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National Diploma in Computing Level 5

The National Diploma in Computing Level 5 provides a nationally recognized qualification for people who are pursuing a career in the computing industry.

The qualification has a flexible structure to allow for the changing requirements in the computing industry. The course has been carefully structured to meet the needs of a whole range of industries and for students who wish to further their studies at university in New Zealand and overseas.

Course Structure

The course is structured around course modules. Two 21 week semesters are held with a two week holiday between each semester. The Course is designed to allow students to complete the Diploma over a two semester (One academic year) period. The course has been designed to maximize class time and ensure you have the ability to carry out set tasks and projects. There will be a minimum of 20 hours class time per week. To support you and your studies our trained staff will be there to help you at all times. English Language support will be available for all students throughout the course as required. Students will be expected to complete self directed study (SDS) throughout the course. The SDS must be completed by the student in his/her own time. This can be done at home, college, or other suitable venues. Our counsellors and tutors are available to help you plan your SDS. Students must show strong commitment to self directed study to successfully compete the National Diploma course.

Course Content

Modules [Compulsory]

  • Application Support
  • Business Computing
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Maintenance
  • Networking
  • Software Development

Optional Module

  • English for Business

Course Entry Requirements

International students: IELTS 5.5 (With no individual band less than 5.0) Students who do not have an IELTS 5.5 may be accepted subject to passing our English Language competency test. New Zealand Students: Completion of year 12 or 20 years of age and over

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