This computing course gives you a basic knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, applications and networks so you can get your IT career off to a strong start.
You'll learn about the main components of a computer; the way they interact; their assembly, disassembly and maintenance; how to troubleshoot common problems; various operating systems; end-user security; and internet-based services.
You'll also complete an introduction to computational thinking and basic programming.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
|Next intake||Jul 2018 View more details|
18 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
Offered online or partly online
|Indicative Fees||$2,916 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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Entry level support roles, which may include:
- business support
- retail roles
- some roles in the IT profession under broad guidance
Topics you'll cover
- Computer Essentials
- Web Design Essentials
- Professional Practice
- System Development
|Indicative Fees||$2,916 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time in 2018 you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about free fees
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You are expected to hold:
- the New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3),
- appropriate assessments in Digital Technologies Level 2, OR
- equivalent skills and knowledge
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2.
Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Monday, 23 July 2018|
|Tauranga||Bongard Centre||Monday, 23 July 2018|
- 18 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available
- Offered online or partly online