New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

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About this programme

Understanding, using, getting to grips with and mastering digital tools and technology is essential in today’s business world. We need to know how to use that spreadsheet and database, how to apply mobile technology effectively and what’s going on with that website!  If you know that upping your game in this space will be good for your career, then this certificate will provide the launch pad.

Who is this for?

This certificate will provide you with the knowledge you need to successfully use a range of common digital tools and technologies. If you want a greater level of confidence working in this space or you want to pursue new career opportunities then the certificate will give you the confidence and skill to move forward with advanced study or that new career path.

About eCampus NZ

The eCampus NZ online learning platform is a collaboration by New Zealand’s major tertiary providers to provide quality education to New Zealanders no matter where they live. The eCampus platform is easy to use, flexible and supportive. You will be able to access course material, upload assignments and chat to other students through our private online forum. Our portal also keeps you up to date with the latest course information including news, events and important details.

As an eCampus online student you can learn at your own pace and fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle. All study is completely online – with dedicated facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.

It is possible to study individual courses/papers from within eCampus programmes without completing the full qualification. If you are interested in only competing specific courses/papers please contact the eCampus team to find out more about how this works.

Click here to learn more about eCampus NZ.

Coaching support and study spaces

NorthTec offers study spaces where you will be able to meet new people, gain support from an experienced tutor in this field, put a face to the names on your forums and learn more about the course. We have free Wi-Fi, kitchenette, coffee, tea, snacks and milo.

Take advantage of highly skilled and experienced tutors accessible to answer questions and provide you the support to help, guide and direct you.

What you will learn

Master the spreadsheet

Knowing how to develop and complete a spreadsheet and database efficiently is a core skill in a corporate environment.  If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your skill set in this area and be more productive in this space then the certificate will certainly add value to your CV.

Learn the rules!

There is an online etiquette and you ignore it at your peril. The digital world has opened up so many opportunities and it’s a fast changing world but it’s not a world without barriers or ethics and if you want to be part of it you need to get to grips with the unwritten rules. Learn how these apply to you on this certificate course.

Best practice learnings

You will learn the fundamentals and best practice techniques of web development. How do you use colour, imagery and icons? How do you select fonts and ensure effective architecture? If these questions are keeping you awake at night then this certificate course might just give you peace of mind.

Courses in this programme

Courses Level Credits
ITTL300 - Operating in a Digital Environment 3 10
ITTL310 - Spreadsheets and Databases 3 10
ITTL320 - Web Fundamentals 3 10
ITTL330 - Presenting in a Digital Environment 3 10
ITTL340 - Going Mobile 3 10
ITTL350 - Online Etiquette and Ethics 3 10

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is a not a first language, must achieve an IELTS Academic score of 5.0 in all bands or hold an accepted international equivalence.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Part time


60 weeks

Start Dates

Online (eCampus): Rolling monthly intakes

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: 2021:


International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


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