New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 19 Weeks - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have the essential skills to proceed to further study in a related IT field, work in the field of Information Technology (IT) as a profession under broad guidance in a range of IT entry level support roles, and to communicate with relevant stakeholders in a professional manner.
Organisations and communities will benefit from having IT graduates who have gained industry relevant transferable skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines within IT, enabling them to contribute to society, supporting digital proficiency and capability in a range of community and voluntary areas.
Key Information for Students
Academic Requirements 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits Or New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) Level 3 English Requirements IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|In further study
|On a benefit
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.
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