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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) (Computing)

CertificateFull time – 6 Months

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code




February, July




Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street


Gain computing skills for further education or a wide range of employment opportunities.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to computing at tertiary level. You'll learn how to create professional documents, websites, programmes and other multi-media communications using a variety of digital tools.

You'll also investigate, plan, design and create solutions to meet the requirements of a specific brief; collaborate with others in a digital environment; and learn how to fix various hardware and software problems. Also as part of the programme you'll enhance your research and communications skills, explore educational and employment opportunities, and set goals for the future.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme complete:

  • An Admission and Enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This foundation programme is a stepping stone to further study in computing, or to an entry level employment where you can gain further skills on the job.

Study pathways

From this level 2 certificate you will be ready to apply for further study in the level 4 New Zealand Certificate in IT Essentials, or possibly the level 5 New Zealand Diploma in IT Technical Support or level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design.