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IT is a global industry and the right qualification will create a whole world of opportunities for you. If you've decided that a career in IT is what you're after then this qualification is a great starting point.


New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 28 weeks part-time | No full-time option
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Are you an educator with a desire to help adult learners improve their literacy and numeracy skills? This certificate will give you the tools you need to embed literacy and numeracy development into vocational education or workplace programmes.

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

  • Online
  • 60 weeks part-time | No full-time option
  • Level 3
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a greater level of confidence working in the digital tools and technologies space? Or perhaps you want to pursue new career opportunities in this area? Understanding, getting to grips with and using digital tools and technology is essential in today’s business world and this part-time programme will give you the confidence and skill to move forward.

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February or July
  • Apply until start date

Gain an in-depth introduction to computing and software. This qualification gives you the foundation you need to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology or other IT programmes.

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10 hottest tech specialties 

The IT industry is fast-paced. An Otago Polytechnic IT qualification means you'll graduate with industry-relevant skills and be ready to roll.

  • Software design and development, including desktop, mobile, web
  • Data Science
  • Business intelligence
  • Solutions architecture
  • Database administration
  • Systems engineering or administration
  • IT infrastructure and operations
  • Network engineering or administration and support
  • IT service and support
  • Game development



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