New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology
New Zealand Skills and Education College
Information Technology not elsewhere classified
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
This qualification was co-developed by IT Professionals New Zealand (ITPNZ) and NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS).
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have attained a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in Information Technology (IT), can apply the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in IT, and are able to proceed to further IT-related study.
As an emerging IT professional, graduates will be aware of appropriate professional practice, and work both as part of a team and independently, under broad supervision.
Graduates of this qualification will have the IT skills that will enable them to contribute to society, supporting digital proficiency and capability in a range of community and voluntary areas.
Key Information for Students
Academic Entry Requirements: There are no compulsory academic entry requirements, however it is recommended that learners enrolling for this programme hold one of the following: NCEA Level 2 or 3, with appropriate credits in mathematics and digital technologies subjects New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) [Ref: 2592] New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (Level 4) [Ref: 2593] New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594] or possess equivalent knowledge, skills and experience as evidenced by a pass in the pre-entry knowledge test for this programme English Language Entry Requirements: Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to IELTS Academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5; or equivalent score in NZSE s internal English Proficiency Assessment. There are no mandatory prerequisites (including prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements) for entry to this qualification.
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||$20,206 - $38,010|
|In further study||35%|
|On a benefit||21%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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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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