New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design


Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies



19 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for ākonga/learners who are seeking to develop a range of introductory technical skills and conceptual knowledge in digital media and design contexts.

Graduates of this qualification will have developed the practical application of knowledge and skills in preparation for further study.

Graduates will be able to operate under limited supervision.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants shld demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following quals or crses of study: NCEA Lv1. Demonstrated knowledge in Computing and/or Technology sub fields. Applicants who do not meet academic criteria above may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate: Equivalent knowledge & skills; and/or previous & relevant life skills or wrk experience; and/or other formal or informal study such as to suggest likelihood of successful programme completion. Applicants who seek entry under the above entry criteria may be required to attend an interview or undertake a challenge assessment equivalent to academic entry. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of having passed such test of English language competence. All applicants must declare their colour vision status as per the "Colour Vision Declaration Form". Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of having passed such test of English language competence as the Academic Board will from time to time approve

Detailed requirements

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


19 Weeks

Tuition Fees

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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 $39,000
Earnings range $28,000 - $48,000
In employment 47%
In further study 33%
On a benefit 9%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 948 896
Phone: (06) 757 3100
Fax: (06) 757 3236

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

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.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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