New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)

Want to work in IT? This course of study is the perfect introduction and it pathways into the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Computing.

You'll get a solid overview of hardware components, software (including operating systems and applications software) and programming using C#.

Working with cutting edge technology and supportive, knowledgeable tutors, you'll graduate with a range of skills that are immediately attractive to employers, and you can choose to continue building your qualifications too with further study right here in Tauranga.

Content Details

Topics you'll cover during your study:

  • Information Technology Operations
  • Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
  • Professional Practice
  • Enterprise

Read the full details of each of these topics.

Dates/Times/Locations

StartEndModeLocationDuration
10 Jul 201717 Nov 2017Full-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)1 semester

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $2,864.00

2017 international students $9,976.00

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 (Level 5)

Career Opportunities

  • Entry level IT technical or support roles

Study Pathways

This programme pathways into the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Computing.


Entry Criteria

  • Students enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4), or equivalent skills, knowledge and experience. 

Selection Criteria

To ensure enrolment with integrity is maintained, candidates may be required to meet with either the Programme Area Lead – Computing or teaching staff for the Computing, Communications and Technology programme area and/or attend a programme briefing session prior to completing an enrolment application.

All applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility for entry to the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) programme in accordance with the Toi Ohomai Regulatory Framework (Academic Regulations) and specified programme regulations.            

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 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement 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.