New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology – Level 5
Get the modern hands on IT training which will make you an asset to any Business. Our Graduates develop a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in Information Technology, with a Technical Support focus.
Topics include IT Systems & Problem Solving, Networking Concepts, IT Desktop Support, and Software Development. This qualification will also help you develop the communication skills required in today’s IT environment, and to help you appreciate the needs of customers and team members.
You will learn how to provide a high standard of IT technical support demanded by today’s employment market.
To ensure your success we offer a smaller class size, maximum support and a personalised experience. We have custom built IT training facilities and specialise in advanced hands on training.
Modules – what you will be learning about
Module 1 – IT Systems and Problem Solving
You will learn how to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair PC systems. This includes basic knowledge of desktop and portable systems, peripherals such as printers, basic networking concepts, and common preventative maintenance and safety procedures. You will also learn about Windows Desktops (Windows 10) for installing, basic configuration and repairing PC systems.
Module 2 – Networking Concepts
This module will teach you how to support personal computers in a networked environment, as well as learning the fundamentals of supporting a small Local Area Network. At the completion of this module you will be capable of supporting a small LAN, and understand how large networks are structured.
Module 3 – IT Desktop Support
You will gain baseline technical knowledge of the Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies. At the completion of this module you will have an understanding of Internet basics, Internet clients, development, networking, security and business concepts.
Module 4 – Software Development
You will learn desktop configuration, support and troubleshooting skills, as well as being introduced to different aspects and features of the Windows Workstation environment. You will learn how to apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications, and about application compatibility
Are you a domestic or international student?
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Domestic Student fees
Tuition fees – $9,335
Course Costs – $350
*You may be eligible for Fees Free Study – check with the enrolment team
*Studylink approved – we can help you apply
40 weeks fulltime
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Intakes2020 - Feb 3, April 27, July 20, Oct 12
International Student fees
Total cost – $19,097 (includes a laptop)
2 year combo deal (IT level 5 & Systems Admin level 6) – $30,495
*Travel Insurance additional
40 weeks fulltime
*You may be eligible for a 2 year post study work visa when studying in the Tauranga – check with the enrolment team
New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5) (120 Credits)
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have completed the New Zealand qualification standard NCEA level 2 equivalent in their home country. Subjects must have included English, Reading, Writing and Maths.
All applicants will be required to complete an enrolment form and may be interviewed in person or via telephone or skype to evaluate their suitability for the programme.
Applicants who have English as a second language must have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 in a single test event (or equivalent).
The content of the programme consists of four modules that include: Technical skills covering IT hardware concepts and troubleshooting, networking, software and system administration, database fundamentals, interface design, IT security and service management. You will learn core skills covering information systems concepts and practices, interaction design, software development concepts, interpersonal skills and problem. At the completion of the programme you will be able to apply technical skills covering IT hardware concepts, troubleshooting, networking, software and systems administration, database fundamentals, interface design, IT security and service management.
BYOD – students will be required to bring their own device, please check the specifications required during enrolment.
Future Study Pathways
This qualification provides a pathway to a specialist Level 6 IT qualification including the New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6) or other undergraduate qualifications.
This qualification will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities including as a computer technician, help desk and technical support officer, network engineer (entry level), applications support analyst (entry level), and many other IT support roles.
What our students say
“I highly recommend EmployNZ to prospective students. I have progressed from Level 2 & 3 Computing and am now doing a Diploma"
Erin Pickett - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"I have gained a passion for IT I didn't even know I had. I have learned so much and I love how practical it is"
Jonathan Coleman - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
“The programme has opened my mind to a new way of learning. EmployNZ is warm and inviting.”
Roxanne Rattley - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
“My experience at EmployNZ has been excellent, I don’t want the course to finish. Nicely paced learning with fantastic tutors.”
Cindy Ward - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"The course is fun and I have learnt a lot. The classrooms are comfortable, and the tutor is happy to explain things I dont understand"
Edni Espina - IT Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"The course has been great, the tutors I have are down to earth and know their stuff. My overall experience has been positive, I have learned tons of useful IT skills"
Jamie Kelly - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"An insightful learning experience in a broad range of IT technologies in a supportive environment"
Kirwan Smith - I.T. Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"The course comes with all the equipment required for IT, and EmployNZ is located close to a bakery for when you need a snack!"
Madison Simmons - I.T. Level 5, Tauranga
"My experience with this programme is that it is tough, but also fun because I have gone through it with a great class and tutor, and have had alot of fun"
Luke Thompson - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"What I have enjoyed most is the small class size, meaning more time with the tutor. The class schedule also fits in well with life and kids!"
Nakita TeHuia - Information Technology Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"An insightful learning experience in a broad range of IT technologies in supportive environment"
Kirwan Smith - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"The programme is really good, Im learning heaps everyday. I enjoy the content as its relevant for when I get into the employment market"
Kern Singh - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"I enjoy the comradery with other people in my particular field as it gives the ability to share and learn of each other. It is a great environment with friendly tutors & students"
Brett Maxwell - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"If you're looking for a very practical experience and method of learning, then I highly recommend EmployNZ for Higher Education in Information Technology."
Dylan Davis - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga