Many people do not understand these differences – they think that University is “better” than an Institute of Technology. The right question isn’t “Which institution is the best?” but “Which institution is the best FOR ME”. This is because they are just different, not better or worse. There are different styles of learning. Also, some careers only require a Certificate or Diploma qualification, offered at a place like MIT. Examples are: Trades like Building, Plumbing, Motor mechanics, Electrician; Hospitality; Hair & Beauty; Sport & Recreation. In many of these careers you can still get paid very good money.
The purpose of staircasing is for people to start studying and finish studying at whichever level is right for them. Foundation Studies and Certificates take on average one year, and many are open entry. Diplomas take one or two years, and usually require NCEA Level 2. Degrees take 3 years, and require NCEA Level 3 to get in. Degrees at MIT are just as good as University degrees. If you get NCEA Level 2 or even better, Level 3, you will have many more options open to you. But if you only have Level 1 or less, your options will be limited and you’ll have to start lower on the staircase and then climb up, which will take longer and cost more money. Universities also have post-graduate options including Masters degrees (takes at least 2 years on top of a Bachelors degree) and PhDs (takes even longer on top of a Masters degree). These are for the people who love academic research. You can still study at MIT then go to University later if that’s what you want to do.
The number of students include both full time and part time students All different cultures and many international students
Motorsport at Pukekohe. Girls can do trades as well!
Automotive / Fabrication / Welding
Carpentry Level 3 – 6 months: the students build a small sleepout Level 4 – 1 year: the students build a whole house
Nursing & Health studies. Not just about working in hospitals, but also health promotion, community health; you can even be a nurse in the army or navy etc. Guys can also do Nursing.
The Nursing student on the right is Joe Glassie (was an MIT Scholarship recipient from Mangere College in 2008).
Both at Otara and Queen St campuses. 6 month Certificate and 3 year degree.
Hairdressing – 2 years for 3 Certificates. We have a real hair salon. Beauty Therapy – we have a real clinic where the students give real clients treatments like make up, facials, massage, waxing, manicures and pedicures.
Students have competition days in Sport & Rec., and there is a lot of team work involved.
If you want to live within walking distance of our North, South and Visual Arts campuses, you can live in the Student Village for only $135 per week, which includes EVERYTHING except food.
Can you see our marae? It is nameed Te Kete Uruuru Matua, after one of the 3 baskets of knowledge. The buildings surrounding it are shaped like a fish hook, with the metaphor of “hooking” people into education.
Orientation week at the start of each Semester. Does everyone know how long a semester is?
2009 Torque d’Or medal holders, Ben Frith, Nic Batchelor take Bronze and Merwan Ghadiali, takes Gold.
Notice the elaborately detailed gingerbread house in the top right corner!
Horticulture and Landscaping are great careers if you love to work outdoors. We have floristry at Mt Wellington also.
This shows part of our largest lecture theatre which fits 150 people. (Although MIT focuses on practical learning, there is still quite a bit of academic learning that takes place in classrooms and lecture theatres.)
Jordan studies Marketing and Management.
We now also have Performing Arts which includes acting, singing and dance. In Visual Arts you can do Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Moving Image, Design and Jewellery making. Also Creative Writing.
Developed over the past 70 years Premier provider of maritime training in NZ One of the top maritime training schools in the Asia Pacific region Hosts many students from around the world Qualifications & courses are recognised worldwide Careers at sea or in the shipping & freight industries Staff are fresh, keen & dedicated with regular hands-on involvement with numerous international consulting assignments Electronics laboratory – opportunity for computer training, hands-on & simulator training in radio communications equipment & navigational aids Full mission simulator – practise ship handling techniques for vessels ranging in size from fishing boats to super-tankers Also engineering simulation control rooms
Performers that have come to campus open days recently: Savage, Erika, and Nesian Mystic.
Years 1 – 4: The electrician is completing their pre-trade certificate, then their apprenticeship. The engineer is completing their Bachelor of Engineering. Then their earnings start to head for the sky, overtaking people with no qualifications. Many careers have a salary $40,000 - $60,000 per year.
Ceremony at the TelstraClear Pacific Centre. If you graduate with a degree, you can invite your family to come and watch your graduation. You get to wear the academic regalia.
What are the differences between University and MIT? MIT University Practical learning Smaller classes Foundation Studies, Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees Academic / Research-based learning Large lectures Degrees and Post graduate qualifications e.g. Masters, PhD
STAIRCASING Foundation Certificate Masters Diploma Degree Ph.D. Open entry NCEA Level 1 NCEA Level 3 NCEA Level 2