Applicants who are eligible for MAPAS and have applied to the CertHSc, BHSc and BNurs will be invited to attend a MAPAS General Interview. This interview process is used to establish the best starting point for a career in health.
Applicants need to be prepared to spend ONE whole day (from 8am-6pm) for the interview process, which will be held in Auckland in mid-December. You must make yourself available across ALL MAPAS General Interview dates.
- The MAPAS General Interview involves the following process:
Pōwhiri - applicants and their whānau attend a Māori welcome at the beginning of their interview day.
- Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) - applicants rotate through a number of stations for short 1:1 interviews to assess the most appropriate academic pathway across a number of domains.
- Mathematics test - basic numeracy skills are identifed by a written test.
- English literacy test - basic literacy skills are identified by a written test.
- Whānau/family feedback - applicants are invited to receive feedback of their assessment with their whānau on the day of the interview. This feedback will be based on our assessment of the Multiple Mini Interview and the Mathematics and English tests and will include a provisional recommendation for an applicant’s intended health career/s.
- A final MAPAS recommendation is made in mid-January when Year 13 school results become available.
If an applicant has met the criteria for entry to a FMHS programme, then they may still be offered a programme place. MAPAS strongly encourages all applicants to take the MAPAS final recommendation into account when considering their programme of study.
MAPAS General Interview appointment dates will be offerred on:
- Submission of a completed MH04 form.
- MAPAS aproving the verification of ancestry.
- You having an FMHS programme application.
As interview places are limited, we encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible. All correspondence will be by email and it is the applicants responsibility to check their email address that has been supplied to the University of Auckland. Dates will be assigned on MAPAS approval of certification of ancestry.