Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology


Subject area

Information Systems not elsewhere classified



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Level 7 is structured to provide students with advanced ICT skills ready for immediate application in industry. The programme provides students with focused instruction in either Software Development or Computer Networking, as well as covering core aspects of professionalism relating to the ICT industry. Graduates will be prepared for immediate employability in their chosen field of ICT, or enrolment in further education.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree, or higher qualification in an Information and Communications Technology ICT related discipline from a New Zealand University, Polytechnic or NZQA Approved Provider Or Graduate equivalency for those who can demonstrate appropriate practical, professional or educational experience in ICT. Those entering with a bachelor degree, or higher qualification, will be required to present either an original or certificate copy of their academic transcript issued by the awarding institute. International students must hold a Bachelor degree, or higher qualification in an ICT related discipline from an accredited international provider and IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent. In addition to this international applications under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency.

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)
$7,029 $7,029
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,357 $10,357
Total $17,386 $17,386

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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 N/A
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

Phone: (06) 952 7000
Fax: (06) 952 7023

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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