New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Begin your journey as an Information Technology (IT) professional with practical training across a range of key foundational skills that are in high demand by the industry worldwide.

You’ll 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. You’ll also be introduced to important organisational and people skills that will enable you to communicate clearly and professionally with other team members and clients. This combination of technical and core skills will prepare you for employment in a range of IT technical support roles or as a pathway to further study. MIT also offers the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5).

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2018: Programme Guide and Timetable

2019: Programme Guide and Timetable

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 4
Domestic fees $3,300 approx.
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2594
Duration

19 weeks full-time (includes 3 weeks of breaks), or part-time

Study Method Full-time or part-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$11,200 approx.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

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

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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.

Programme structure

Level 4 (15 credits each)
You must complete four compulsory 15 credit courses

562.412 Developing Software

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

563.402 Stepping in IT

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

563.403 Information Systems Solutions

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

566.401 Creating Websites

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

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Graduates who successfully complete this programme can pathway into the New Zealand Diploma in in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5).

Once you’ve achieved this qualification, explore your next study option and see how you could become one of MIT degree grads who earn more*. To be among the highest employment rates and those who are the best paid, find out more here.

Offered by

School of Digital Technologies

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.