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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
16 weeks
Start date: 20-September-2021
Unitec Institute of Technology
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Study English and prepare yourself for your future studies and career.

This programme extends on your previous English language study. In this programme, you'll be able to understand and produce extended and complex academic texts on a wide range of topics.

Your study is personalised, allowing you opportunities to choose your own topics and research your future field of study.

Unitec employs the latest teaching practices, uses collaborative learning spaces, and provides a true campus and community experience, so you'll be prepared for success in a range of degree-level and postgraduate programmes, such as:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computing
  • Master of Applied Practice (Professional Accounting)

Where to from here?

Most students who successfully complete this programme can move into any Unitec programme that requires IELTS 6.5 (all undergraduate degrees and most post-graduate programmes).

Please note: International students who graduate will NOT be eligible for a post-study work visa upon completion of this programme.


Improve your English for work in a professional field or continue your studies.


February, July, or September


Mt Albert

Entry criteria

  • To be 17 years old by the time the programme starts
  • A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) or equivalent
  • IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test.


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