Geographic Information Systems (Micro-credential)
Southern Institute of Technology Ltd
Environmental Studies not elsewhere classified
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Admission Criteria and Selection Requirements
Successful completion of a New Zealand Diploma (Level 5), or
Application by Academic Qualification
Applicants under 20 years:
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of 4 years secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of four approved subjects.
Applicants over 20 years:
Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one's own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.
English Language Entry Criteria
- Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following
- NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or
- an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A¬ level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or
- Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or
- Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or
- Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or
- Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or
- Successful completion of a Bachelor 's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or
- Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.
-IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
-TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) where the test was carried out prior to 1October 2017 - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
-TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
-Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
-OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
-NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current:
-a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
-Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
-Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
-Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The aims of the Geographic Information Systems micro-credential are as follows:
- To gain knowledge and skills that are directly relevant to be employed for scientific investigations, resource management, and development planning.
- To provide advanced level knowledge of Geographic Information Systems software.
- To produce professional practitioners who are well regarded by employers.
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