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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Programme highlights

­­More qualified graduates are needed to fill well-paid roles in Information Technology (IT).

This qualification will provide you with key skills in IT, including:

  • Computer hardware
  • Operating systems and applications (apps)
  • Software development
  • Web development
  • User experience
  • Interface design.

This combination of technical and core skills will prepare you for a range of jobs in IT technical support.

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Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Manukau

Level 4
Domestic fees

$3,600 (approx.)

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

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Programme code NZ2594
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks, part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 3 years.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time

Credits 60
International fees NZD$12,500 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)


Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

562.412 Developing software (15 credits)

Use essential knowledge and concepts of software development to develop basic software applications.

563.402 Stepping in IT (15 credits)

Apply basic knowledge and skills of computer hardware and software to equip them for further study.

563.403 Information systems solutions (15 credits)

Develop essential knowledge and concepts to provide a foundation for supporting information systems.

566.401 Creating websites (15 credits)

Build a multimedia website using essential concepts of development and design.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the digital technologies calendar.

Career opportunities

You will gain experience with all aspects of IT from computer hardware, operating systems, applications, databases and networks to software development, project management, web, user experience, and interface design.

This combination of technical and core skills will prepare you for employment in a range of entry-level support roles in an organisation, which may include business support or retail roles, and some roles in the IT profession under broad guidance. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

Further training or study

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 29 September 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.