New Zealand Diploma in Software Development

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Subject area

Computer Applications and Programming

Qualification

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Entry requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites for this qualification
Learners 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) [Ref: 2594]
- New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595]
- New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2598]

International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency for the level at which they intend to study. Details of English language entry requirements are contained in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 (Appendix 2). E.g. IELTS Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5; or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) [Ref: 1884].

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:

$32,060

Median earnings one year after study

$37,136

Median earnings two years after study

$45,650

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

49%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GCSB Tertiary Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community

Website:

https://www.nzic.govt.nz

Value:

The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.

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Spark Scholarship

Provided by:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara - Scholarships

Website:

http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships

Value:

$5,000 per annum

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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.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 3095970
Fax: (09) 302 2957
Email: darrynm@whitecliffe.ac.nz
Web: http://www.whitecliffe.ac.nz

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