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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)


  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • 1 semester fulltime
  • Fees : $3,489* (per semester) (International students: Please click here for fee information)​
  • Wintec City Campus, Hamilton

This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of the core concepts and skills of Information Technology (IT).

You will learn to apply the fundamentals of IT technical support, information systems, integration design, and software development as well as the core skills required of an IT practitioner.

This programme is the first semester of the Diploma and Degree if you decide to progress to further study.


Schedule of Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
​​COMP501Information Technology Operations

Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving

INFO501Professional Practice

Business Systems Analysis and Design​​
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Entry Requirements:

Candidates are required to have:

24 credits at NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in English or Māori; or

A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3 or above; or Equivalent

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

Candidates aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work/life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Candidates aged over 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.​

Career/further opportunities:

​Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of entry level positions in the IT industry, and will be capable of applying the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in IT. Additionally, graduates who go on to further learning towards other New Zealand Diplomas may be granted credit recognition for this Certificate qualification. They may only need to complete their learning for the additional skills and knowledge required, for example, for the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) qualification, or they may go on to study at under-graduate degree level. It is recognised that the scope of the programme outcomes will match the requirements for IT support roles at Tier 1.

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