Certificate in IT Essentials

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The NZ Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) is a 60 credit programme, consisting of four 15-credit courses. This 18-week programme (excluding study breaks) is intended to educate students on the basics of Information and Communications Technology.

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Key dates

July Intake 27 • 07 • 20

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Duration

18 weeks, full-time. Auckland + Manukau + Wellington + Christchurch

Qualification

Pre-degree certificate, 60 credits

Costs

Domestic* $3,264 (incl GST)
International $12,000 (incl GST)
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Certificate in IT Essentials Course Outline

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).

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Programme Structure

The NZ Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) is a 60 credit programme, consisting of four x 15 credit courses. This is an 18-week programme (excluding study breaks) intended to educate students on the basics of ICT.

Each of our programmes is made up of a number of courses, which are 9 weeks in duration. Weekly, each course requires up to ten hours of learning with your tutor and other students, along with six and a half hours of self directed learning.

Full time students take two courses at the same time while part time students take one course at a time.

In each course, there are modules containing learning activities, resources and assessments. These learning activities and experiences may include:

• Tutor-led learning sessions

• Supervised labs

• Tutor-led group-based workshops

• A range of online learning activities including quizzes and videos

• Group-based assessment projects

• Industry speakers and visits

Other key benefits

• It allows you to develop valuable time-management, self-management and problem-solving skills that IT employers are looking for from graduates

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Why choose Whitecliffe Technology?

Whitecliffe, formerly known as Computer Power Plus, is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of IT and professional skills training. Thousands of our graduates are now working in rewarding careers.

Focused on our students’ success, Whitecliffe consistently strives to see our students and graduates excel in the ICT industry by applying modern teaching/adult learning techniques and industry-relevant courses.

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Our Blended Learning Environment

At Whitecliffe we offer a blended learning environment where students learn both face-to-face and through online learning experiences. The blended mode includes compulsory face-to-face tutor-led learning sessions focused on specific concepts, skills or learning problems; workshops, labs, and demonstrations; and online study. All of the learning materials are delivered through a digital platform that is accessible from desktop PCs, laptops and tablets both on and off campus.

This enables students to work independently and have direct access to one-on-one tutor support. Other benefits of the blended approach include learning skills such as digital fluency, confidence using online technologies, and self-motivation. Online learning activities and channels also offer opportunities to connect with IT tutors and students at other Whitecliffe campuses, enabling additional opportunities for project work and collaboration, skills students will need in their professional IT career.

All of our programmes of study are structured in a manner which enables students to progress through each course following a detailed study plan. All the resources that students require to complete their training, including course learning resources and access to software and hardware, are supplied for them and are covered by the course fees.

To support this style of learning, qualified and experienced tutors are always on hand to support students through their study. Our tutors also help to keep students on track with regular follow-up contact and mentoring.

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Flexible study options

Study on a timetable that suits you. We offer flexible training hours with our scheduled morning, afternoon and evening shifts.

• Full-time and part-time study options.

• Domestic students can study part-time or full-time; or study and work full-time.

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Where could this programme take you?

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).

Jobs related to this programme

• Programming

• Web Developer

• Systems Analyst

• Network/Systems Administration

• Hardware Technician

• Computer Engineer

• Help Desk/Technical Support

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