New Zealand Diploma in Software Development
Southern Institute of Technology
Computer Applications and Programming
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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 range of Information Technology (IT) knowledge, specialist practices and technical skills in software development. It will prepare people for employment in an entry-level developer or tester role in a range of organisational contexts, or to proceed to further study.
The qualification is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains, such as general Application Development, Web Development, Games Development, and Mobile Applications Development.
Graduates will be capable of operating within applicable professional standards and practice both as part of a team and independently under broad supervision. They will contribute to software development in Aotearoa New Zealand, and be internationally relevant.
Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having graduates with programming skills including software design, coding, and testing, in all sectors of the economy and society.
Key Information for Students
Application by Academic Qualification Under 20 years of age One of the following: either University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 Three subjects at Level 3, made up of: - 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects including mathematics and digital technologies subjects, and Literacy 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: - 5 credits in reading - 5 credits in writing and Numeracy 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of - specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 all three required) Or one of - New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594] - New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595] - New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2598] Mature Aged Applicants ( 20 years of age and over) Successful completion of one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience: - New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594] - New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595] - New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2598]
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(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||$29,501 - $48,603|
|In further study||29%|
|On a benefit||7%|
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.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.