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Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • ID:CPIT640082
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,668.33
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,668.33
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
Estimated Total/program:
$27,109.98
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 40 NCEA level 1 credits including 10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits

OR

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

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

OR

  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Gain a broad range of computing skills to set you on a path to a career in IT.

The programme covers a broad range of computing topics at an introductory level. These include hardware, operating systems, networking and security, user experience, website design and development, information systems, and software design and development. You'll also gain knowledge of professional, ethical and legal principles and practices, and you'll develop your communication skills.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

After gaining this qualification you can move on to the Diploma in IT Technical Support (Level 5) or the Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5). Alternatively, if you achieve high grades across all courses in the certificate you may be able to progress directly to the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Intended as a stepping stone towards a career in IT, this qualification will position you well for further higher level IT study. It will enhance your CV and provide you with transferable skills and knowledge that you can apply in a range of entry level support roles, however it isn't likely to be sufficient preparation for most IT-specific jobs.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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