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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)


  • 18 Weeks
  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • NZCEL concurrent semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • NZCEL concurrent semester 2​ starts July 2018
  • $3,187* (International students: Please click here for fee information) (Domestic students: Please click here for more information)
  • Wintec City Campus, Hamilton

Programme Content

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4) will prepare you for tertiary study, training or work in New Zealand and will help you increase your English language proficiency and academic skills for successful tertiary study or employment in your area of expertise. You will enhance your oral and written English language skills to understand and use more complex language relevant to an academic / workplace context. The programme will enable you to use and understand complex English for most situations at Wintec and in New Zealand and will further develop face-to-face, independent and online learning study skills.

Further Study and Career Opportunities

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 has two pathways; one Workplace and one Academic. The Workplace pathway can lead to employment or further study. The Academic pathway leads to higher study, and offers the necessary language proficiency for entry into advanced EAL (English as an Additional Language) programmes. It also provides a pathway into most Wintec undergraduate programmes. Additionally, the programme helps gain entry into the workforce.

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this programme, candidates must be 16 years or older, have achieved NZCEL Level 3 and/or have achieved a score of IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing, or equivalent. Candidates must take part in a selection interview and may be required to take a Placement Test to determine their current English language level and learning goals.


A range of Study Grants may be available for those domestic students learning English as a second language. For more information go to To enrol contact our Student Enrolment and Information Centre on 0800 2 Wintec (0800 2 946832) or online at

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