Graduate Diploma in Information Technology


Subject area

Computer Applications and Programming



1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is a one year programme run in conjunction with the Bachelor of Information Technology for those who have previously studied at degree level to develop specialist IT ability and skills. The qualification prepares graduates for employment, having gained specialised knowledge and skills in IT. It provides graduates with the academic base required for further study and the ability to pursue a professional career in the IT industry. The capstone project undertaken by students provides them with the practical industry-based experience of working in a team to produce an IT solution. This involves successfully applying knowledge and skills to solve real problems.
This qualification provides a forward-looking, versatile programme of study for learners who wish to enter the IT industry, both in New Zealand and globally. Graduates will have the academic base required for further study and the ability to pursue a professional career in the Information Technology industry.
The focus of this qualification is on both theoretical and applied learning, and the development of IT skills and knowledge that are valued both in a range of occupations and professions and in the wider community. The incorporation of industry-focused projects develops both specific skills in a discipline and the transferable skills needed for collaborative and entrepreneurial work.
Graduates have a familiarity with information technologies commonly used in organisations, and the ability to learn new skills in a rapidly changing environment. They have an expectation of ongoing change throughout their careers, and with the skills, attributes and capability to adapt to such changes.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience An applicant with a Bachelor degree in an unrelated discipline, may be granted entry at the discretion of the Programme Manager where it is considered that the applicant has a reasonable chance of succeeding in the qualification International Students - English Language Requirements: All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those learners whose first language is not English should have: o An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

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


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,025 $7,025
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,166 $10,166
Total $17,191 $17,191

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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:

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Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (0800) 944 847
Fax: (04) 920 2401

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

Where does this information come from?

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