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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

2019 Semester 1: 11 February to 07 June

2019 Semester 2: 08 July to 08 November

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 26 June

2020 Semester 2: 13 July to 13 November

Duration:

18 Weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

To provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have the essential skills for further study that will equip them to work in the field of Information Technology (IT).

To provide a pathway from computing user qualifications to professional IT qualifications.

To equip graduates with internationally relevant skills and knowledge specific to disciplines within IT. 

To provide graduates who will be capable of communicating with relevant stakeholders in a professional manner.

ITE401 Information Technology Essentials

ITE402 Fundamentals of Web Design

ITE403 Information Systems Essentials

ITE404 Developing Computer Applications

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs $1014

International Fees can be found here.

Although the intention of this qualification is to provide a pathway to further IT study, graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work in a range of entry level support roles, such as business support or retail roles, and some roles in the IT industry under broad guidance.

School Leavers

All applicants should be over the age of 16 years and have successfully completed one of the following :

  • A minimum of NCEA Level 2: 60 credits at Level 2 or above. Subjects must include English, Mathematics, a science related subject and one other of choice as well as 20 further credits at any level in a subject of choice
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2) 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) 

Mature Applicants (20 years of age and above)
Evidence of successful completion of recent study in the last five years to a minimum of Level 2 on the NZQA framework. Examples include successful completion of one of the following:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2) 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) and/or 
  • Demonstration of interest and aptitudes in the field of information technology which show potential for success. Examples may include a history of successful employment for two or more years in the computing and information technology related workforce

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS General or Academic Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test, pBT, Score of 530 with an essay score of 4.5 TWE
  • TOEFL Internet based test, iBT, Score of 46 with a writing score of 20
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 for each skill.
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic, PToE Academic score of 42
  • City and Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification, New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4), they must have successfully met all assessment requirements and successfully completed all four 15 credit papers, This amounts to successful programme completion of 60 credits.

Please note that students failing to attend 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

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