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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Office Administration » Text and Information Processing
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification was co-developed by IT Professionals New Zealand (ITPNZ) and NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS).

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand organisations and communities with graduates who have intermediate level user computing skills, and can be employed in a range of roles, operating effectively with skills that will meet standard professional conventions and be internationally relevant.

This qualification may build on existing skills and can be used to recognise the achievement of relevant knowledge and skills by those already employed.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills to enable them to proceed to further study and contribute to society by supporting digital proficiency and using their digital capability in a range of community and voluntary areas.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Use a wide range of features, functions and settings of digital devices, software and techniques to search, access, create, combine, manipulate, store and share data, and explore current and emerging trends in the use of digital tools.
- Investigate, plan, consult, design and develop integrated solution(s) to meet the requirements of a specified brief.
- Identify risks and consistently apply appropriate ethics and practices when using digital tools and digitally stored and transmitted information to securely and legally operate in a digital environment.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with others in a range of formal and informal digital environments, using appropriate communication principles, etiquette and tools.
- Manage own learning and work effectively in a digital context.
- Use problem solving techniques to trouble-shoot, fix or escalate a range of common hardware and software problems by selecting from known solutions.
Education pathways
This qualification provides an education pathway from:
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973]
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3) [Ref: 1039]
- New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Foundation User) (Level 2) [Ref: 4132]
- New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 2862].

This qualification provides a pathway into a range of qualifications. Graduates may progress to further study in a variety of areas at Level 4 or above, such as the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (Level 4) [Ref: 2593]
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) [Ref: 2461]
- New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594]
- New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595]
- New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) [Ref: 2596]
- New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5) [Ref: 2597]
- New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2598].

Further education pathways include higher level IT-related qualifications, and industry certifications.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in entry-level positions that include the use of computing and digital technology capabilities in a variety of industries or contexts.

Graduates may also progress further in their professional development pathway.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 17 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2592
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review May 2025
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