New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support

New Zealand Skills and Education College

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

Qualification

Duration

32 Weeks

Total student fees

$8,726

over 32 Weeks - details

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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), with a technical support focus.

Graduates will have an awareness of the IT environment, can respond to the needs of users, and 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 under broad supervision.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit by having IT Professionals with technical support skills that will be industry relevant. Graduates of this qualification will have the IT technical skills that will enable them to contribute to society, supporting digital proficiency and capability in a range of community and voluntary areas, and proceed to further study.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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 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] New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595] 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.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


Duration

32 Weeks


Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,726 $8,726
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,840 $9,840
Total $18,566 $18,566

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.


Student Success

59%


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $41,008
Earnings range $31,925 - $49,984
In employment 68%
In further study 19%
On a benefit 9%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Mary Adeline Allen Scholarship

Provided by:

Kelston Deaf Education Centre - The Tertiary Co-ordinator

Website:

http://www.kdec.school.nz/Education/Scholarships

Value:

Up to $3,000.

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Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees up to $5,000 per annum.

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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.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 827 6100
Fax: (09) 827 2660
Email: nzqa@nzse.ac.nz
Web: http://www.nzse.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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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