New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

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.

What you will learn

  • Gain knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems
  • Understand the essentials of computer applications and networks
  • Learn business analysis and database management
  • Develop skills in web design
  • Work on software development
  • Plan and manage IT projects

Study part-time

This programme includes part-time study options for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments.

More detail about this qualification

Career options

  • Technician 
  • Helpdesk liaison 
  • IT office administrator

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

  • 40 credits at Level 2 or above
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above
  • Or relevant qualification

Over 20 years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*For fee exclusions, please see our terms and conditions.

Give yourself credit →

Use the knowledge you already have to fast-track your qualification. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your qualification. Start by getting in touch with us, or find out more here.

Whitireia and WelTec are a business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Last updated: 18/10/2023

Whitireia and WelTec are part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Learn more

Learn with purpose

Explore Te Pūkenga

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Copyright © 2024 Te Pūkenga