Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 2
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Office Administration » Text and Information Processing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand organisations and communities with graduates who have attained a range of introductory digital technology skills, and who can be employed in a range of general entry level roles, proceed to further study, and contribute to community outcomes.

Graduates will be capable of using a range of digital technologies at an introductory level, to produce and process information, and operate with a range of skills that will be internationally relevant. They will be able to perform a range of basic tasks independently in familiar situations, and in a supervised work environment.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Use the main features, functions and settings of a range of common digital devices and software to create, access, organise, present and store information and data relevant to the context.
- Use internet and common digital devices and software to connect with other users and devices.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the types and purpose of common computing hardware, software and terminology to assist with choosing the right tool for the task.
- Recognise basic security risks and compliance requirements when using digital devices and software, and identify procedures and solutions to implement and maintain basic security in a home, work or study context.
- Trouble-shoot and fix simple or routine computing and connectivity problems.
- Investigate and use problem solving techniques and critical thinking to make informed decisions about digital solutions.
- Demonstrate some responsibility for own learning, building communication skills and collaborating with others in a digital context.
Education pathways
This qualification is designed as an open entry qualification, and also provides an education pathway from:
- NCEA Level 1
- New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) [Ref: 2861]

This qualification provides a pathway into a range of higher level qualifications. This may include further study in a variety of areas at level 3 or higher, such as the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) [Ref: 2592]
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) [Ref: 2452]
- New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref:2594]
- NCEA (Level 2) and vocational pathways.

This qualification can complement other qualifications in specific industries. Graduates may also be equipped to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level.
Employment pathways
This qualification may assist graduates to obtain entry level positions in a range of industries.

This qualification will assist graduates in improving digital literacy and capability in society, in a range of personal, community and voluntary areas.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Current legislation and regulations can be accessed at: www.legislation.govt.nz

Current AS/NZS standards can be accessed at: www.standards.govt.nz
Education Organisation 20 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2591
Status Current
Created May 2015
Last Date For Entry February 2023
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