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Information Technology

It’s a specialised world and getting the right start will help you end up where you want to be.

Information technology is full of opportunities! Technology is constantly changing the way we live and IT professionals such as programmers, security specialists, and administrators are in high demand.

Wintec’s range of IT programmes are:

  • Developed with employers - you’ll learn relevant skills covering the latest developments in industry
  • Focus on practical application – you won’t just learn the theory; you’ll learn how to apply because that’s what you’ll be doing in the workplace
  • Build on each other – making it easy for you to transfer between programmes as you go

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You might be looking to return to work, or maybe you just want a better job situation? We have a range of study options to help you make that change. Take the first step toward your future now.

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Career Opportunities in IT

As a Programmer you write, test, develop and maintain computer software programmes so your job could include everything from discussing requirements with a client, working out the design specifications, planning how the programs fit together and then writing the programs to identify faults, maintaining and upgrading programs.

As a Systems Administrator you’re the one who looks after an organisation’s computer hardware, computer software, networks and operating systems. Your day could see you installing new hardware and software, setting up computer networks and operating systems, researching and implementing new technology or training people to use the computer system.

Some people have a gift for figuring out how a computer works. If you’re one of those people you have a future as a computer Systems Technician. Your job would entail assembling, installing, maintaining and repairing computer hardware and software. Your ability to identify and solve problems would be invaluable in any organisation.

As a Software Architect you’re responsible for ensuring an organisation’s software enhances their overall business. So your role is to analyse software and design, and oversee the development of any new software system. Your day could include assessing software applications, creating architectural plans outlining the structure of new software applications, building prototypes, testing and reviewing software… and then fixing any problems.

If you enjoy being the one to provide solutions then a career as a Systems Analyst or Business Analyst could be the solution you’re looking for! A Systems Analyst researches the systems and procedures an organisation uses and then decides what computer applications could improve their business efficiency.

Website Developer designs, produces and often maintains websites. Your day could include meeting with a client to discuss their website requirements and objectives, liaising with writers, designers and system administrators to develop workable content and visual elements, working out structure and a technical plan. Integrating the technical, visual and content aspects to produce a finished product.

See yourself as a bit of a problem solver? Then a Computer Systems Network Engineer has your name all over it. As a Network Engineer you assemble, install, maintain and repair computer hardware, software and related equipment. Your day could include planning and implementing networks, identifying and solving computer problems, updating and repairing equipment, running test programs and keeping detailed records of software and equipment.

Undergraduate programmes

These programmes provide easy progression, with the Level 5 New Zealand Certificate being the first semester of the New Zealand Diploma, and the New Zealand Diploma being the first year of the Degree. This provides easy pathwaying and exit qualifications for students as they progress through their study.


Developed in consultation with industry, these programmes build upon undergraduate IT learning and experience and take technical and academic ability to the next level. Like the undergraduate programmes, they are designed to pathway into one another for easy progression.

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