New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology
Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd
Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 18 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 graduates who have attained a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in Information Technology (IT).
This qualification builds on the learner's existing IT skills from previous qualifications, or relevant experience, and provides the common core for all of the pathways in the professional IT suite of New Zealand qualifications e.g. Ref: 2596, 2597, 2598 and 2604, and may be recognised for credit towards these.
Primarily, it will equip people for further IT related study, and may also prepare people for employment in an entry level IT role.
Graduates will be capable of applying the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in IT. They will also be able to demonstrate awareness of appropriate professional practice, and work both as part of a team and independently, under broad supervision.
Key Information for Students
Candidates can gain entry to this programme by meeting one of the following criteria: a) Based on NZ high school achievement (secondary school study): 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 including 10 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 2, and 10 Numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1; or a recognised equivalent; or b) Based on study completed at a NZ tertiary institution A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3; or A recognised equivalent qualification; or c) Based on Discretionary Entrance Applicants who do not meet any of the entry options stated above, and think they have what it takes to complete this programme, can apply for Discretionary Entrance . The application is based on the applicant s ability to demonstrate a likelihood to succeed in the programme. The decision is at the discretion of the Head of School/Centre Director or their delegate. The ability to progress into further study depends on how successful the applicant is within the programme they apply and are accepted into under Discretionary Entrance . Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
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:
|Earnings range||$31,925 - $49,984|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||9%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
The 'Ko Te Tangata' Scholarship (Bay of Plenty Schools)
University of Waikato - Scholarships Office
Up to $5,000
The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office
For: Assistance with study
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
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.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.