Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Testing Area

Programme Code: CH4023

Level: 6

Credits: 240

Commences: February, July

Applications Due: Received all year

Annual Fees: $6,200 - $6,800

International Fees: $19,150

Additional Costs: Advised before enrolment

Location: Madra Street campus

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

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

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/ICT
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Key Information Set

Entry Criteria

Minimum entry criteria

NCEA or other evidence of literacy, numeracy and ability to study at the appropriate level. See 'additional criteria' for details.

Additional criteria

Academic Requirements

12 credits in NCEA English Level 1, 12 credits in NCEA mathematics (or Pangarau) Level 1 and 36 credits in NCEA Level 2 (including computing and/or business).

Alternative Requirements

Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. CPIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

English Requirements

If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment. IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

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

Duration

2 Years

The minimum amount of time to complete this qualification.

Student Success

Successsful course completions within the qualification 71%

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

Students retained in study 75%

The percentage of students who have completed this qualification or re-enrolled in this qualification or at this provider in the following year.

NZ Graduate Destinations

Young graduates in employment* 40%

The percentage relates to young graduates who completed this qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

Young graduates in further study* 40%

The percentage relates to young graduates who completed this qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

Median earnings of young graduates* $29, 555.00

The median earnings relate to young graduates who completed the qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

*in the second year following completion of a qualification

Estimated Total Fees

Government Contribution (GST exclusive)

$16,516.00

The average government contribution towards the tuition fees for students studying this qualification.

(This information is an estimate only based on Student Achievement Component funding in the last year.)

Student Contribution (GST inclusive)

$12,578.00

The average tuition fees students paid to study this qualification.

(This average is indicative only based on courses students enrolled in last year. Your qualification may be made up of courses which differ from the average on which the estimate is based.)

For more information on loans and allowances visit: Student
Loan Information

(Note: all information relates to domestic students only)

About the Key information Set

Content

Gain the skills necessary to work in the exciting and ever changing field of computing and information technology.

In our full time two year diploma you will develop a solid grounding in the core aspects of information and communications technology. From here you will choose to follow a specialist pathway in either programming, IT support or networking.

You will complete a series of modules to ensure you have the personal and business skills to become an effective communicator, team player and problem solver.

Career opportunities

You will be ready to work in IT support in many businesses or choose to work on the help desk as a network administrator, junior software developer or support technician.

This qualification also gives you the best stepping stone for further study with integrated ICT qualifications.

Study pathways

After completing the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology you will be able to apply for further study in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technologies and will be eligible for cross credits which can reduce the length of study in that degree by one year.

Programme structure

To complete this programme you are required to complete a minimum total of 240 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.