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National Certificate in Employment Skills (Level 1)

Take the next step in your journey and create a brighter future!
No sitting in a classroom five days a week!

This course is made up of some compulsory modules linked with industry specific options that will give you the skills and knowledge needed to get on with the job. Select the industry you want to get into: Automotive, Hospitality, Computing, Maritime and Retail and study at Tech 2 or 3 days a week followed by a couple of days on-job in the industry of your choice. Classroom study includes core skills and industry specific training – then put them into practice during your on-job work experience.
This course gives you the chance to explore your selected work option, develop the skills to find, secure and maintain employment and gain a National Certificate.

This programme is fully approved by the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA). MTI comply with all NZQA statutory requirements including advising students that there are no members of MTI with any material conflicts or any interests in any other educational or immigration services.

Start Date:
Regular intakes throughout the year. Ring the office to inquire.Core compulsory and compulsory extras plus:

Option 1: Automotive
Option 2: Hospitality

For more information on these options please click here.

Practical Training

Your on-job training may open the door to full time employment or an apprenticeship.

Successful applicants will receive:
National Certificate in Employment Skills
MTI Certificate in Employment Skills – Option strand
First Aid Certificate

19 weeks.
Class Size:
Up to 15 students per intake to maximise individual attention.

Entry Requirement:
16 / 24 years + TEC eligibility (please contact us to see if you qualify). 15 year olds require a early leaving exemption from the Ministry of Education.

There are NO FEES required to attend this course.

Student Benefits:
Travel reimbursement dependent on individual circumstances.

Course units are accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), and the Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO) and ServiceIQ.

Student Testimonial
“My name is Ben Yelavich. I was a student at Mahurangi Technical Institute. I went to one of the Automotive courses with not much knowledge about cars. After around seven months I think I could take care of my vehicle with my own two hands. I went to Tech with my general knowledge on Maths and English; things that were taught from primary I had forgotten. But after the seven months I remembered alot of it when we did the work for the simple Maths and English questions.
My personal opinion on this course is that most people who are taking this course are people who don’t achieve at being at school (no offense) but this is a really great course for those people. If you put yourself into it and come every day you learn alot, you also get your NCEA credits from it.
The automotive tutor, Cedric – is the man! This guy is a person who takes teenagers off the street and can actually turn them into something, once again if they put themselves into it. Kathy your English and Maths tutor, she will help you understand things you aren’t sure on. She knows her stuff, let her do her job and help you.
The people around Tech are not bad peope. There is a pool table and ping pong, also you have a vending machine.
I really enjoyed my time at Mahurangi Technical Institute February until September 2010.” (Unedited)

Ben Yelavich.
Automotive Graduate September 2010

Further Information & Enrolments
Please click here to request an information/enrolment pack or freephone 0800 366 874.