New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic)
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited
English for Speakers of Other Languages
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
This qualification is intended for candidates of English as an additional language, who wish to pursue academic study requiring high levels of English language competency.
Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic contexts.
This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) high B2.
This qualification allows educational institutions and professional bodies to recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for academic and/or professional purposes.
Key Information for Students
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 4), New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4), or the demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skills. Demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skills can be either through: - Alternative English proficiency outcomes such as IELTS results, Cambridge University ESOL exam results, TOEFL test results or test results from the common European framework are acceptable refer to NZQA English proficiency outcomes (rule 18). - A test designed by NMIT will be used to identify the programme into which the student will be eligible for entry. This test will be able to be undertaken by applicants overseas where required through the use of suitable technology. A follow-up test will be undertaken once the student arrives in New Zealand to ensure the student is placed in the correct programme. In exceptional circumstances, an applicant under the age of 20 years who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the programme where they supply evidence of their ability to succeed on the programme.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$16,941 - $43,897|
|In further study||53%|
|On a benefit||11%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Kate Sheppard Memorial Award
Kate Sheppard Memorial Award Trust
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.