New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
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 current knowledge and specialist skills in a specific area of Information Technology (IT) practice, in response to the changing needs and demands of the dynamic IT environment.
This qualification is designed for individuals with practical experience in the field of IT, or those who have completed studies, that now require updating in a specific area of IT practice, primarily for employment outcomes.
This qualification is stranded to enable practitioners to update specialist skills for currency in either Server Administration, Network Administration, Information Technology Security, or Software Testing.
Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having an on-going supply of IT practitioners who are experienced and qualified in an area of current IT practice, and who may also meet the requirements of internationally recognised industry certifications.
Graduates of this qualification will have the IT practitioner skills that will enable them to contribute to society, supporting digital proficiency and capability in a range of community and voluntary areas, and will be able to operate within the applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team.
Key Information for Students
Academic Requirements New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) or equivalent English Requirements IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 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:
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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.
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.