New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology
Whitireia New Zealand Ltd
Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 20 Weeks - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have attained a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in Information Technology (IT).
This qualification builds on the learner's existing IT skills from previous qualifications, or relevant experience, and provides the common core for all of the pathways in the professional IT suite of New Zealand qualifications e.g. Ref: 2596, 2597, 2598 and 2604, and may be recognised for credit towards these.
Primarily, it will equip people for further IT related study, and may also prepare people for employment in an entry level IT role.
Graduates will be capable of applying the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in IT. They will also be able to demonstrate awareness of appropriate professional practice, and work both as part of a team and independently, under broad supervision.
Key Information for Students
New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) or equivalent study/work experience International students: IELTS Academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.0 or equivalent. Minimum 42 credits at NCEA Level 3, including 14 credits in Digital Technologies or Computing AND minimum 10 credits in Maths and 10 credits in English at Level 2, OR equivalent knowledge and skills.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$19,052 - $38,141|
|In further study||66%|
|On a benefit||5%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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