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.
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"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.”
Independently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees. They can also expect to be among the best paid. Explore your study options and become one of MIT grads who earn more.
"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."
Daniel Owen tongia-Lennon
"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."
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). 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.