New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

19 Weeks

If you have decided that a new career in IT is just what you need, then this certificate will provide the first building block of your new career.

Everyone needs to take that first step when it comes to forging a new career path. It’s not always easy to change direction or start afresh but the rewards can be powerful.

Who is this for?

This programme will provide the starting point for you if you want to explore a career in Information Technology. Graduates completing the qualification will feel confident about their chosen career direction and will have the transferable skills and knowledge to commence a career in IT or move on to more advanced study.

What you will learn

Explore software development

Understanding software development and design is like unlocking a door to a whole new world.  It’s a world of programming, documenting, testing and bug fixing and it’s a specialised field.   This qualification will open that door and provide you with the early building blocks and knowledge to determine if this is the career path for you.

Learn how to fix the problem!

We all love technology when it works, but when things go wrong the love affair can quickly turn to loathing! Having the knowledge to fix common IT problems is a desirable and sought after skill and one you will learn on this certificate course.

Organise the office

Information Management Systems can make or break a business. Information is the foundation of every business and effective Information Management Systems can be the difference between failure or success. Learn the role of IT in effective information management and how you can contribute to driving successful outcomes.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

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.

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 not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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 not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrolment into the programme;
  • Hold 40 credits NCEA (Level 1), including 10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits; or hold NZ Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3).

Alternative requirements
Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language, must achieve an IELTS Academic Score of 5.5, with no bands lower than 5.5; or hold an accepted international equivalence; or hold New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General, Workplace, or Academic) (Level 4).

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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Certificate in InformationTechnology Essentials (Level 4)
Certificate in InformationTechnology Essentials (Level 4)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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January 9, 2023
December 22, 2023
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Weekly coaching support sessions and study spaces are available at our campuses throughout Te Tai Tokerau for eCampus learners. 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.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

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. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Required Equipment - Computers

You will need to have two computers to study this qualification due to the practical nature of our Technical IT Skills course.

  1. The computer that you will use to access the course will need to capable of running MS Office 365 (the web-based version is fine although you may prefer to install the software so you can use the features offline).
  2. The computer that you need to disassemble and reassemble. It can’t be a laptop or an all-in-one PC.

Requirements for the computer you will disassemble

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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