, as well as sunny, warm days. Homes in New Zealand are sometimes not well insulated against the cold and we suggest students are prepared for this. Summer: December – February (Warm and dry – average 24oc) Autumn: March – May (Cool and dry – average 18oc) Winter: June – August (Cold and occasionally wet - average 10oc) Spring: September – November (Warm and occasionally wet – average 17oc)

Immigration

Employment The following websites can be very helpful in finding employment while in New Zealand: - seek.co.nz - trademe.co.nz - sjs.co.nz (Student Job Search)

Cost Guide Students at NMIT have the advantage of an excellent education and a quality lifestyle for a comparatively low cost:

Study Costs Student Services Levy (NZ$7.50 per week up to $240 per year) Programme Fees (approximately – depending on programme) Stationery and Textbooks (approximately – depending on programme)

Visitor’s visa

Other Costs

If you are going to study in New Zealand for 12 weeks or less you do not need a student visa. You can apply for a visitor’s visa instead.

Accommodation Placement Charge Homestay (NZ$220 per week for 40 weeks) Medical and Travel Insurance General Living Expenses

Student visa If you are going to study in New Zealand for more than 12 weeks you will need to apply for a student visa. Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at immigration.govt.nz.

Eligibility for Health Services Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at moh.govt.nz.

Accident Insurance The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at acc.co.nz.

The total cost of study in Nelson or Marlborough for a year (40 weeks) will be approximately:

$240 $17,000 $500

$250 $8800 $585 $7,000

$34,375

Cost Comparisons We have picked a few items to give you an understanding of some day to day costs in New Zealand. Big Mac Bottle of Coke 600ml Petrol (fluctuates) per litre Pair of Levi Jeans Movie Tickets Going out for dinner Taxi fare: Airport to town Takeaway meal Rice 1kg

NZ$5.00 NZ$3.49 NZ$2.10 NZ$140.00 NZ$12.00 NZ$30.00 to $50.00 NZ$28.00 approximate NZ$10.00 to $12.00 NZ$2.95

(These are approximate costs at the time of printing.)

Medical and Travel Insurance International students including groups of students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. NMIT will automatically arrange insurance coverage for all students. Students can choose their own insurance company, however it must comply with the minimum standards required by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International students. If you arrange your own insurance cover, you must supply your Certificate of Insurance and Schedule of Cover, in English, to the Information and Enrolment Centre. Once the insurance policy is evaluated and confirmed as meeting the minimum standards required by the Code of Practice for Pastoral Care the policy taken out by NMIT on behalf of the student will be cancelled with the fees refunded to the student. Student outside the Nelson Campus Student Centre 25


Fees, Charges and Refunds Payment of Fees and Charges

Refund of Fees and Charges

A completed ‘Confirmation of Acceptance’ form received by NMIT is a contract from the student to pay the enrolment fees and charges due for the stated length of the study contract. Enrolment fees and charges must be paid in full before the start date of the programme, or by any earlier date as specified. Fees not paid by the due date may incur a Late Payment Charge. No student shall be enrolled unless all approved fees and charges have been paid to Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. Where payment is unable to be made in New Zealand dollars, US dollars will be accepted.

All refund applications should be in writing to the Information and Enrolment Centre Team Leader, with any supporting documentation as stipulated by the Information and Enrolment Centre Team Leader. Application for a refund in exceptional circumstances should be in writing to the Programme Area Leader. Refunds will be in NZ dollars minus any administration charges and bank fees and may be paid by cheque or bank draft to: > The student’s registered home address in their country of origin; or > The agent who referred the student; or > Another NZ education institution; or > The student’s bank account in New Zealand; or > The student.

Charges and refunds Description and Refund Criteria

Charge (NZ$)

Late Payment Charge Non-refundable

$100

Accommodation Placement Charge Non-refundable

$250

Transfer Charge Non-refundable A transfer from one programme (including the English Language Programme) to another programme must be approved by the Programme Area Leader of the programme that the student wishes to transfer to. A transfer to another programme will not be considered after 3 weeks from programme commencement except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Programme Area Leader.

$100 transfer to another programme

A transfer to change to another course within the same programme must be approved by the Programme Area Leader. A transfer to another course will not be considered after 3 weeks from course commencement except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Programme Area Leader.

$50 transfer to another course

Recognition of Prior Learning

$50 application fee, plus $50 per hour to a maximum of $500.

Cross Credit

No charge

Refund Eligibility Table Reason for requesting a refund Documentation student must provide

Timing

NMIT withdraws an offer of place or is unable to provide the programme.

No documentation required.

Before programme start date. Full refund of enrolment fee.

NMIT withdraws an offer of place on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information supplied by a student or student’s agent.

At any time. NMIT reserves the right to retain No documentation required. NZ =$150 the fees and charges paid.

Student visa is not granted by New Zealand Immigration Services (NZIS).

Withdrawal notification in writing. Written confirmation from NZIS of rejection of visa application.

Before programme start date.

Full refund of enrolment fee.

NZ =$150

After programme start date.

Partial refund of enrolment fee at the discretion of NMIT.

NZ =$150

Extension to student visa is not granted by NZIS.

Withdrawal Form must be completed before departure from NMIT. Written confirmation from NZIS of rejection of application to extend visa.

Before programme start date.

Full refund of enrolment fee.

NZ =$150 NZ =$150

Notice of withdrawal in writing.

After programme start date. Three or more weeks before programme start date.

Partial refund of enrolment fee at the discretion of NMIT.

Student no longer wishes to study at NMIT.

Full refund of enrolment fee .

NZ =$350

Less than three weeks before programme start date.

90% refund of enrolment fee.

NZ =$350

After programme start date.

No refund.

Nil

At any time.

The amount and approval of any refund is at the NZ =$350 discretion of the Programme Area Leader in consultation with the Director of Finance & Corporate Services.

Exceptional circumstances (for example serious illness).

Documentation supporting application for a refund. Documentation stipulated by the Programme Area Leader.

Refund

Charge Nil

Other administration charges may apply as described in particular programme regulations approved by the NMIT Academic Board. NMIT reserves the right to amend these charges or make other charges.

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How to Apply Make your decision and apply You can apply online at nmit.ac.nz or use the inserted application form and send a scanned copy to us by email to international@nmit. ac.nz, or fax it to +64 3546 3325 or send it by post to Information and Enrolments Centre, NMIT, 322 Hardy Street, Private Bag 19, Nelson 7042, New Zealand. Remember to include a copy of your passport, certified copies of your academic records, proof of English proficiency, details of any work experience and any additional information required for specific programme entry. Complete the accommodation requirements of the application form if you need assistance with your accommodation arrangements. A NZ$250 non-refundable accommodation placement charge applies. Recognition of academic credit. If you already have a professional qualification and previous work experience or other tertiary qualifications and would like to be granted credit exemptions to complete your study in shorter time, please enquire about this service at international@nmit.ac.nz when you apply.

NMIT will inform you of our decision If NMIT accepts your application, we will send you the following Acceptance Documents: > Offer of Place > Confirmation of Acceptance Form > Notification of Student Fees > International Student Fees, Charges and Refund Policy > International Student Guide > Information on compulsory travel and medical insurance

Accept your offer Formally accept our offer by returning a signed Confirmation of Acceptance Form and pay the fees outlined in the Notification of Student Fees. Payment may be made by bank draft, cheque, telegraphic transfer or credit card.

Payment can be made by: 1. Telegraphic Transfer Payment can be made by bank draft or telegraphic transfer to the following account: Bank of New Zealand 266 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010 Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology New Zealand 02 0704 0190770 003 Swift Code: BKNZNZ22 Attention: International Enrolments.

Please also have your name put as a reference so it is easier to trace. Please add on NZ$25 for New Zealand bank charges.

2. Cheque/Bank Draft Payment must be in New Zealand dollars made out to: Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Post to: Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Private Bag 19 Nelson 7042 New Zealand Attention: International Enrolments.

Please also have your name input as a reference so it is easier to trace. There are no New Zealand bank charges when paying by bank draft.

3. Credit Card payment Another option is to pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Bankcard). To make a payment by credit card, please email us a signed photocopy of the front and back sides of your card. Please make sure the following details are visible. • Card type, • Number, • Name • Expiry date Email to: international@nmit.ac.nz Attention: International Enrolments.

NMIT will confirm your enrolment After we receive your payment we will then send you: > Receipt Documents > Confirmed Offer of Place You will need to supply these to New Zealand Immigration if you are applying for a student visa.

NOTE: A surcharge of 1.5% will apply to all credit card transactions.

Code of Practice Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

Apply for a visa You should now be ready to apply for your student visa, using the forms available from your local New Zealand Embassy, High Commission, your agent or the New Zealand Immigration Service (immigration.govt.nz). Be sure to allow enough time to complete this procedure which can take up to three months.

Book your travel Allow also enough time to organise your travel to New Zealand and please inform us about your travel arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you to NMIT and our sunny region! We recommend that you apply and enrol early, as places can fill quickly in many programmes. Late applications may be considered if there are places available on the programme. We can help you at any stage of this process. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time at international@nmit.ac.nz

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nmit.ac.nz/international international@nmit.ac.nz +64 3 546 9175 Disclaimer Please note: The information in this brochure is provided for your information and guidance. Every effort has been made to ensure it was accurate at the time of publication, but for the most up-to-date information, contact NMIT Information and Enrolment Centre on +64 3 546 9175. All programmes are run subject to sufficient student numbers. Last Published: August 2012

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