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IT is problem solving and trouble shooting. It's analytical and critical thinking, creating, designing and building. If you already spend your time gaming and tinkering with technology, why not make a career out of it? 

 

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

  • Dunedin and Central Otago
  • One semester full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Learn about a variety of topics within the computer field, develop your IT skills, and gain knowledge of the industry. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or other equivalent qualifications.

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.

Certificate in Technology Product Development Essentials (Level 4)

  • Auckland or by distance
  • 12 weeks, full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2021
  • Apply 7 days before start date

This Otago Polytechnic training scheme is delivered in partnership with Mission Ready HQ. It's designed for beginners interested in starting a tech career. So, if you're a high school leaver, second chance learner, career changer, or skill-upgrader who is motivated by the need to gain or retain entry-level employment in the highly paid tech sector then this could be for you.

Certificate in Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 5)

  • Auckland or by distance
  • 9 weeks, full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2021
  • Apply 7 days prior to start date

This Otago Polytechnic training scheme is delivered in partnership with Mission Ready HQ. In just 9 weeks, you will gain confidence as a tech professional, get professionally certified and build your portfolio to stand out as a future talent in the tech industry.

Certificate in Applied Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 6)

  • Auckland or by distance
  • 10 weeks, full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Train and upskill in real work environments with clients and projects through our delivery partner Mission Ready. In just 10 weeks, you will be mentored by industry experts, get professionally certified and build your professional experience and portfolio to stand out as a future talent in the tech industry.

Bachelor of Information Technology

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • Three years full-time; part-time options
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Develop high-level technical and problem-solving skills and a solid theoretical understanding of Information Technology concepts in this hands-on degree.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; two-three semesters part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Do you have a degree in a subject other than information technology and want to develop your computing skills? Or perhaps you are an IT graduate looking to increase your knowledge in specialist areas? Either way, this flexible IT programme is the perfect solution and is ideal if you want to study alongside full-time employment.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; two-three years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Are you looking to intensively develop your IT expertise or would like to increase your knowledge? This qualification will take your skills to another level!

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland delivery

  • Auckland
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

This exciting new programme has been specifically designed for international students. It will provide you with the professional skills that you will need to work effectively in the New Zealand IT and business environment.