New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support
Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Limited
Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 1 Year - 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 attained a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in Information Technology (IT), with a technical support focus. It will equip people for employment in roles such as computer technician, service desk or technical support, or prepare them for further study.
Graduates will have an awareness of the IT environment, appreciate the needs of users, and be able to provide IT technical support. They will also be able to operate within the applicable professional standards and practice, as part of a team, or independently with a broad level of supervision.
Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit by having IT Professionals with technical support skills that will be internationally relevant.
Key Information for Students
NCEA Level 3 (including Literacy 10 credits at Level 2 and Numeracy 10 Credits at Level 1) OR New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) OR On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean. Minimum entry requirement for international students IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). In addition to this international applications under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency.
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||$31,085 - $46,897|
|In further study||29%|
|On a benefit||9%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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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.