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Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Indicative Application Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 20 January for February start; 23 June for July start

Complement your existing degree and open doors to working in innovative ICT settings.

Our full time one year graduate diploma is designed to meet the needs of graduates from a variety of disciplines who do not possess the specific skills necessary to work in ICT industries, but who have already demonstrated the ability to perform at a significant academic level.

This programme offers courses from a wide range of ICT related disciplines including analysis, design, development, implementation and maintenance of business information systems.

You are able to specialise in information systems, web or software development or network administration. Each student will follow a study path that takes into account their prior knowledge and the ICT area they wish to specialize in.

For some students completing the Graduate Diploma over 18 months is recommended.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6730 - $7540 per year
International costs
$22,000 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7100 - $7900 per year
International costs
$22,660 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A Bachelor's degree that includes an IT component (minimum 120 credits/points) gained within the last five years (excluding Ara's BICT).

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
  • Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Speaking
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Listening

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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Core courses
 
Elective courses

Career opportunities

With this qualification, jobs in software development, database development, interactive media, enterprise application development, website development, data communications and networking, or computing management are possible depending on the study path you followed. Part-time up to 5 years.

Study pathways

You may choose to further your study in a number of areas utilising your newfound ICT skills.

For more information on the available Graduate Diploma in ICT pathways, click here .

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/ICT

Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Complement your existing degree and open doors to working in innovative ICT settings.

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH3880
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 20 January for February start; 23 June for July start
Credits 120
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3880-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6730 - $7540 per year
International costs
$22,000 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7100 - $7900 per year
International costs
$22,660 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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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.

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