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. Or you can progress to further study, such as the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5).

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Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 4
Domestic fees $3,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ2594
Duration

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

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$11,500 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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/

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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

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

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the digital technologies calendar.

Further training or study

Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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.