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Supported Learning students walking together and smiling, their teacher in the background walking behind them

Supported Learning

Our supported learning programmes help support those with a learning difficulty or disability to be independent and confident members of their communities by developing skills and knowledge for employment and enhancing personal development.

Explore your options

Our supported learning programmes are ideal for adults and mature school leavers with a learning difficulty or disability. Our passionate and caring supported learning team will help you meet your goals and aspirations so you can shift into further education or paid employment in an area that interests you.

You’ll work on setting goals for the future, and develop important social, communication, computer, numeracy, and literacy skills. Plus, you'll learn more about New Zealand's support services and health and welfare issues.

All this will build your confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem so you can work, live, and travel independently. 

Our programmes are fees-free to all New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. You may also be eligible for the Training Incentive Allowance (TIA) through Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) to cover the cost of travel, field trips, and stationary.

Talk and Tour

If you want more information, you're welcome to join Unitec's Supported Learning team for one of our Talk and Tour afternoons.

These sessions are for students, their families, support people, teachers, and transition specialists to find out more about our Supported Learning programmes and to take a brief tour of our Mt Albert campus.

Book a Talk and Tour

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living and Working 1 Full-time for two years Career opportunities will be developed individually, focusing on your individual preferences and strengths. February

Short courses

Start with a short course that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Short courses   Description
Literacy & Learning   A part-time vocational course for supported learners.