New Zealand Diploma in Software Development
Northland Polytechnic Ltd
Computer Applications and Programming
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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 graduates who have attained a range of Information Technology (IT) knowledge, specialist practices and technical skills in software development. It will prepare people for employment in an entry-level developer or tester role in a range of organisational contexts, or to proceed to further study.
The qualification is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains, such as general Application Development, Web Development, Games Development, and Mobile Applications Development.
Graduates will be capable of operating within applicable professional standards and practice both as part of a team and independently under broad supervision. They will contribute to software development in Aotearoa New Zealand, and be internationally relevant.
Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having graduates with programming skills including software design, coding, and testing, in all sectors of the economy and society.
Key Information for Students
Recommended credits in mathematics, digital technologies (NCEA Level 2 or 3), or previous qualification in Information Technology or similar subject. International students must have IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5 or equivalent NZ certificate in English Language at level 5.
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.
Examples of related scholarships
CrazyGames.com Annual Student Scholarship
CrazyGames.com - Scholarships Coordinator
$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship
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.