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

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner Level 6 - Security
Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) or equivalent. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

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

This programme builds on your existing IT skills and equips you with new skills and knowledge in the area of information technology security. It will enable you to implement secure solutions for access and use of devices, servers, networks and data storage through the application of emerging security techniques. You'll also gain a range of professional skills required for an IT career.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 40 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
  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) or equivalent.

Alternative requirements
  • An ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in the specialised area of the selected strand through practical work experience in a relevant field of IT or via relevant industry certifications.

    Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: NZ2599
LEVEL: 6
CREDITS: 40
COMMENCES: February 2018
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $3,400 - $5,650
International: $6,675
LOCATION: Christchurch – Madras St
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This qualification enables you to be effective in roles requiring specialist IT security skills.

Study pathways

This qualification can provide a pathway to further computing qualifications including optional industry certifications in your area of specialty.

Recommended school subjects

English, Maths, Computing/ICT