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Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Agriculture & Horticulture

*CertificateAgriculture & Horticulture47
*STARAgriculture & Horticulture47

Architectural Technology

*DiplomaArchitectural Technology28
*Short CourseArchitectural Technology28

Art, Design & Photography

*DegreeArt, Design & Photography33
*DiplomaArt, Design & Photography33
*CertificateArt, Design & Photography33
*Short CourseArt, Design & Photography33

Audio Production

*Graduate DiplomaAudio Production29
*Graduate CertificateAudio Production29
*DegreeAudio Production29
*CertificateAudio Production29

Automotive

*CertificateAutomotive2

Beauty Therapy

*DiplomaBeauty Therapy30

Business, Coaching & Project Management

*Postgraduate DiplomaBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3
*Graduate DiplomaBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3
*Graduate CertificateBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3
*DegreeBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3
*DiplomaBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3
*CertificateBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3
*Short CourseBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3
*STARBusiness, Coaching & Project Management3

Computing & IT

*Postgraduate DiplomaComputing & IT32
*Graduate DiplomaComputing & IT32
*Graduate CertificateComputing & IT32
*DegreeComputing & IT32
*DiplomaComputing & IT32
*CertificateComputing & IT32
*Short CourseComputing & IT32
*STARComputing & IT32

Construction

*CertificateConstruction4

Dramatic Arts

*Graduate DiplomaDramatic Arts6

Education

*DiplomaEducation27
*CertificateEducation27
*STAREducation27

Electrotechnology

*CertificateElectrotechnology7
*Short CourseElectrotechnology7

English Language

*CertificateEnglish Language34

Environmental Management

*Graduate DiplomaEnvironmental Management35
*Graduate CertificateEnvironmental Management35
*DegreeEnvironmental Management35
*CertificateEnvironmental Management35
*Short CourseEnvironmental Management35

Fashion

*DegreeFashion5
*CertificateFashion5

Film & Animation

*Graduate DiplomaFilm & Animation38
*DegreeFilm & Animation38
*DiplomaFilm & Animation38

Floristry

*CertificateFloristry26

Hairdressing

*CertificateHairdressing44

Health & Safety

*DiplomaHealth & Safety54

Hospitality

*DiplomaHospitality10
*CertificateHospitality10
*Short CourseHospitality10

Joinery

*CertificateJoinery36
*Short CourseJoinery36

Journalism, Communications & PR

*Graduate DiplomaJournalism, Communications & PR12
*Graduate CertificateJournalism, Communications & PR12
*DegreeJournalism, Communications & PR12
*DiplomaJournalism, Communications & PR12

Massage Therapy

*DegreeMassage Therapy37
*DiplomaMassage Therapy37
*CertificateMassage Therapy37

Mechanical Engineering

*DiplomaMechanical Engineering14
*CertificateMechanical Engineering14
*Short CourseMechanical Engineering14

Music

*Graduate DiplomaMusic15
*Graduate CertificateMusic15
*DegreeMusic15
*CertificateMusic15

Nursing & Health Science

*Postgraduate DiplomaNursing & Health Science17
*DegreeNursing & Health Science17
*DiplomaNursing & Health Science17
*CertificateNursing & Health Science17
*STARNursing & Health Science17

Plumbing & Gasfitting

*CertificatePlumbing & Gasfitting51
*Short CoursePlumbing & Gasfitting51

Renewable Energy

*CertificateRenewable Energy45

Social Services & Mental Health

*DiplomaSocial Services & Mental Health18
*CertificateSocial Services & Mental Health18

Sport, Exercise & Recreation

*Graduate DiplomaSport, Exercise & Recreation39
*DegreeSport, Exercise & Recreation39
*DiplomaSport, Exercise & Recreation39
*CertificateSport, Exercise & Recreation39
*STARSport, Exercise & Recreation39

Te Ara Reo Māori

*DiplomaTe Ara Reo Māori41
*CertificateTe Ara Reo Māori41

Tourism, Travel & Hotel Management

*Graduate DiplomaTourism, Travel & Hotel Management42
*Graduate CertificateTourism, Travel & Hotel Management42
*DegreeTourism, Travel & Hotel Management42
*DiplomaTourism, Travel & Hotel Management42
*CertificateTourism, Travel & Hotel Management42

Veterinary Nursing & Animal Care

*DiplomaVeterinary Nursing & Animal Care43
*CertificateVeterinary Nursing & Animal Care43
*STARVeterinary Nursing & Animal Care43
Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

NZQA/NCEA Levels

Certificate - Level 1 & 2 (5th form & School Certificate / 6th form)
Certificates are normally programmes of study between 12 weeks and 1 year. Certificates are often required for entry level positions.

Diploma - Level 3 & 4 (7th form/Bursary), Level 5 & 6 
Diplomas are normally 1 or 2 years of study and are often necessary for advanced trades or technical and professional occupations. Some diplomas may be cross-credited towards degrees.

Bachelor's Degree - Level 5, 6 & 7
Degrees are Bachelor level qualifications and require specialist study in a particular subject area. A degree usually takes three years of study, covering levels 5, 6 and 7.

Graduate Certificates & Diplomas - Level 7
Graduate Certificates and Diplomas are available to applicants who have a degree (or in special circumstances the equivalent skills, knowledge and work experience), who want to gain further skills and knowledge in either a familiar or a new discipline. 

Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates - Level 8
Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates are available to applicants who have a degree in the same subject area (or in special circumstances the equivalent skills, knowledge and work experience).

Choosing Your Qualification

All qualifications offered at SIT are NZQA approved and accredited. After programmes are approved, NZQA monitors delivery to ensure the institution is delivering the programme as intended and to an acceptable standard.

The undergraduate and postgraduate (levels 7-10) NZQA qualifications that SIT can provide are:

The levels 1-6 NZQA qualifications that SIT can provide are:

  • Certificates can be used to help you prepare for either employment or further study and training.
  • Diplomas normally require two years of full-time study, though you can sometimes complete the qualification through part-time study. It can follow on from a certificate, or can be a stand-alone qualification.
  • New Zealand Certificates and Diplomas and National Certificates and National Diplomas recognise skills and knowledge that meet nationally endorsed unit and achievement standards. Only organisations that have been quality assured by NZQA can offer national certificates and diplomas.
  • STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Changes to NZQA Qualification Titles

Titles of some qualifications listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) are changing. Over time, qualifications listed at levels 1-6 on the NZQF will have “New Zealand” in their titles. All qualifications – new, reviewed, and phased out of use – will still be listed under New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and all are valid qualifications.