New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

This one semester computing course gives you a basic knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, applications and networks so you can get your IT career off to a strong start.

During your study you'll learn about the main components of a computer and explain the way in which they interact, assembly, disassembly and maintenance, troubleshooting common problems, operating systems and end user security, and internet-based services.

You will also complete an introduction to computational thinking and basic programming.

Content Details

During the programme you will cover the following topics:

  • Computer Essentials
  • Web Design Essentials
  • Professional Practice
  • System Development

Dates/Times/Locations

StartModeLocationDuration
20 Feb 2017Full-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)1 semester
17 Jul 2017Full-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)1 semester

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $2,864.00

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this certificate will have the transferable skills and knowledge to work 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. 

Study Pathways

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

Diploma in Applied Computing (Level 5)
Diploma in Applied Computing (Level 6)
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with Specialisation in Applied Computing

Entry Criteria

Entry to the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) programme will be in accordance with the criteria specified in the Waiariki Regulatory Framework (Academic Regulations).

Students enrolling are expected to hold the New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3), appropriate assessments in Digital Technologies Level 2, or equivalent skills and knowledge.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.