This full-time level 5 Diploma highlights the benefits of employment in the Information Technology industry. It comprises eight closely-connected modules which are delivered over 40 teaching weeks, which will gradually increase the student’s knowledge and skills that will be required to demonstrate when seeking employment. The course content aims to the programme of study are to provide students with:
Graduates of this programme will be able to:
The programme runs overs 40 weeks in 2 semesters of 20 weeks each. You must successfully complete all 8 modules to graduate.
This course enables students to develop essential knowledge of computer architecture, explore the current technological landscape, and understand key concepts, the structure and operation of computers and computer-based devices, and how these are applied in the real world.
Students will develop essential knowledge of major operating systems, software applications and technologies, cybersecurity, software troubleshooting, operating procedures, and IT service management. Students will also research the Treaty of Waitangi and learn about the Treaty of Waitangi principles and their relevance and implications for IT professionals.
The understanding of network architecture with emphasis on network integrations and software-defined networking technologies, network implementations, network operations and network security, as well as develop technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain, and troubleshoot critical networks that today’s businesses rely on.
This module enables students to develop the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate network security solutions, monitor and secure hybrid (cloud, mobile and IoT) environments, operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, and identify, analyse and respond to security events and incidents.
Database principles and systems design, implementation, and management, including relational databases, database concepts, design concepts, database programming, database design, and database transactions and performance tuning will be taught. Students will also learn about commonly used database systems such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL server and Microsoft Access.
Essential knowledge of computer architecture, exploring current technological landscape, and understanding key concepts, the structure and operation of computers and computer-based devices and how these are applied in the real world.
This course enables students to develop knowledge of the principles of information systems, emphasising information systems operations, monitoring and support; cybercrime and information system security; and information systems acquisition, development, and maintenance. Students will also develop technical skills in information systems operations, maintenance and support practices.
Enabling students to develop knowledge of the fundamentals of contemporary software development, with a particular focus on programming logic and design, including object-oriented programming, and event-driven programming with graphical user interface design. Students will also learn how to apply systems thinking, mathematical and logical techniques and problem-solving skills to solve computational problems.
Students enrolling on this programme are recommended to hold any one of following qualifications:
Alternatively, a student who has equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience may be able to gain entry on approval of the interview panel.
Education pathway :This qualification provides an education pathway from:
Intakes for 2023:
06 March 2023, 29 May 2023, 21 August 2023 & 13 November 2023
Domestic Tuition Fee- $8,400 + Resource & Admin Fees*
International Tuition Fee- $18,400 + Resource & Admin Fees*
*TS & Cs apply