New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

Understanding, using, getting to grips with and mastering digital tools and technology is essential in today’s business world. We need to know how to use that spreadsheet and database, how to apply mobile technology effectively and what’s going on with that website! If you know that upping your game in this space will be good for your career, then this certificate will provide the launch pad.

What you will learn

Master the spreadsheet 

Knowing how to develop and complete a spreadsheet and database efficiently is a core skill in a corporate environment.  If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset in this area and be more productive in this space, then the certificate will certainly add value to your CV. 

Learn the rules! 

There is an online etiquette, and you ignore it at your peril. The digital world has opened up so many opportunities and it’s a fast-changing world but it’s not a world without barriers or ethics and if you want to be part of it you need to get to grips with the unwritten rules. Learn how these apply to you on this certificate course.

Best practice learnings 

You will learn the fundamentals and best practice techniques of web development. How do you use colour, imagery and icons? How do you select fonts and ensure effective architecture? If these questions are keeping you awake at night, then this certificate course might just give you peace of mind. 

More detail about this qualification

Career options

On completion of this course, you will have intermediate level computing user skills and be ready for an entry level role in a wide range of organisations. 

Entry requirements

Academic requirements 

No minimum required 

English requirements 

English language requirements where English is not the first language: 

IELTS 5.0 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in any subtest), or equivalent, in one test taken within the preceding 2 years. 

(N.B. Learners who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills) 

Technical Requirements 

Please be aware that some of the learning resources within the courses of this qualification have been specifically designed for a Windows environment. If you are a MAC user, please advise your course facilitator who can show you how to access alternate resources to ensure that you are not disadvantaged whilst studying. 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia, delivered fully-online by eCampus NZ.

Here’s how it works: first you decide which of the Whitireia qualifications you want to study. Then you enrol through eCampus NZ and become a Whitireia student with all the usual Whitireia student support, resources, and benefits. Your course content will come to you via eCampus NZ and you choose when and where you study. Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you’ll graduate with a Whitireia qualification that’s equal in merit to those studied on campus.

From 2023, Whitireia and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by Whitireia and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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