National Certificate in Work and Community (Supported Learning) National Certificate in Work and Community (Supported Learning)

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National Certificate in Work and Community (Supported Learning)

CertificatePart time

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$634.20 Year 1




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Course related costs

NZQA fee $1.58 per credit, NZQA Certificate fee $15.30, marae visit, $400 transport and expenses related to work experience placements.



Domestic Applications due

International Applications due


Madras Street Campus


Our qualification recognises the achievement of people who require some support with their learning, either through additional resources, specialised equipment or adapted teaching programmes.

Our programme is designed to develop your potential and personal goals; you will gain general skills to assist you in your success in the workforce. You will prepare for work, understand work/life balance, learn money skills, communication skills, information technology for work and understand health and wellbeing for work.

We want to help you achieve if you require some support with your learning, either through additional resources, specialised equipment or adapted teaching programmes.

If you have an intellectual disability, and want to develop work skills for successful employment, you are encouraged to apply for this programme.

To be successful in this programme you will need to have an interest in learning, show motivation to acquire new work and improved social skill, be able to learn in a group environment, demonstrate mature appropriate behaviour, be respectful of others and the environment, have number and letter recognition and basic computer skills.

This programme is available as part of Ara's Secondary Tertiary Courses which helps Year 11-13 students move smoothly from school into tertiary study or work. Students can complete each course individually or all the courses to recieve the qualification. These courses can be funded through secondary schools through negotiation with the Youth Transition team. To enquire, contact .

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 40 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If you are from an non English speaking background you are also required to be able to express basic needs in English or New Zealand Sign Language, and be able to follow directions or instruction given in English or New Zealand Sign Language.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an application form and send it back to us.

Application documents

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme, you will have developed work, study skills, an understanding of work culture and have enhanced confidence and self esteem.

Study pathways

Opportunities for further study in Ara Foundation programmes may be available to some graduates.