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 customise front-end web solutions or proceed to further IT related studies. 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

October 2021 Intake 11 • 10 • 21
February 2022 Intake 21 • 02 • 22

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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

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 customise front-end web solutions or proceed to further IT related studies. 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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Programme Structure

The Level 5 NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design 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 one year (36 weeks excluding study breaks).

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. For further information email: 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 which 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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Admission Requirements

Domestic Student Entry Requirements:


International Student Entry Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport copy
  • Academic and work experience documentation - e.g. academic transcripts, employer referrals etc.
  • Minimum Age: Students must turn 18 within their first year of study at Whitecliffe
  • IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent
  • Statement of purpose
  • NCEA Level 3 in Computing, or equivalent knowledge, skills, or experience. If you do not have a Level 3 Certificate in Computing or equivalent, you can take our skills and knowledge assessment


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Requirements:

This programme has Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) requirements, we recommend you follow the specifications listed as these will support you to be successful in your studies.

Required IT Specifications:

  • Have access to Windows computer/laptop/tablet.

Recommended IT Specifications:

Minimum Hardware requirements

  • Mac - Intel processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later
    OR 
  • MacBook Air with M1 Chip 
    OR 
  • Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later 
  • 8 GB RAM (Recommended 16 GB)   
  • 250 GB SSD or higher hard drive with 10GB free space minimum    
  • Wireless capability 802.11n dual-band    
  • Up-to-date antivirus software    

Minimum Operating System     

  • Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later; LTSC versions are not supported (a must for IT Students) 
    OR     
  • Apple macOS Mojave (version 10.14) or later 
  • Internet and data plan.    

Not Supported:    

  • Chromebooks    
  • Windows X or Windows S OS    
  • Tablets (except Windows Surface Pro or iPad Pro) 


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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.

Jobs related to this programme

• Applications Developer

• Game Developer

• Multimedia Programmer

• Multimedia Specialist

• SEO Specialist

• UX Designer

• UX Researcher

• Web Content Manager

• Web Designer

• Web Developer

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