New Zealand Diploma in Software Testing

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Current legislation and regulations can be accessed at www.legislation.govt.nz
Current AS/NZS standards can be accessed at www.standards.govt.nz
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 www.itp.nz/Members/Code-of-Ethics
- ITP Professional Practice Guidelines, including the ITP Code of Practice and ITP Professional Knowledge Curriculum www.itp.nz/Members/Practice-Guidelines
- ISTQB International Software Testing Qualifications Board Code of Ethics www.istqb.org/about-as/istqb%C2%AE-code-of-ethics-for-test-professionals

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:

$35,000

Median earnings one year after study

$39,000

Median earnings two years after study

$48,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

58%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Mary Adeline Allen Scholarship

Provided by:

Kelston Deaf Education Centre - The Tertiary Co-ordinator

Website:

http://www.kdec.school.nz/Education/Scholarships

Value:

Up to $3,000.

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Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees up to $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: (4) 463 3000
Fax: (04) 802 3112
Web: http://

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.

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