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Certificate in Computing (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate user) (Level 3)


Course details

  • Feb 2020
    Jul 2020
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fee Free
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton City Campus or Online delivery


Students in this programme will learn intermediate computing skills to prepare for work or further study. Students will learn skills in project management, web development, branding and design, as well as professional ethical practice, security risks, common hardware and software problems.

Tutors will support students at every step on their journey and extensive online support is provided. All classes take place in computer labs.

Students can enrol full time or there is an online option. With this national qualification, students can improve their job prospects or go onto further study.

What you'll learn

Students' learning experience takes place within a simulated work project so computing skills can be gained in a real life context. As part of a technology design team, students will learn skills in project management, web development, branding and design. The course also introduces professional ethical practice, security risks and how to fix common hardware and software problems.

View programme modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BUAD305​File Management22  
BUAD306​Word Integration34  
BUAD309​Desktop Publishing44  
BUAD310​Project Plan Tools33  
BUAD312​Ethics & Compliance35  
BUAD313Interactive Website35  
BUAD315​Digital Media Integration33  
BUAD316Design Solutions35  
BUAD317​Schematic Diagrams22  
BUAD318​Risk & Security35  
BUAD319​Use Digital Devices23  
BUAD320​Synchronise Data32  
BUAD321​Troubleshoot and Fix33  
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Graduate profile

Thanks to the Certificate in Computing, Naydeen was able to land a job in the energy sector, and can build her career with the skills she gained at Wintec.

Naydeen opted to study the Certificate in Computing online, as this meant she could work at her own pace, study from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection or even utilise the early hours of the morning when she couldn't sleep. The Certificate in Computing course is also delivered face-to-face at the Wintec City Campus.

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Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme will boost their job prospects and may be employed in a range of entry-level roles.

This qualification provides a pathway into a range of qualifications. Graduates may progress to further study in a variety of areas at Level 4 or above, such as:

This qualification can complement other qualifications related to specific industries. Graduates may also be equipped to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level.


Entry criteria

This programme is open to anyone who wants to study. You don't need any previous study or work experience to apply.

Selection criteria

Students may be required to have an interview.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) academic score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; 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.

Join us at pre-induction where you'll get an introduction to the programme, suss out your login to Wintec computers, and take part in a compulsory literacy and numeracy survey.

Date: Monday 15 July
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Dlg.25, City Campus

If you are unable to attend this pre-induction, you will still need to complete these activities at Induction (Friday 19th July) or prior to class starting. Remember to sort out your parking before the day.


Year 1 students starting July 2019

Date:  Friday 19 July
Time:  11am - 2.30pm
Venue: The Atrium - City Campus

(Online students are invited and encouraged to attend if possible but not mandatory)

On 19 July, come to the Atrium in Wintec house at 11am to meet your tutors and new classmates, be given an overview of your programme of study, and receive a personalised timetable.

It is essential that you attend your first day because your participation sets you up for successful study at Wintec.

You are invited to bring whānau and friends to your first day so they can support you and find out what your study is all about.

Get prepared before your first day and make all necessary arrangements for childcare, work, and transport.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

What you need to know
1. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 2 WINTEC (0800 2 2946832) extension 3140 or come to the Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways Office, D Block, Lower Ground Floor. Please keep us updated about any changes to your enrolment.
2. You can view your provisional timetable via the Wintec website once you have accepted your enrolment agreement. This timetable may be subject to change and you will receive your finalised timetable and class at Induction.
3. Bring a pen and paper on your first day. There are no required text books.
4. You have the option of bringing your own device (laptop, tablet). All students also have access to computer labs and computers in the HUB.


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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Health status



Clinical placement

Course guide

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