New Zealand Diploma in Software Development
New Zealand Skills and Education College
Computer Applications and Programming
Total student fees
over 2 Years - 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 range of Information Technology (IT) knowledge, specialist practices and technical skills in software development and current ways of working including Agile and DevOps. It will prepare people for employment in an entry-level developer or tester role in a range of organisational contexts, working with applicable professional standards and practice, both as part of a team and independently under broad supervision.
This 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.
Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having graduates with programming skills including software design, coding, and testing, and an ability to work in Agile development environments in all sectors of the economy and society. Graduates of this qualification will have the software development 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 to proceed to further study.
Key Information for Students
Academic Entry Requirements: There are no compulsory academic entry requirements, however learners enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications: NCEA Level 2 or 3 with appropriate credits in mathematics and digital technologies subjects New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594] New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595] New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2598] or possess equivalent knowledge, skills and experience or achieve a pass in a pre-enrolment test 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 6, with no band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent score in NZSE's internal English Proficiency Assessment. International students must hold a valid study visa to enrol in this programme. There are no mandatory prerequisites (including prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements) for entry to this qualification.
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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