New Zealand Diploma in Software Development

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Computer Applications and Programming




2 Years

Total student fees


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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

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry to the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) programme will be in accordance with the criteria specified in the Toi Ohomai's Regulatory Framework (Academic Regulations). Students enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience. NCEA Level 2 or 3 with appropriate credits in mathematics and digital technologies subjects New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) International students must have an IELTS overall Academic Score of 6 (with no band score lower than 5.5), or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

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


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,047 $12,095
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,645 $19,290
Total $15,692 $31,385

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

Student Success


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 $39,579
Earnings range $29,501 - $48,603
In employment 59%
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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Scholarship information

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$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Fax: (07) 544 2386

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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.

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