New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)

Programme details

Translation Pōkaitahi o Aotearoa Hangarau Mōhiohio (Pae 5)
Code NZ2595
Level 5
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

Learn how to apply the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in the information technology industry.

Develop core skills in IT infrastructure, software, multimedia, networks and programming to meet a wide range of business computing needs.

Career opportunities

Entry level IT technical or support roles.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) qualification, students must pass a total of 60 credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will have be able to:

  • Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements.
  • Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
  • Apply the fundamentals of interaction design concepts and practice to enhance interface design.
  • Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications.
  • Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional.
  • Apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making techniques to provide innovative and timely Information Technology outcomes.

Entry criteria

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

  • The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4), or equivalent skills, knowledge and experience.

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Compulsory courses

Course details (all level 5, 15 credits)

COMP.5201 Information Technology Operations
COMP.5202 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
COMP.5203 Professional Practice
COMP.5204 Enterprise

Page last updated: 30 Sep 2017