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NZ Certificate in Information
Technology Essentials

Level 4, Zero-Fees*

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Start date
New Lynn
Auckland CBD
18 weeks
Study option
Full time study only.
Only evening classes available.
Zero-Fees* for NZ Domestic students.
*Conditions apply. Available to NZ Citizens, Residents and PR holders only.
Next programme: NZ Diploma in IT Technical Support →
This programme equips learners with essential knowledge and skills in the area of computer hardware, operating systems, applications, and networks to provide support for hardware and software resources. Learners will also develop introductory knowledge and skills in the concepts of software development, database, and information systems.

What you can learn

Principles of ICT Infrastructure
Introductory knowledge into the underlying infrastructure of computer technology and how it interacts to form a cohesive framework.  You will be introduced to the hardware, software and operating systems as well as the basic principles of networking.

IT Projects in Business
Learn project management methodologies and tools as well as software development concepts and tools and their application to software development projects.

Solution Design
Hands-on practical skills of the processes involved in designing solutions to meet business requirements and the relationship between business and the information systems that support the business.

Solution Development
Learn software development methodologies and to database management systems, whilst learning about designing and creating interactive media products and websites.

Entry requirements

This programme requires students to have access to a laptop/desktop that can connect to the internet with a web browser and a required minimum screen size of 10 inches. For device specifications, please talk to your Course Advisor.

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*Conditions apply - get in contact with us to discuss. For more information about Youth Guarantee and Fees-Free, click here.

Employment opportunities

The intention of this qualification is primarily to provide a pathway to further IT study. Graduates of this certificate will have the transferable skills and knowledge to work in a range of entry level support roles in an organisation, which may include business support or retail roles, and some roles in the IT profession under broad guidance.

What people say about us

"The programme covered all aspects of Information Technology Essentials and allowed me to choose the right path for a career in Information Technology."

Jason Symons

Information Technology Graduate