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Ara Institute of Canterbury

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OR POLYTECHNIC

Ara Institute of Canterbury

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Key information

Level of study:
Certificate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
19 weeks
Start date: 21-February-2022
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Gain a broad range of computing skills to set you on a path to a career in IT.

The programme covers a broad range of computing topics at an introductory level. These include hardware, operating systems, networking and security, user experience, website design and development, information systems, and software design and development. You'll also gain knowledge of professional, ethical and legal principles and practices, and you'll develop your communication skills.

The online offering is available through eCampus NZ.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 60 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Intended as a stepping stone towards a career in IT, this qualification will position you well for further higher level IT study. It will enhance your CV and provide you with transferable skills and knowledge that you can apply in a range of entry level support roles, however it isn't likely to be sufficient preparation for most IT-specific jobs.

STUDY PATHWAYS

After gaining this qualification you can move on to the Diploma in IT Technical Support (Level 5) or the Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5). Alternatively, if you achieve high grades across all courses in the certificate you may be able to progress directly to the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

Entry criteria

40 NCEA level 1 credits including 10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits
OR
New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) Level 3

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English requirements:

IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.0
LISTENING - 5.0

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

Course variation

21-February-2022 - Ara Institute of Canterbury

Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Duration:
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Start date: 21-February-2022
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