New Zealand Diploma in Software Testing


Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

Current legislation and regulations can be accessed at
Current AS/NZS standards can be accessed at
Industry standards impacting testing include New Zealand Government web standards, appropriate International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and IEEE standards, and ISTQB guidelines.
Relevant codes of ethics and professional practice, including the following, can be accessed at:
- ITP Code of Ethics
- ITP Professional Practice Guidelines, including the ITP Code of Practice and ITP Professional Knowledge Curriculum
- ISTQB International Software Testing Qualifications Board Code of Ethics

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification was co-developed by IT Professionals New Zealand (ITP) and NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS).
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have attained internationally transferable industry-relevant knowledge and technical skills that will equip them to work in entry-level roles in the specialised field of software testing, or to proceed to further study.
Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having testing professionals who have developed a testing mindset. They will be able to verify and validate IT systems, and identify, analyse and communicate product/service and organisational risks to support product/service quality and organisational performance.
Graduates will be capable of operating within the applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Information Technology at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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