New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems
New Zealand Skills and Education College
Information Systems 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 stranded qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have attained a range of specialist professional and technical Information Systems (IS) skills and current ways of working including Agile and DevOps. It will prepare people for employment in an intermediate level IS role in a range of organisational contexts, operating both independently and as part of a team.
Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having IT professionals who are experienced and qualified in specific contexts within IS, and an ability to work in Agile development environments. This qualification provides an opportunity for people wanting to broaden their skills and knowledge in IS, which may include people already working in the IT sector, as well as others wishing to enter it.
Graduates of this qualification will have the information systems skills that will enable them to contribute to society, supporting digital proficiency and using their digital capability in a range of community and voluntary areas, and proceed to further study.
Graduates of the Business Analysis strand will have a focus on business analysis and managing software development processes.
Graduates of the User Experience strand will have a focus on human computer interaction (HCI).
Graduates of the IT Project Management strand will have a focus on the tools and techniques used in IT project management.
Graduates of the Information Systems Innovation strand will have a focus on innovation to address organisational needs and opportunities.
Graduates of the Data Analysis strand will have a focus on the tools and techniques used in the analysis of big data.
Key Information for Students
Higher secondary qualification (yr 12) from NZ or overseas equivalent or suitable industry experience or pass in NZSE pre-enrolment test. Must have basic computer literacy and access to PC for off-campus learning. Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students.
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||$29,501 - $48,603|
|In further study||29%|
|On a benefit||7%|
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.
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.