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Unitec collaboration with NMIT sees Cybersecurity Diploma widen its reach

Unitec is working with Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) to offer its New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity to Nelson-based students.

Unitec was the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to offer the one-year vocational Diploma earlier this year. The Level 6 programme has proved to be extremely popular at Unitec, with the first two cohorts full to capacity.

Unitec has worked with CCL and Datacom to extend the one-year course to NMIT and both have signed up to host a number of students at their Operations Centres in Nelson. 

“We’re delighted to be working with NMIT to be able to extend the reach of our Cybersecurity qualification at a time when there’s an increasing need for skills in this area,” said Dila Beisembayeva, Lead, Centre for Digital Innovation and Skills at Unitec.  “Our partnership with CCL and Datacom in Nelson will help provide employment opportunities for students and provide them with on-the-job training.”

“There’s seldom a day where there isn’t an article in the news that relates to Cybersecurity and the associated risks.  The opportunity to work with Unitec, in collaboration with both CCL and Datacom in Nelson, is fantastic and compliments the other IT offerings delivered at NMIT,” said Grant Newport, Curriculum Manager Computing and Information Technology at NMIT.

The programme starts at NMIT’s Nelson campus in March, 2021 and is a 120-credit, Level 6 programme. Further information is available here.