New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Programme details

Translation Pōkaitahi o Aotearoa Hangarau Mōhiohio Tika (Pae 4)
Code NZ2594
Level 4
Credits 60
Duration 1 semester
Domestic student fee $2,864* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Programme aim

Graduates will have gained internationally relevant transferable skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines within IT, essential for working under broad guidance in a range of entry level support roles which may include business support or retail roles, and some roles in the IT profession. Graduates will also be capable of communicating with relevant stakeholders in a professional manner.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4), students must pass a total of 60 credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:
  • Apply essential knowledge and concepts of computer hardware, operating systems, applications, and networks to provide support for hardware and software resources and a foundation for the IT Profession
  • Apply essential knowledge and concepts of business analysis, database, and user experience to provide a foundation for supporting organisational information systems requirements.
  • Contribute to user interface design using essential knowledge and concepts of web design.
  • Apply essential knowledge and concepts of software development to provide a foundation for developing applications.
  • Apply project management and planning tools to meet the requirements of specified briefs and provide a foundation for the IT Profession.
  • Apply appropriate professional, ethical and legal principles and practices to comply with legal and organisational requirements and provide a foundation for the IT Profession.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally to maintain relationships and achieve objectives in a range of contexts within the IT industry.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

Students enrolling are expected to hold the New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3), appropriate assessments in Digital Technologies Level 2, or equivalent skills and knowledge.

International students must have an IELTS overall Academic Score of 5.5 (with no band score lower than 5.0), or equivalent, issued within the last two years.

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Compulsory courses

Courses within this programme (all level 4, and 15 credits each, Mokoia Campus)
COMP.4203 Professional Practice, Semester 1
COMP.4205 Computer Essentials, Semester 1
COMP.4204 System Development, Semester 2
COMP.4206 Web Design Essentials, Semester 2


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

Page last updated: 08 Dec 2017