Goodbye fees, study digital technologies for free.
As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study three of our digital technologies programmes for free^.
With skills in Information Technology (IT), you can play a big part in the success of industries that not only drive the modern world, but can also completely change how it works.
Our programmes have been developed after working with schools, businesses and the community to include all the components to ensure your success in this field. Our strong industry relationships mean you keep up with the latest advances and techniques that are in demand in the real world.
- Our certificate and diploma qualifications will provide you with general IT skills.
- Our bachelor of digital technologies, and graduate diploma options, will further develop and focus your interests and experience into a more specific area. Choose to specialise in networking, software and web development or data analytics.
- Our postgraduate programmes in applied technologies will take you to the next step in your IT career. Choose to specialise in cyber security or data analytics.
Keen to study a stand-alone course?
Whether you are an individual who wants to upskill or a business looking for specialised staff training, this is where you'll find it.
Find out more about shorts courses in digital technologies or drone operations.
"I chose to study at MIT after attending an open day and meeting the lecturers who I felt could help me get the right start in my career. It was a great choice. During my studies for a Bachelor of Information Systems, I gained expert knowledge, tools and valuable industry experience through an internship. I’m dyslexic but the open learning style at MIT allowed me to overcome any potential disadvantage from this.
Everyone I graduated with got jobs quickly, and there are so many opportunities with ICT in New Zealand and overseas. I’m working as a web developer, which I love. Thanks to what I learnt at MIT I can quickly pick up new technologies and techniques, and use them effectively in my job.
My employer has commented on the strong industry knowledge I gained at MIT and the new ideas I continue to bring to the company."
"I chose to study at MIT because of its strong academic reputation. The graduate diploma allowed me to develop industry-specific skills and the professors are world-class.
The training I gained in the IT industry set me up for a career in almost any sector I could imagine including financial services, education, transportation, manufacturing, oil and gas, government, hospitality and healthcare. Graduates with ICT and networking skills are in short supply worldwide.
Since graduating, I have got a job as a service desk engineer, providing technical services to the company and customers.
My qualification is recognised anywhere in the world. MIT has given me an excellent foundation to be an immediate contributor to the IT field and for achieving my goal of becoming a managed services engineer.”
"After leaving high school I was a little lost but I enjoyed playing on the computer as a hobby, so I decided I would give digital technologies a try. The course teaches us a lot about web design and coding. It is difficult but also really fun.
After studying you can go and work in IT or you can use your skills to build your own websites, so it will help if you want to start a career in that.
What I enjoy most about MIT is the opportunity to make new friends. It’s a fun and outgoing atmosphere here. You learn new things every day. I want to aim for my bachelors and try to make it in life."
"There are so many success stories from MIT - I knew right away this was the place to start my future.
I’ve always been interested in computers and wanted to know more, so taking the next step to pursue this as a career was a natural choice. I chose to study a Bachelor of ICT to learn the fundamentals and am now qualified to go straight into the industry. There are so many job opportunities open to me, which is really exciting.
As a female, studying in a male-dominated sector was a little intimidating at first, but the support of the people around me, including the lecturers, gave me the confidence to believe in myself.
My advice to anyone considering MIT would be to not let anything stand in the way of pursuing your dreams."
"I chose this subject because its always been a passion of mine. Since I was a 4-year old I was playing with computers. This just felt like the right place to come.
We are studying a range of exciting courses like technical support, computer architecture, and software development. We are learning how to code, create websites, assemble and disassemble computers. If you are ever interested in working in the software or hardware side of things then computer development is for you, that’s what you want to do. It provides you with so many practical skills, life skills, and even social skills.
My goal is to land a safe and steady job that will allow me to provide for myself and other people."
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"I am an international student. I study digital technologies, majoring in software development.
My husband is an IT guy, that is where my interest in the subject started from. I think it's pretty cool. MIT Is a great place to be. I have been at other institutes and MIT is the most practical. IT is a really interesting subject because you really have to understand the logic before you can further progress.
I want to further myself and see if I can go further in this area because I really enjoy it. My advice is to come along because it’s a great place to be."
Guiyu Fei (Tracy)
"Through the years of studying at MIT, I never thought I’d find a place I could really call home for me after studying elsewhere. Through all the ups and downs, I’ve loved the connections and experiences I’ve had with both my fellow graduates and lecturers.
It is many thanks to MIT that I’ve seen myself grow into a person that I hope MIT can be proud of. MIT is home and family who will always have a piece of my heart."
“I graduated MIT as the highest paid software and web development graduate, all thanks to MIT for providing me with the soft and technical skills, practical experience and valuable knowledge that I wouldn’t get anywhere else.
MIT is by far the most unique educational facility I have experienced to date, that is because MIT has a different learning approach that is very engaging and practical. I fell in love with MIT because of how the courses were delivered. The lecturers were highly engaged with students one-on-one and there was so much practical hands-on experience that wasn’t available elsewhere."
Get a real-life industry experience at MIT
"I gained the soft and technical skills that employers want. No other institution's quite the same as MIT."
When studying digital technologies at level 7 (or higher) with MIT you’ll learn to apply your academic skills and knowledge as you complete a real-life industry placement in the workplace. Find out how Sabrina’s industry experience and bachelor qualification helped her secure a job as a business analysist with Westpac.
“MIT are known for helping to build, mould and prepare students with the experience, knowledge, skills, and confidence to make the world a better place. So, I knew this would be the right place to begin this part of my journey.
“Studying technology can open up a number of endless options and career paths.
Every company needs tech experts that help keep things running – giving you the opportunity to shape a future you can be proud of.
On my first year of studying at MIT, my lecturer approached me and said... “I really want you to do well in this course. There are hardly any females in technology, even more so, Pacific Islanders in ‘networking’ and I’m rooting for you all the way”. In this moment I knew that what I was doing would hopefully encourage others to follow a career in tech and one day I would help pave the way for other Pasifika females who are looking at getting into technology.
A month after I graduated from MIT, I was able to secure a job as a Network Services Coordinator at one of New Zealand’s top tech companies, Datacom. I feel so grateful and blessed to be given an opportunity to put to use all that I have learnt through my studies at MIT and to be working at a company I never thought would be a possibility as a graduate, but more so as a Pacific Islander.
No matter what stage in your life journey you are at, MIT is a great choice for you to begin or continue with your education. Whether you are straight out of high school or looking for a fresh new start, MIT will have many options to choose from. Courses are delivered in a way that keep you engaged, connected and involved with your learning and as a bonus, you get to meet great people along the way.
Education is key to success and MIT has played a pivotal part as the foundation of what I have accomplished so far. I have found myself no longer holding back but knowing I have the potential and mindset to achieve and follow my dreams.
MIT has a unique and diverse culture that makes you feel accepted and a sense of belonging."
"For my industry project I was selected to go to an organisation called Cianaa Technologies, as a Cyber Security Awareness Specialist.
While there, I was asked to help pilot their awareness program for payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS). They wanted to be able to educate and teach existing and potential customers of the dangers and risks of not protecting and safeguarding credit card information.
Together, my partner and I were to create a series of videos, using a software design tool that would be simple enough for clients and customers to understand vulnerabilities and risks of credit card data if not secured properly and if it got into the wrong hands. We outlined the different types of security breaches, as well as provided resolutions on how to mitigate risks and threats.
Cianaa Technologies were happy with the results of the industry project and wanted the work to continue well after the assignment had finished. With an A+ as a result of months of hard work, it was all worth the long hours and sleepless nights."
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies (Level 8) (Strands in Data Analytics and Cyber Security)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Technologies (Level 8) (Strands in Data Analytics and Cyber Security)
- Master of Applied Technologies (Level 9) (Strands in Data Analytics and Cyber Security)
^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation. Note: if your programme of study goes beyond 31 December 2022, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs. Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees.