Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Applied)

Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Limited



1 Year

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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Students under 20 years of age at least 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the NQF. At least 14 of these credits must be from each of two subjects from the approved list. The remaining 14 credits must come from no more than two additional subjects. Also, at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, and at least 8 credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Maori OR Special Admission is available to those students who successfully complete the Certificate for Advanced Computer Users, Level 4 or equivalent qualification OR On a case by case basis upon application to the Head of School. International Students IELTS score of 5.5 Academic with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

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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:

Median earnings $39,811
Earnings range $31,085 - $46,897
In employment 57%
In further study 29%
On a benefit 9%

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

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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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