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As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to help upskill workers in roles critical to the economy, this programme has no fees*. Click here for a list of the programmes that are covered by this scheme.
This programme is designed for people who need a broad, generalist understanding of Information Systems, equipping learners with the core IT skills and technical skills and knowledge to meet the needs of a range of Information Systems roles. Develop an understanding of how to provide administration and ongoing support of IT infrastructure in a range of organisations.
- Gain essential knowledge of computing to assist a business
- Practical hands-on learning experience in our collaborative learning spaces
- Learn about user experience, human computer interaction and user interface design to inform systems design.
- Learn about fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and gain practical experience to manage hardware and software resources.
- Gain personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
- You can cross-credit up to 120 credits towards Bachelor of Computing Systems.
Where to from here
For this programme, you will need the following:
- A minimum of 14 credits at NCEA level 2 in ICT_related subjects
- A minimum of 10 credits at NECA level 1 in literacy and 10 credits at NCEA level 1 in numeracy,
- Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins,
- If English is not your first language, you are required to have one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don't have NCEA? We also accept:
- A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; or
- Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.
For more information download programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
For more details on the courses, please click on the course names below. Please note that our systems are updating with new course timetable information for 2022; please check back again soon.
|Requirements Engineering Principles (HTCS5601)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course will introduce students to the core business modelling skills needed for information systems development.|
|Support Concepts and Principles (HTCS5602)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course will provide students with the IT technical support concepts and practices needed to manage hardware and software resources.|
|User Interface Design Principles (HTCS5603)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course will introduce students to the core user interface design skills needed for information systems development.|
|Quality Assurance and Deployment (HTCS5604)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course will provide students with the skills needed to manage testing and quality assurance, deployment, user training, and associated change management in agile and structured team development contexts|
|Database Design Principles (HTCS5605)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course will introduce students to the core concepts, techniques, principles and skills needed for database design, development and management.|
|Programming Principles (HTCS5606)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course will introduce students to the core concepts, techniques, principles and skills needed for web development.|
|IS Application Project (HTCS5607)||30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS)||This course will enable students to apply information systems development skills and knowledge to an integrated project in an unfamiliar context.|