Essentials and Support

Study Essentials and Support programmes

Learn a range of skills in our essentials and support programmes. Learn the fundamentals of software design and development. Troubleshoot and resolve common systems issues. Select, install and configure hardware. Understand business analysis and database management. Gain insight into the industry from experienced tutors.

Explore what our programmes have to offer. If you need help deciding which is right for you, feel free to contact us for programme advice.


New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials

Get a taste of the world of tech. Learn the basics including information systems, user experience and interface design, computer networks, databases and software development. Develop your skills in a supportive environment that will equip you for further study or employment.

  • Level 4
  • 17 weeks, full-time (part-time options available)

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support

Get hands-on experience and learn the basics to be an IT support superstar. Gain an in-depth understanding of PC essentials by rebuilding a computer, learning about hard drive recovery and network management. You will be ready for employment with the communication skills to manage and operate a helpdesk.

  • Level 5
  • 1 year, full-time (part-time options available)

New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems

Learn IT the practical way. Gain a broad understanding of the tech world by working on real industry problems. With a wide understanding of programme and web development, you will be set for your next step.

  • Level 5
  • 1 year, full-time (part-time options available)

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Give yourself credit

Use the knowledge and skills you already have to fast-track your qualification with minimum cost. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses or units can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your future diploma or degree.

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Our facilities

Our Petone campus has a range of facilities to help students with their studies. In our computer labs, students can access the application software required for their courses. These include Office365, OpenVPN, NetAcad, NetLab, Unity, Visual Studio, Power BI and many more.

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