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Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education

incorporating the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology in Education


Course details

  • One year full-time or two years part-time
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7,340*
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus or Online delivery
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • Study can be completed online.
  • Face-to-face classes are held on the Hamilton City Campus.

Please note the endorsement in Applied E-Learning is not currently available. For expressions of interest, please contact us by email.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Education: One semester full-time, one or two years part-time.
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Education: One year full-time, two years or longer part-time.


This programme provides practicing teachers with the skills and knowledge to integrate information communication technology into the classroom to enhance teaching and learning for students.

Students will learn through a variety of practical modules, which include a theoretical base. Module delivery is online, with some modules also available as block courses over the summer period.

What you will learn

Successful completion 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 (Level 7), students must pass a total of four modules, two compulsories, and two optional modules.

View programme modules

Group A

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
ESGD704, or
ESDG722, or
I.C.T. and the Learning Process
ICT and Early Childhood Education
Digital Learning, Pedagogy and Practice
ESGD705Impact of Digital Technologies on Society715  
ESGD723Cloud Based Apps for Teaching and Learning7

Group B

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
ESGD708The Internet as an Educational Resource715  
ESGD714Using Digital Storytelling in the Classroom715  
ESGD715Special Project (A)715  
ESGD717ICT Infused Inquiry715  
ESGD719Using ePortfolios in the Classroom715  
ESGD720Using mLearning in the classroom715  
ESGD724Coding Tools for the Classroom715  

Group C

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
ESGD708The Internet as an Educational Resource715  
ESGD710Developing Online Courses715  
ESGD711Facilitation of Online Learning715  
ESGD716Special Project (B) (Applied Learning)715  
ESGD719Using ePortfolios in the Classroom715  
ESGD705Impact of Digital Technologies on Society715  

Scheduling and workload

All modules are delivered via online delivery. This means that students can study at a time that suits them and study can be scheduled around their paid employment. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom can also be delivered as face-to-face (supplemented by online delivery) during the summer period as a block course (Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm) at the Hamilton City Campus.

GDITE 2023 information and timetable

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as information communications technology facilitators or in specialist teaching positions in educational institutions.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from the class schedule and workload?

Students will complete eight modules worth 15 credits each. If students would like to exit after completing the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Education (GCITE), they will study four modules worth 15 credits each.

Students will be expected to log in regularly and work online for 2-4 hours each week, for each module.

How much time outside of class will I need to spend on study?

Because this programme is delivered 100% online (except for one elective module), students will only need to log in and work for the 2-4 hours per module, per week, as above.

What special facilities or equipment will I be working with?

Students will be working with our learning management system (Moodle), ePortfolios (Mahara) and other web 2.0 tools.

Will this programme be covered by the Government’s fees-free initiative?

What support will I get while I study?

Students will have access to free study preparation courses, academic resources, a specialist student learning services team, a library filled with resources and staffed by expert librarians, a dedicated team for Māori and Pacific support, disability support services, and affordable healthcare on campus.

Undergraduate, semester, pathway and module – what do these words mean?

Undergraduate means any study up to the level of completing a bachelor degree. Our academic year is made up of two main semesters, one from February to June and the other from July to November. We also have a summer semester for some classes. A degree is made up of a mix of compulsory and elective modules; modules are worth between 15 and 60 credits. A year’s worth of full-time study is 120 credits. 


Entry criteria

General academic admission

Candidates are required to have:

i) gained a professional teaching qualification suitable for registration as a teacher; or
ii) gained a professional teaching qualification suitable for teaching in a tertiary institution.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection criteria

a) Candidates are required to be working as educators in some capacity or have access to an environment in which they can practice their skills as educators.
b) 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.
c) Candidates are required to indicate if they have been convicted of a criminal offence. Candidates should be aware that some criminal convictions may limit their ability to secure placements and to complete the programme requirements and/or gain employment in the education field. Candidates are encouraged to discuss the implications of criminal convictions with the Programme Leader and the relevant registration body prior to commencement of study.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

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Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Students starting Semester 2 2023

Module codeModule nameFirst dayTimeVenue
ESGD722ICT and Early Childhood EducationMonday 17 July 2023Not applicableOnline
ESGD705Impact of ICT on SocietyMonday 17 July 2023Not applicableOnline
ESGD714Using Digital Storytelling in the ClassroomMonday 17 July 2023Not applicableOnline
ESGD720Using MyLearning in the classroomMonday 17 July 2023Not applicableOnline
ESGD724Coding Tools for the classroomMonday 17 July 2023Not applicableOnline

Online modules

Access Moodle here and follow the instructions to log in.

The module tutor will contact students before the start of the module, usually the week prior, to ensure students are enrolled correctly and have all the information needed to access Moodle. Students are often contacted via their Wintec student email. If you have any problems with accessing Moodle, please contact the Student Helpdesk on 0800 587 500 or by email.

What you will need

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - payment and permits may be required. Learn more about parking and find out about bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

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