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Introduction to Study

Certificate in Introduction to Study (Level 4)

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  • Semester 1 starts 10 February 2017
  • Semester 2 starts 21 July 2017
  • For one semester full-time / ​​part-time equivalent
  • Applications accepted throughout the year.
  • Programme ​will run if sufficient numbers (students can complete the Health stream if the sports science pathway does not run)
  • Fee Guideline: Domestic Student fees are $3100* (per semester) (Health Stream is fee free if under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training)
  • International students: Please click here for fee information
  • City Campus, Hamilton

This full-time 18 week programme is designed to prepare students for further study by developing an understanding of what is expected at tertiary level and by providing opportunities to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in tertiary education.

There are two pathways in this programme:

  1. The Level 4 Health pathway is for students wishing to go on to further study in nursing, midwifery, sports science or health-related programmes.
  2. The Level 4 Generic pathway is for students wishing to move on to other diploma or degree level study.

Level 4 Health Pathway

Within the (Level 4 Health) pathway, we offer the following specialised streams/study areas:


Nursing, Midwifery, health-related

Courses studied include: Communication Skills, Writing for Tertiary Purposes, Introduction to Maths and Science in Health, Intro Health Studies & Human Growth/Development.

Students studying towards nursing or midwifery are also able to be involved in the "Te Tūāpapa Hauora"  stream, which is open to anyone who would like to learn in a whānau-based Māori and Pasifika classroom environment. This learning environment focuses on the values of:

Whanaungatanga – strengthening relationships in and out of class

Manaakitanga – personal and learning support

Rangatiratanga - self-confidence and leadership

using wānanga style teaching and learning, while covering the same course content and assessment as the other health streams.

Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori is not required to be involved in "Te Tūāpapa Hauora".

Note for people intending to subsequently apply for the Bachelor of Midwifery: After completing the Intro to Study (Level 4, health pathway) and reaching the age of 20 years, you may apply for entry into the Bachelor of Midwifery programme.​​

Sport Science

The sport science stream is specifically for students wishing to study further in sport and exercise science. Courses studied include: Communication Skills, Writing for Tertiary Purposes, Introduction to Maths and Science in Health, and Introduction to Sport Science*.​

* Programme ​will run if sufficient numbers (students can complete the Health stream ) if the sports science pathway does not run.

Level 4 Generic Pathway

Within the (Level 4 Generic) pathway we offer  the following streams/study areas:

Generic

Course content includes: Writing for Tertiary Purposes, Communication Skills, Technology for Tertiary Study, Applied Personal and Professional Development

Social Work

(Please note that that there is only a July intake for this stream in 2016)

This stream is specifically for students wishing to go on to further study in Social Work. Students enrolling in this stream will study: Writing for Tertiary Purposes, Communication Skills, Applied Personal and Professional Development, and Introduction to Social Services.

Programme Content

This programme covers:

  • Writing for Tertiary Purposes Including essay writing, assignment preparation, report writing, reflective journal writing, referencing in-text and compiling bibliographies.
  • Communication Skills Including written and oral presentation skills, study skills and locating and organising information.
  • Technology for Tertiary Study Including basic word processing, internet, online learning, PowerPoint, Publisher, and using technology to support study and assignment preparation.
  • Applied Personal and Professional Development Including learning styles, basic principles of learning, stress management, time management.
  • Introduction to Maths and Science in Health Including functions of the healthy human body and mathematics skills pertaining to drug calculations.
  • Intro Health Studies & Human Growth/Development Including definition, history and politics of health; health living for self and others; contemporary health issues and health interventions; human growth and development.
  • Introduction to Social Services Including exploring own worldviews, values, beliefs, attitudes; identifying key social issues in the NZ social service sector and examine code of ethics and human rights.
  • Introduction to Sport Science Including health and nutrition, anatomy and kinesiology, exercise physiology and programme planning, and outdoor adventure.

SCHEDULE OF MODULES

Group A (compulsory modules for the Certificate in Introduction to Study (Level 4))

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
C10B009
Communication Skills215
C10B011Writing for Tertiary Purposes415
C10B012
Applied Personal and Professional Development       
415
C10B015
Technology for Tertiary Study415

Group B (compulsory modules (Social Work) for the Certificate Introduction to Study (Level 4)

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
C10B009
Communication Skills215
C10B011
Writing for Tertiary Purposes415
C10B012
Applied Personal and Professional Development        
415
SDSS414
Introduction to Social Services
415

Group C (compulsory modules (Nursing/Midwifery/Other Health-related study) for the Certificate in Introduction to Study (Health) (Level 4)

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
C10B009Communication Skills215
C10B011Writing for Tertiary Purposes415
SCHS001Introduction to Maths and Science in Health415
FOIS401Intro Health Studies & Human Growth/Development415

Group D (compulsory modules (Sport Science) for the Certificate in Introduction to Study (Health) (Level 4)

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
C10B009Communication Skills215
C10B011Writing for Tertiary Purposes415
SCHS001Introduction to Maths and Science in Health            
415
SPFO401​Introduction to Sport Science​
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Graduate Opportunities

The Certificate in Introduction to Study (Level 4) prepares participants for further study at diploma and degree level.

Entry Criteria

General Academic Admission

Candidates are required to have gained NCEA Level 1 - 12 credits in English, or an equivalent
qualification.

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry
requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they
have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission
will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated
nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or
tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and
entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success
through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for
provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated
nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s
performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or
designated nominee.

Selection Criteria

Candidates may be required to participate in an interview selection process.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English
Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or
equivalent.

Candidates who have not obtained the required IELTS score or Wintec ESOL assessment tool will be required to enrol concurrently in a recognised English language programme at Wintec.

Download the full programme regulations:

ENTRY CRITERIA

Scheduling and Workload

Actual timetables will be provided at the programme induction (as this is dependent on what stream you will be placed in). As a general guideline, the expectation is that you may be required to be at Wintec up to 5 days per week,  Monday-Friday. You can expect to have some 8am starts and 5pm finishes.

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