New Zealand Diploma in Software Development

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Computer Applications and Programming

Qualification

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Entry requirements

None.

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:

$33,000

Median earnings one year after study

$37,000

Median earnings two years after study

$47,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

41%

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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CrazyGames.com Annual Student Scholarship

Provided by:

CrazyGames.com - Scholarships Coordinator

Website:

http://crazygames.com/scholarship

Value:

$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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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: (9) 309 5970
Fax: (09) 302 2957
Email: feroz@whitecliffe.ac.nz
Web: http://www.whitecliffe.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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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