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National Diploma in Computing Level 5

KEY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

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Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements
[i] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

1. A Certificate in Computing or IT Level 3 or 4; or
2. Successful completion of New Zealand Year 12 secondary schooling ( NCEA Level 2); or international equivalent; and/or
3. Appropriate work experience in the field.
Duration
[i] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

42 Weeks
Tuition Fees (Total Qualification)
Student fees $15,980
[i] Total Qualification

The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes.

(This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy $9,200
[i] Total Qualification

The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays.

(This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Compulsory Student Services Fee $0
Total $0
[i] Total Qualification

The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification.

(This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success
Successful course completions
[i] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year
77%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings
[i] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.
$ 39,001
Earnings range
[i] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.
$ 29,370 – $48,822
In employment
[i] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.
61%
In further study
[i] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.
28%
On a benefit

[i] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.
6%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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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 25 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 counselors 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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