Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology


Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Application and Selection Criteria Application and selection criteria for the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology are as follows: Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor's degree or graduate diploma in information technology or related subject with at least a B grade average at level 7. Special Admission Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry. Provisional Part-time Admission An applicant, who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry. Additional Criteria In addition, the following requirements also apply to all applicants in all admission categories: Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed tests of English language competence in accordance with NZQA rules below IELTS test - Score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6 TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE) TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 90 or higher (with a writing score of 21) University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - CAE with a score of 58 or higher or CPE with a score of 45 or higher NZCEL - Level 5 with the Academic endorsement The Head of Faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in the postgraduate programmes. All enrolments in the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology are approved at the discretion of the Programme Manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required. Selection Criteria Right of entry into programmes of study is restricted by SIT and apparent eligibility may not lead to automatic acceptance. Applicants must demonstrate attributes that, in the assessment of SIT, should lead to success. Where SIT is satisfied that it is necessary to do so because of insufficiency of staff, accommodation, or equipment it may determine the maximum number of students who may be enrolled in a particular course of study. Where the number of applications for enrolment exceeds the number of places in any case where such a limitation applies, the criteria for selection shall be academic merit and suitability for admission to that course of study. Eligible students not admitted to their chosen course of study will be placed on a waiting list and/or referred to another programme. Applications should be received by SIT no later than the due date. Late applications may be considered, subject to availability of places. Applicants may be required to attend an interview, or if they live at some distance from the campus, complete a telephone interview. Applicants may be required to provide copies of applicable certificates and evidence of previous achievements prior to the interview date.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is primarily aimed at IT professionals wishing to undertake a short programme of study in order to upgrade their qualifications, update their knowledge and advance their careers.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Information Technology at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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Phone: (03) 211 2699
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