Research in Action
Our Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise invites you to Research in Action, showcasing IT research at Wintec and in the wider Waikato.
This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills for a career in Information Technology. You will acquire broad vocational knowledge and practical skills, with an understanding of the core concepts in IT.
You will develop an awareness of the IT environment and an appreciation of the needs of users. You will develop the skills to work in roles such as computer technician, help desk and technical support officer, entry level network administrator, network engineer, and applications support analyst with a particular focus on technical support.
This programme incorporates the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology. It is also equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor of Applied IT so if you choose to progress to the degree you will only need to undertake another two years of study.
In your first semester you will study the same four modules as the Certificate in Information Technology. In your second semester your modules will be:
Candidates are required to have:
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.
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites||Assessment Standard|
| COMP501||Information Technology Operations||5||15||N/A|
| COMP502||Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving||5||15||N/A|
| INFO501||Professional Practice||5||15||N/A|
| INFO502||Business Systems Analysis and Design||5||15||N/A|
| COMP503||Introduction to Networks||5||15||N/A|
| COMP504||IOperating Systems and System Support||5||15||N/A|
| INFO503||Database Principles||5||15||N/A|
| INFO504||ITechnical Support||5||15||N/A|
Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of positions in the IT industry such as computer technicians, help desk and technical support officers, entry level network administrators, network engineers, and in applications support analyst roles, with a particular focus as a technical support professional.
The programme can lead on to further progressive study at degree level.
Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.
While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.
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