New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Level 5

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Level 5

  • Duration: 15 Weeks
  • Credits: 60
  • Campus: New Lynn

The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) builds on the learner’s existing IT skills and provides the common core for all of the pathways in IT.  Graduate will be capable of applying the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in IT.  They will also be able to demonstrate an awareness of appropriate professional practice, and work both as part of a team and independently under broad supervision.

Open entry with interview.  Preference will be given to students with qualifications in Information Technology Level 3 and 4. 

English Requirement: International students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no band less then 5.0 or NZSE’s Internal English Test (except for student’s from countries where the student visa decline rate is more than 20 percent of total student visa applications in that country)

An overview of the structure for the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) programme is provided in the table below.


The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) - Programme Structure

Course Code

Course Title




ICT Technical Infrastructure




Introduction to Programming and Database




ICT in Business




ICT in Society



Total Credits



  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) 

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work in the IT industry in a range of entry level roles. The scope of the qualification outcomes matches requirements for IT support roles at Tier 1

  • Help Desk Technical Support
  • Junior Administrator Assistant
  • Network Configuration Technician
  • PC Repair Technician
  • Hardware Support Technician

ICT501 ICT Technical Infrastructure

Provides an introduction to IT infrastructure concepts in order to enable students to understand computer systems architecture for effective configuration and use.  Concepts of single user, multiuser, and centralised operating systems are covered, along with applications and end-user computing

ICT502 Introduction to Programming and Database 

To provide students with the basic and intermediate knowledge of programming and database.  Basic understanding of concepts and application of Object Oriented Programming techniques, the software development life-cycle, principles of software engineering, development of software solutions for business applications including file handling and graphical interface applications, concepts and organization of databases, design and creation of simple relational databases, SQL.

ICT503 ICT in Business

To provide students with an understanding of how information systems are used to support business.  Students will learn about the legal, and ethical issues that impact on the provision of Information Technology services and systems.  Internet services and methods for protecting organisational data and systems together with practices for ensuring business continuity will be covered.  Students will apply design principles in the creation of media and websites.

ICT504 ICT in Society

Provides a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary introduction to the evolution and application of increasingly complex and powerful computer systems (and other forms of digital technology) with particular emphasis on their impact on society

 Domestic: $3,000

International: $7,500

NB: For international students who intend to study for two years, please make direct contact for tuition fee details as these may vary from those shown against single year programmes - email

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