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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 21 June 2019

Duration:

20 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

The strategic purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have attained a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in Information Technology (IT).

This qualification builds on the learner’s existing IT skills from previous qualifications, or relevant experience and provides the common core for all pathways in the professional IT suite of New Zealand qualifications.

Primarily, it will equip students for further IT related study and may also prepare them for employment in an entry level IT role.

Graduates will be capable of applying the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in IT.  They will also be able to demonstrate awareness of appropriate professional practice, and work both as part of a team and independently under broad supervision, with skills that are internationally relevant.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having IT professionals with a sound base understanding of both the technical and professional aspects of their profession.

ITC501 Information Technology Operations
The learner will apply essential knowledge and concepts of computer hardware, operating systems, applications and networks.

ITC502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications.

ITC503 Professional Practice
To provide students with the knowledge to apply professional, legal and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner, and apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills relevant to IT roles.

ITC504 Enterprise
To assist students to demonstrate understanding of the development of effective IT solutions for enterprise.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs $905 (including GST)

International Fees can be found here.

School Leavers 

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

NCEA Level 2
60 credits at Level 2 or above, preferably including english, mathematics and science plus 20 credits from any level. In addition, the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1 must be met as follows:

Literacy requirement
Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Specified assessment standards - available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751, or
  • Unit standards - package of three literacy unit standards 26622, 26624, 26625 (all three required).

Numeracy requirement
Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Achievement standards - specified assessment standards available through a range of subjects, or
  • Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627 (all three required).

And/Or:
Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or equivalent programme of study, knowledge, skills and experience.

Applicants over 20 years:
Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or equivalent programme of study, knowledge, skills and experience.

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 test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 42)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – 82 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 (Level 5), 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 in accordance with the programme schedule.

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

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