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Digital Technologies Level 3 (Dual Enrolment)

Gain hands-on, real-world STEM skills and prepare to transition into tertiary study.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

You will participate in hands-on, real-world STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) problems to improve your understanding of computing concepts, skills and global career trends in technology.

You will benefit from early immersion in a tertiary environment to develop the skills necessary for successful higher study including academic study skills and critical thinking. Learners are actively engaged in authentic project-based activities.

This programme is delivered two afternoons per week (Wednesdays 2:45 - 4:45pm and Fridays 2:00 - 4:00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility. Part-time 1 year.

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Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
91901 Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome 1 3 3
91903 Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome 1 4 4
91906 Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program 1 6 6
91905 Use complex techniques to develop a network 1 4 4
Total: 17 17

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

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

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Digital Technologies Level 3

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Gain hands-on, real-world STEM skills and prepare to transition into tertiary study.

Type Dual Enrolment
Code G21076
Credits 17
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference G21076-DUAL
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Credit Recognition

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