New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1)

  • March 2022
  • Level 1
  • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
    Available in New Plymouth and Hawera
  • FEES FREE - Domestic student

Qualification overview

This qualification is an entry level qualification intended for people who require specialised support with their learning. They are people with learning disabilities, including those with an intellectual disability. Graduates will be able to self-manage participation in social, cultural, family/whānau and community contexts, with supervision and/or be encouraged to seek further skills and knowledge to improve their educational and employment pathway.



Entry requirements

  • Open entry

You must be at least 16 years old and have some numeracy, reading and writing skills and be able to participate in a classroom environment. Students are required to have a level of independence to meet personal care needs. Applicants’ suitability and likelihood of success will be determined for the Certificate in Vocational Skills on the basis of an interview.

Career Options

Gardening assistant, supermarket, cleaning, farmhand, animal care, nursery assistant, car grooming, office work, kitchen hand.

Further study options

This qualification may lead to New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) or other qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework at levels one and two.