New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

Programme details

Translation Pōkaitahi o Aotearoa Mahi Rorohiko (Kaiwhakamahi Waenga) (Pae 3)
Code NZ2592
Level 3
Credits 60
Duration 1 semester
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Study options Full-time, Part-time
Students may study either via the in class option, or by flexi-study. Flexi-study is where most learning is self-directed at home, with in class learning available as needed.
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Further study New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
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Programme aim

Graduates will be capable of using a range of common digital tools and technologies to an intermediate level, to produce and process information, and operate effectively with skills that will meet standard professional conventions and be internationally relevant. 

This qualification may build on existing skills and can be used to recognise the achievement of relevant knowledge and skills by those already employed. This qualification can complement other qualifications in specific industries.

Course content

COMP.3201 Workstation Essentials
COMP.3202 Essential Computing Skills
COMP.3203 Design Basics
COMM.3200 Communication in Practice

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) qualification, students must pass a total of 60 compulsory credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:
  • Use a wide range of features, functions and settings of common digital devices, software and techniques to search, combine and manipulate data to create, access, organise, present and store information and data.
  • Investigate, plan, design and create solutions to meet the requirements of a specified brief.
  • Identify risks and meet compliance requirements when using digital tools and digitally stored and transmitted information, and explain procedures and implement solutions to meet security requirements in an organisation context.
  • Consistently apply appropriate ethics, standards, principles and practices to comply with legal and organisational requirements.
  • Apply communication principles to effectively collaborate with others in a digital environment.
  • Use a variety of digital devices to transfer data across multiple platforms.
  • Trouble-shoot and fix a range of common hardware and software problems.

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 (User Fundamentals) (Level 2), or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

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

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Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017