NZ Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (NZ-CSLSL)

This qualification is an entry level qualification intended for people who require specialised support with their learning.

Why choose NZ-CSLSL

NZ Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners | Level 1, 75 Credits | #NZ2853
This entry level course is for people who require specialised support with their learning.

This course:
– Is designed for people with learning disabilities, including those with an intellectual disability.
– Helps learners to be able to self-manage their participation in social, cultural, family/whānau and community contexts.
– Will establish a plan to help graduates gain meaningful employment in a chosen field.
– Allows the community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the learner’s potential to enhance their participation in the community, as a contributing citizen.

Learners will gain specific skills and knowledge required for the workplace by completing work placements within the community.


To register for our NZ Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (NZ-CSLSL)…
Call us: 0800 464 487 or email bookings@its.ac.nz

Course Info:
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Duration and Course Content

COURSE Start-Finish:
21st Mar 2022 – 3rd Feb 2023

Made up of 4 Mandatory Blocks:

I’ve Got This:
Identify and develop self-management skills required for study and work.

I am Aotearoa New Zealand:
Gain understanding of what it means to be a citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Where to Next?:
Planning and preparation for future work and/or study.

Ready, Set, Go:
Plan and practise the steps required to further participate in work, study and everyday life.


In social, cultural, family/whānau and community contexts, graduates of this qualification will be able to:
– Demonstrate self-management of day to day living situations
– Maintain personal safety, health and well-being
– Participate and interact in everyday situations
– Participate in planning a future pathway to achieve personal goals
– Apply problem-solving techniques and strategies to resolve day to day issues
– Apply literacy and numeracy skills required for day to day living
– Learn important skills to help gain meaningful employment
– Add skills and knowledge to their work profile from attending work placement activities

Teaching and learning methods

The delivery of this programme is based upon Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and the NZ Disability Strategy 2017,
Enabling Good Lives’ which aims to:
– Identify and remove barriers to participation and success for all learners
– Provide multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement for all learners
– Provide all learners with choice and power.

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be utilised on courses within the programme to meet the diverse learning styles and needs of students.
Collaborative learning will be used to encourage all learners to
contribute and develop interpersonal skills.

We embrace tikanga and encourage cultural awareness in order to develop and uphold a sense of mana in all students and introduce learners to a variety of cultural literacies, perspectives and practices.

Wananga will be used as a means of demonstrating the value of Mātauranga, tikanga, and te reo Māori (knowledge, values, practices and language of Māori) through karakia, waiata, pepeha, marae noho, pūrākau and whakataukī.

Work based components

This programme requires learners to undertake work placements. As much as is practicable, work placements will be chosen in conjunction with the aspirations the student has expressed at the Pathways and Possibility meetings.

Entry Criteria

Applicants are required to attend a meeting with ITS staff to identify their strengths and needs and ensure that the programme provides an appropriate pathway. The applicant may be supported by whanau and/or other nominated support people.
The following points will be considered.
– The applicant’s literacy, numeracy, computer and language skills
– The applicant’s learning or behavioural needs which might impact on programme engagement
– The applicant’s level of independence in terms of engagement in daily activities and self-care.
– The applicant must be 16 years old at the commencement of the programme.

Course Costs

Course fee = $4500 incl GST