Whitecliffe is bringing its globally recognised qualifications in Information Technology to Taranaki in 2024

Launch Your IT Career with Whitecliffe, New Plymouth

Starting in July 2024, Whitecliffe is set to redefine IT education in New Plymouth, offering globally recognised IT programmes face-to-face.

At Whitecliffe, we're not just about education; we're about empowering you to make an impact in the tech world. Whether you're exploring post-high school options or seeking to enhance your skills, our IT programmes in New Plymouth are your gateway to a successful future in technology. 

Certificate in Information Technology 
(Level 5, 18 weeks): Your first step into Tech

Our Certificate in Information Technology programme is perfectly crafted for those ready to dive into the IT field or enhance their tech skills - It's your first step towards a promising tech career. This 18-week programme not only prepares you for entry-level positions in the industry but also lays a strong foundation for advanced studies in information technology.

Career opportunities:

  • Junior Programmer
  • Junior Web Developer
  • Junior Helpdesk Support Roles
  • Junior IT Support Roles
  • Field Technician

Diploma in Web Development + Design
(Level 5, 36 weeks)

Dream of designing captivating websites and innovative web solutions?

Our Diploma in Web Development + Design is tailor-made for you. In 36 weeks, you'll master the art of front-end web development, learning to create visually stunning and user-friendly websites. This program not only equips you with the skills to excel in IT roles but also encourages collaborative and independent professional practice.

Career opportunities:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Content Editor
  • Front End Designer
  • UX Designer

Why Choose Whitecliffe for Your IT Education?

  • Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Stay ahead with programmes designed to meet the demands of today's tech landscape.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced professionals passionate about shaping the next generation of IT leaders.
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical skills through project-based learning and real-world applications.
  • Pathway to Success: Our programmes open doors to numerous career opportunities and further educational pathways in the IT sector.


This initiative highlights our dedication to providing accessible, top-tier education and capitalizes on Hawera's status as an up-and-coming tech hub in New Zealand.

Learn why studying IT at Whitecliffe in New Plymouth is a smart choice for you and the potential to have a career in IT and earn an average market-related salary: 
$ 70K - $90K. 

Be part of the Whitecliffe community, where technology meets creativity and passion leads to success. 

Apply now and shape the future you've always dreamed of. 

Don't miss this opportunity to turn your tech aspirations into reality.

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