This programme is now open for applications.
You will gain internationally-relevant skills and knowledge, which are transferable across a range of disciplines within IT and which are essential for working in a number of entry level support roles.
Improve your computer literacy and problem-solving skills. Learn in small, interactive groups and further your knowledge of current software applications. Gain the transferable skills and knowledge to work in a range of entry-level support roles in an organisation; including business support or retail roles, and some roles in the IT profession.
This program replaces the programme: Certificate in Information Technology.
- Preparation for further study in the Bachelor of Computing Systems and the New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)
- A good mix of practical and theory-based learning
- Flipped classroom model: class time will primarily be used for planning, problem-solving, hands-on experimentation, discussion, and feedback. Students will be encouraged to use time outside the classroom for individual reflection and researching topics and ideas.
- Extra maths support: if you need help with maths we provide extra tutorials
Pending NZQA approval.
For this programme, you will need the following:
- A minimum of 10 credits at NCEA Level 1 in two different subjects, one subject must be Numeracy
- Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins
- A minimum of 4 years secondary education
- A minimum of 12 credits at NCEA level 1 in English
- If you’re an International student and English is your second language, you will need one or more of the following:
- An overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 5.5 (with no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL score of no less than 530 (essay 4.5 TWE)
Don’t meet these requirements? We also accept:
- Provide a relevant qualification at Level 2 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; or:
- Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.
Courses and timetables
All courses and timetables for 2018 will be available shortly.
|Information Technology Foundations (HTCS4601)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course will introduce students to the essential knowledge and concepts of computer hardware and software resources, applications, database, and user-experience needed to provide organisations with IT support.|
|Web Design Foundations (HTCS4602)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course introduces students to the essential knowledge and concepts of user interface design and web application development needed to contribute to team development of web sites.|
|Web Application Project (HTCS4603)||30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS)||This course will further develop the student’s knowledge and concepts of user interface design and web application development needed to participate in team development of web applications.|