New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

Develop your existing IT skills and progress your career into this future-proof, lucrative industry.

Build on the skills you learnt here at level 4, or bring your other experience with you to keep developing your education and experience building web-based solutions for PC, tablets and phones.

You'll work in teams and develop a style of digital learning that enables you to pick things up quickly, and apply your skills in our digital world.

Content Details

During the course you'll study:

  • Information Technology Operations
  • Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
  • Professional Practice
  • Enterprise
  • Interface Analysis and Design
  • Web Application Implementation
  • Application Testing and Maintenance
  • Programming OR Special Topic

View the full details on each of these topics.


Planned intakes*: February, July, November
Delivery modes: Full-time/part-time
Locations*: Rotorua (Mokoia Campus), Rotorua (Waipa Campus), Tauranga (Bongard Centre)
Duration: One year

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

Tauranga classes are held Mon - Fri 8:00am - 12noon.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students $729.00 per course i.e. approx. $5,832.00 for the 8 courses

2018 international students $19,952.00 per year

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 course you will receive:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Web Development (Level 5)

Career Opportunities

  • Entry level role in an organisation that provides customisation of package software solutions, or in a graphic design organisation.

Entry Criteria

Students enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

  • NCEA Level 2 or 3 with appropriate credits in digital technologies and design subjects
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)

Selection Criteria

To ensure enrolment with integrity is maintained, candidates may be required to meet with a representative from the course area and/or attend a course briefing session prior to completing an enrolment application.

All applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility for entry to this course is in accordance with the Toi Ohomai Regulatory Framework (Academic Regulations) and specified programme regulations.


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.