Kā Hakarau Tiritiri Kōrero Information and communication technologies (ICT)

About information and communication technologies (ICT)

There is an ever increasing demand for skilled IT employees and the growth in this industry is showing no signs of slowing down. More than ever before, the genius of computing and ICT is firmly embedded in almost every aspect of our fast paced lives. This high-performing industry seeks responsive collaborators with analytical minds and critical thinking capacity.

The possibilities for a career in ICT and Computing are extensive. You can expect to work in the fields of office administration, IT support, network administrator, support technician, IT systems integrator or IT management. Or you may wish to take a position as a consultant programmer, systems analyst, project manager, network manager, web master, database developer, web designer, multimedia developer or software engineer.

Studying information and communication technologies (ICT)

Our industry endorsed programmes place strong emphasis on developing your practical capacity for innovating, designing and implementing solutions for real world problems, both in the classroom and during valuable internships. Employers know as a Ara graduate, you will be one of the best contenders, well prepared, highly skilled and capable of accurate and swift responses from your very first day on the job.

Our lecturers and tutors are computing and ICT professionals in their own right, sharing their knowledge and expertise to encourage and support your talents and innovation. With a Ara qualification on your CV, employers know you are well educated in best practices and have attained the relevant skills and knowledge needed to contribute effectively in the workplace from day one.

ICT & Computing programmes are taught by Ara's School of Computing.

Programmes

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Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

Programme code:
CH3880
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

No matter what your background, our graduate diploma will give you significant skills and knowledge to work in the ICT industry.

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Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies

Programme code:
CH3866
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

If you are analytical and technologically minded, our qualification which has a focus on information systems is the ideal stepping stone for an exciting career in ICT.

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New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)

Programme code:
NZ2600
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Starts:
July 2017

Gain the knowledge and skills required to specialise in networking.

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner Level 6 - Server

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner (Level 6) Server Administration

Programme code:
NZ2599
Level:
6
Credits:
40
Starts:
July 2017

Add to your IT experience and gain the skills needed to become a specialist.

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner Level 6 - Security

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner (Level 6) Information Technology Security

Programme code:
NZ2599
Level:
6
Credits:
40
Starts:
February 2018

Add to your computing experience and become a specialist in IT security.

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner Level 6

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner (Level 6) Network Administration

Programme code:
NZ2599
Level:
6
Credits:
40
Starts:
July 2017

Add to your IT experience and become a specialist in network administration.

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New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration

New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)

Programme code:
NZ2601
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Starts:
July 2017

Gain the knowledge and skills required to specialise in systems administration.

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New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design

New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

Programme code:
NZ2598
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Master the technical and creative skills required to develop websites.

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New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)

Programme code:
NZ2596
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Prepare for a wide range of career opportunities in the IT industry.

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Programme code:
NZ2594
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Gain the essential foundation skills for a career in IT.

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National Certificate in Computing Level 3

Programme code:
NC5213
Level:
3
Credits:
48
Starts:
Throughout the year

With our Computing for Free programme delivered throughout Canterbury you can advance your computing skills while working at your own study pace and at times best suited to your lifestyle.

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Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Computing) YG

Programme code:
OT5062
Level:
2
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practial skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school. Gain foundation computing skills and explore your options for a career in IT.

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