Are you eligible for free study in New Zealand?

You can study for one year for free if you have not done more than half a year of full-time tertiary education (0.5 equivalent full-time student EFTS or 60 credits) at Level 3 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

If paying for study is a problem, there’s funding and scholarships that may help:

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)

Manukau Institute of Technology offers training for many industries, including those that require hands-on, practical skills.

MIT offers courses in:

Click here for more about MIT.

Adult and Community Education courses (ACE)

Adult and Community Education in Communities (ACE) classes are short courses run in the evenings or weekends.

They’re held at your local community centre, school, polytechnic, wānanga, or private training organisation. Class sizes are small to help you easily learn basic skills in a subject.

You can learn:

  • basic computer skills
  • apprenticeship training, such as cooking, woodworking, car and home maintenance

You can also develop your work-ready skills:

  • job hunting
  • driver licence education
  • adult numeracy and literacy
  • assertiveness training
  • te reo Māori
  • English as a Second Language (ESOL)
  • Sign Language

Click here for more on ACE courses.