In this section

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education (Level 7)


With endorsement in Applied e-Learning, and incorporating the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology in Education with endorsement in Applied e-Learning

  • Starts at various times throughout the year
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year
  • Semester 1 starts March 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • Normally completed two years part-time, full-time option available
  • Module delivery - block courses over summer, weekend courses, majority online
  • Programme of study can be completely online 
  • Fee Guideline: $6,373* (per year)
  • Face to face classes held on City Campus, Hamilton

Are you working in the education environment and want to use information technology to enrich the classroom experience? The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education (Level 7) (GDITE) will provide you with the skills and knowledge to integrate information communication technology into the classroom to enhance the teaching and learning for students.

You will learn these skills and knowledge through a variety of practical courses, which include a theoretical base, with courses being delivered face-to-face and online.

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education (Applied eLearning) (Level 7) is an online learning and teaching endorsement of the GDITE (Level 7) programme. This applied e-learning endorsement provides specialist study in online learning.

The Diploma programme is a two year part-time programme designed for practicing teachers, but full-time enrolment is also available. There is also an exit award at Graduate Certificate level.

Teach NZ Scholarships for Science, Technology and Maths open now!

The scholarship targets students who are studying towards a post-graduate teaching qualification in Science, Technology and Maths and is one of a number of initiatives currently underway to lift the number of teachers in these critical subject areas.

A panel made up of education experts, will select the successful scholars, who will have their course fees covered, and receive up to a $10k in allowance payments.

Applications close on 25 September 2017.

Programme Content

These qualifications are taught using a combination of:

  • Weekend courses
  • Online
  • Summer school / holiday courses (held during teaching breaks)

You will learn:

ICT Applications for Teaching and Learning

  • Cloud based apps for teaching and learning
  • Coding in the classroom
  • Using Digital Storytelling in the classroom
  • Using ePortfolios in the classroom
  • ICT and Early Childhood Education
  • mLearning in the classroom
  • ICT infused Inquiry

Theoretical Foundations

  • ICT and the Learning Process
  • The Impact of ICT on Society

The Internet and Applied eLearning

  • The Internet as an Educational Resource
  • Developing Online Courses
  • Facilitation of Online Learning

There is also the opportunity to study a special topic of your choice.

Successful completion of GDITE (Level 7) / GDITE (Applied eLearning) (Level 7) depends on students meeting the assessment requirements of eight modules, three of which are compulsory. In order to complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology in Education (Exit Award) students must pass a total of four modules.

Scheduling & Workload

All Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education (Level 7) modules are delivered via online delivery. This means that you can study at a time that suits you and study can be scheduled around your teaching, whether early in the morning, straight after school or in the evening. This also means you can achieve these qualifications by studying completely online. The one exception is elective module Using Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, which is offered face-to-face (supplemented by online delivery) during the summer as a block course (Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm), and during the term as a weekend course (Sat/Sun 9.00am-4.00pm), held on the Wintec Hamilton City Campus.

Further Information can be found here.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education (Level 7) may lead to employment as an Information Communications Technology Facilitator or specialist teaching positions in educational institutions.

Clear pathways to Masters level qualifications have been negotiated with the University of Waikato and credit towards a Masters qualification has been negotiated with Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Entry Criteria

A professional teaching qualification suitable for registration as a teacher or for teaching in a tertiary institution.

Candidates are required to be working as educators in some capacity or have access to an environment in which they can practise their skills as educators.

Consideration will also be given to candidates who have no professional teaching qualification but who have evidence of satisfactory achievement of tertiary studies and experience of teaching Information and Communication Technology in an educational setting.

Candidates are required to indicate whether they have been convicted of a criminal offence as some types of criminal conviction may limit the ability to secure practicum placements and therefore complete the requirements of the programme and gain employment in the education field.

Please Note: We are currently updating our 2015 entry criteria. To ensure you receive the correct information for 2015 programme regulations, please download the following pdf document:

Need help? Want to know how to get started?

Leave your details here and we will come back to you: