Diploma in Web Development + Design

This programme is designed for those looking to gain an entry-level role as a web developer. You’ll also gain the practical IT and professional skills needed to succeed in your IT career.

On 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.

Study this programme without paying fees as part of the Government TTAF initiative.

Key dates

July Intake 27 • 07 • 20
October Intake 12 • 10 • 20

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Duration

36 weeks, full-time, part-time study available in Auckland + Wellington + Christchurch

Qualification

Diploma in Web Development, 120 credits

Costs

Domestic $7,012 + $300 Student Services Levy
International $18,000 + $300 Student Services Levy
Fees Free Applies
All 2021 fees are subject to change and regulatory approval

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Diploma in Web Development + Design Course Outline

On 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.

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Why choose Whitecliffe Technology?

Whitecliffe Technology, formerly known as Computer Power Plus, is one of New Zealand's leading providers of IT and professional skills training.

  • Focused on our students' success, Whitecliffe consistently strives to see our students and graduates excel in the IT industry by applying modern teaching/adult learning techniques and industry-relevant courses.
  • Students work towards seven NZQA approved IT qualifications in our blended learning environment.
  • Dedicated, highly-qualified, and experienced tutors offer support through both campus-based and online teaching.
  • Whitecliffe has a proven track record of working with industry and a multitude of NZ companies and industry professionals.
  • Aligned to industry vendor certifications recognised worldwide.
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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 model 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 which is accessible from desktop PC's, 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 for project work and collaboration, skills students will need in their professional IT career. It also allows you to develop valuable time-management, self-management, and problem-solving skills that IT employers are looking for in graduates.

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

The Programme Structure and Learning Process

Each of our programmes is made up of a number of courses. The majority of courses are offered over a nine-week quarter requiring a total of approximately 16.5 hours per week, per course. In each course, there are modules containing learning activities, resources, and assessments. These learning activities and experiences may include:

  • Tutor-led learning sessions
  • Tutor-led group-based workshops
  • Group-based assessment projects
  • Industry speakers and visits
  • Supervised labs
  • A range of online learning activities including quizzes and videos
  • Industry project placement (Level 7 degree programme)
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Programme Structure

The NZ Diploma in Web Design and Development (level 5) is a 120 credit programme, consisting of eight x 15 credit courses. A full time student is expected to complete the programme in up to 1 year (36 weeks excluding study breaks).

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.

This programme has full-time and part-time study options available. If you are interested in studying this programme part-time, please speak to our admissions team via email for further information: admissions@whitecliffe.ac.nz

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Qualification Outcomes

  • Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
  • Apply the fundamentals of interaction design concepts and practice to enhance interface design.
  • Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications.
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making techniques to provide innovative and timely information technology outcomes.
  • Determine client requirements, prepare, and present solutions that meet client requirements.
  • Write scripts appropriate to implement and customise a solution package using frameworks and libraries.
  • Design and implement interfaces to enhance user experience and functionality.
  • Select, install, and configure appropriate plug-in modules to supplement functionality to meet organisational requirements.
  • Test functionality and usability to meet client requirements.
  • Implement, configure, and publish tested web solutions to meet client requirements.
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Key Information for Students

NZ Government key information link for students, that provides more information to support your decision making for this programme

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Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)

The Level 5 Diploma in Web Development + Design is offered fees-free to all Domestic Students as part of the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF).

The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) is a Government initiative making all sub-degree vocational and apprenticeship programmes free for learners. It is targeted towards industry skill needs where demand from employers for these skills will continue to be strong or is expected to grow, during New Zealand’s recovery period from the impacts of Covid-19.

The TTAF fund will cover fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022.

To find out more, check out the FAQs on the Tertiary Education Commission website here.

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Where could this programme take you?

On 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.

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• Web Developer

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