Duration
Full-time: half year
Part-time: Varies
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

If you've ever considered working in the ICT sector, the PGCertInfoTech is the programme for you. This intensive programme offers a supercharged route into the ICT industry and is ideal if you already have an undergraduate degree in a non ICT-related subject.

You'll gain fundamental skills in software development, including up-to-date knowledge of object-oriented programming and design, web technologies and databases, which will complement your existing critical thinking and communication abilities.

Programme structure

The PGCertInfoTech is a 60-point, taught programme in which you'll take practical, hands-on and lab-based courses. The courses have been developed to complement the skills you've gained in your undergraduate degree, and arm you with foundational skills for a career in IT.

The PGCertInfoTech is unique in that it provides an alternative pathway for entry into the Master of Information Technology for students who do not possess IT-related qualifications.

Full-time and part-time study options are available, including a part-time evening programme – ideal for students who would like to work while they study.

The PGCertInfoTech consists of two 30-point courses:

  • Programming for Industry
  • Programming with Web Technologies

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.0.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree, in any discipline, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0.  

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,306.80 – $5,062.20*
International students
NZ$21,303*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $406.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Classes for the late-year semester start on 6 November 2017.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Late Year Semester 2017
1 November 2017
Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Where could this programme take you?

PGCertInfoTech graduates are employed in roles as diverse as database developers and data security specialists. You can look forward to joining them as you ignite your career in the ICT industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Communications specialist
  • Cybersecurity support
  • Business analyst
  • Database support
  • Internet/multimedia developer
  • Network support
  • Systems administrator
  • Technical consultant

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