Career Guidance Workshop
Are you unsure of your future path or looking for a career change? Or do you need some advice on what your next step could look like? Our Career Guidance Workshop can help you plan your current or future career journey.
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.
Learning takes place in a project-based environment so that 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 practices, security risks and how to fix common hardware and software problems.
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites|
| BUAD305||File Management||2||2|
| BUAD306||Word Integration||3||4|
| BUAD309||Desktop Publishing||4||4|
| BUAD310||Project Plan Tools||3||3|
| BUAD312||Ethics & Compliance||3||5|
| BUAD313||Interactive Website||3||5|
| BUAD316||Design Solutions||3||5|
| BUAD317||Schematic Diagrams||2||2|
| BUAD318||Risk & Security||3||5|
| BUAD319||Use Digital Devices||2||3|
| BUAD320||Synchronise Data||3||2|
| BUAD321||Troubleshoot and Fix||3||3|
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.
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.
This programme is made up of direct teaching hours and self-directed or independent study. If you study full-time, you have 22 hours each week of timetabled classes in our computer labs.
You are also expected to complete 16 hours per week of self-directed study. Self-directed study includes, but is not limited to:
This programme is open to anyone who wants to gain transferrable computer skills. No previous study or work experience is needed to apply, and there are full or part-time options available.
Computing skills are highly sought after and are used across all industries. The skills and knowledge gained may help you improve job prospects or go on to study further.
This programme is open to anyone who wants to study. You don't need any previous study or work experience to apply.
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.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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.
Semester 1 2024
Date: Friday 9 February 2024
Venue: A2.04a, A Block, City Campus
If you are a new student, it is compulsory for you to attend your first day (induction) and we welcome you to bring whānau and friends to support you. You will be introduced to your tutors and new classmates, be given an overview of this programme, and receive a personalised timetable. Online students are encouraged to attend, but it is not compulsory.
Please bring a pen and notebook on your first day. There are no required textbooks for this course, and workbooks will be provided to you on your first day. You have the option of bringing your own device (eg a laptop or tablet). You will also have access to computer labs and computers in the campus hubs.
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.
If you have any questions or need help, please contact us at 0800 2 Wintec or visit the Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways office, located in D Block on the lower ground floor at the City Campus.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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