Certificate in Employment and Community Skills

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

1, 120 1.0
Full-time for 34 weeks
Starts February
25 places
by three weeks prior to programme commencement
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November

NZ$4093 (fee free for NZ / Domestic students under 25) (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

Programme summary

Prepare yourself for working life. Find out how to find, secure and maintain employment, and improve your personal skills. This is a programme for adults and mature school leavers with learning difficulties or an intellectual disability.

Do you want to prepare yourself for employment? The Certificate in Employment and Community Skills is designed for adults and mature school leavers with learning difficulties or an intellectual disability who want to learn new skills and move into employment.

Learn about goal setting and develop employment skills, community skills, and recreation and leisure skills. Get the knowledge you need to travel independently and find community support agencies. Improve your literacy and numeracy abilities, and learn computer skills. You'll also find out more about New Zealand, as well as health and welfare issues.


  • A chance to develop an informed and realistic career plan to help you find employment.
  • One day a week in a work placement where you can practise what you've learnt.
  • Award-winning lecturers who are active in professional practice.
  • Supportive learning environment: Special Needs students may also bring a support person with them on certain courses, in order to maximise their learning experience.
  • Flexible study options: part-time study is also available.

Study for free with the Youth Guarantee scheme

The Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) is eligible for Youth Guarantee scheme funding for full-time students aged 16 or 17. See the Youth Guarantee scheme page for more information.


Last edited: 16 October 2013