Technology & Innovation


Study Web Development & Design, IT Technical Support, Networking, Systems Administration, Software Development or Information Technology, New Zealand's leading information technology school. 

Want to enter one of the fastest growing industries in the world where the national median salary is $90,000?

Certificate in IT Essentials (L4)

This brand new certificate programme aims to provide a supportive teaching and learning environment for students to gain essential IT skills and knowledge and apply a range of professional and transferable skills required for further study at tertiary level or for employment in entry level IT support roles. Develop and enhance student’s confidence in self-directed learning and information technology through applied practical and realised IT projects.

Course Duration: 20 weeks

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Directed Learning: 20 hours per week

Self-directed Learning: 13.33 hours per week

Total Credits: 60

Part time option & flexible timetable

This programme has a practical, hands-on focus which will provide you with the transferable skills and knowledge to be employed in a range of entry level support roles in an organisation, that may include business support and retail roles and some roles in the IT profession under broad guidance. Successful completion of this qualification also provides automatic entry to Whitecliffe’s ICT programmes at Level 5 and new Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (Level 7) (subject to NZQA approval and accreditation).

Dates

21 October 2019 – 6 March 2020

10 February – 26 June 2020

13 July – 27 November 2020

Duration full-time

20 weeks including a two-week study break

Duration part-time

42 weeks including three two-week study breaks

Domestic fees

$3,200.00

International fees

$12,000

NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (L5)

This programme provides a pathway to becoming an IT professional who can design and develop websites in all sectors of the economy and society.On the completion of this programme, graduates will be able to build a complete web application following the entire web development process from end to end, using a content management system. In addition, graduates will have a broad set of IT skills that are internationally relevant. They will also be capable of operating within applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

This diploma is a 120 credit programme, consisting of eight x 15 credit courses. These courses start every five weeks. The first 20 working days are the study days on the course. The last five days include a day each for revision and the final assessment, and days for study break.


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NZ Diploma in IT Technical Support (L5)

This programme prepares you to work in a range of entry level support roles in an organisation, which may include employment in roles such as computer technician, service desk or technical support or provide a pathway to further IT related study. Graduates will have an awareness of the IT environment, appreciate the needs of users, and be able to provide IT technical support. They will also be able to operate within the applicable professional standards and practice, as part of a team, or independently with a broad level of supervision.

This diploma is a 120 credit programme, consisting of eight x 15 credit courses. These courses start every five weeks. The first 20 working days are the study days on the course. The last five days include a day each for revision and the final assessment, and days for study break.

Prospectus

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NZ Diploma in Networking (L6)

The aim of this new programme is to provide you with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in IT networking which meets industry needs for appropriately qualified information technology (IT) employees. The programme also provides you with the opportunity to gain a number of external Cisco certifications. Upon graduating you will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as IT technician, service desk, desktop support, or entry level network administrator, network engineer, or network support roles. You will also have the background to progress into more advanced roles including network engineer, manager or analyst.

This diploma is a 120 credit programme, consisting of eight x 15 credit courses. These courses start every five weeks. The first 20 working days are the study days on the course. The last five days usually include a day each for revision and the final assessment, and days for study break.

Prospectus

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NZ Diploma in Software Development (L6)

The aim of this new programme is to provide students with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in software development which meets industry needs for appropriately qualified information technology (IT) employees. Upon graduating you will be able to enter employment in a development or testing role, in a range of organisational contexts. These roles may require fundamental coding, scripting, and testing skills, and are less likely to require significant architecture and design skills. You may also be employed in other roles that use programming skills, such as teaching, small business projects; or be self-employed.

This diploma is a 240 credit programme, consisting of 14 x 15 credit courses and one x 30 credit project. These courses start every five weeks. The first 20 working days are the study days on the course. The last five days will usually include a day each for revision and the final assessment, and days for study break.

Prospectus

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NZ Certificate in Information Technology (L5)

This programme will primarily equip you for further IT related study, and prepare you for employment in an entry level IT role. You will gain the essential IT and professional skills that are needed in today's IT industry with training in IT systems, programming principles, professional practice, data handling and web concepts. The level 5 certificate is a 60 credit programme, consisting of four x 15 credit courses. These courses start every five weeks. The first 20 working days are the study days on the course. The last five days include a day each for revision and the final assessment, and days for study break.

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Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (L7)*

This new degree programme aims to prepare industry ready graduates who are specialists in their chosen field of Networking Engineering and Security or Software and Web Development.

• Level: 7

• Total credits: 360 

• Programme Duration: 3 years (full-time) 

• Part time study option available (completion within six years of first enrolment)

• Delivery Mode: Blended Learning 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology will develop a systemic and coherent understanding of Information Technology. In their chosen specialisation of Networking Engineering and Security or Software and Web Development they will develop knowledge and understanding that they can apply in the workplace and will prepare them for IT professional body membership and certification. They will be able to:                                                                  

· Analyse, evaluate and resolve information technology challenges in a range of contexts.

· Apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to collaborate and communicate ideas effectively.

· Select, adapt and apply a range of processes and solutions in their organisational or industry context.

· Manage the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and quality assurance of Information Technology projects and systems.

· Practice their ethical, legal and social responsibilities within the industry, and demonstrate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

· Work with professional intent, adopt appropriate interpersonal skills, adaptable in a team.

· Self-manage and be accountable for their project and generate solutions, meeting the needs of the market or business.

· Identify opportunities for the application of specialist knowledge to a range of technical contexts.

· Lead and implement change management processes and procedures for an organisation in their chosen area of specialisation.

Networking Engineering and Security Graduates will be able to:

· Plan, implement, verify, document and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.

Software and Web Development Graduates will be able to:

· Design, develop and maintain software applications, web and mobile solutions and related technologies.

· Critically evaluate and implement solutions for software and web related environments.

*subject to NZQA approval

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