Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Other Information Technology » Information Technology not elsewhere classified
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 with people who have the essential skills to proceed to further study in a related IT field, work in the field of Information Technology (IT) as a profession under broad guidance in a range of IT entry level support roles, and to communicate with relevant stakeholders in a professional manner.

Organisations and communities will benefit from having IT graduates who have gained industry relevant transferable skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines within IT, enabling them to contribute to society, supporting digital proficiency and capability in a range of community and voluntary areas.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, applications, networks, storage and security to provide support for hardware and software resources and a foundation for infrastructure in the IT Profession.
- Apply knowledge of database design, development, queries and management, to support organisational information systems requirements.
- Apply knowledge and concepts of business analysis, user experience and interface design, to create interactive digital media.
- Apply knowledge of programming fundamentals, mathematical and logical concepts that underpin computational thinking, and concepts of software development to write code and create simple applications.
- Apply industry relevant project management and planning tools and methodologies to meet the requirements of specified briefs.
- Apply appropriate professional and ethical principles and practices to comply with essential legal and organisational requirements in a range of contexts within the IT industry.
- Communicate and collaborate clearly and professionally to maintain relationships and achieve objectives in a range of contexts within the IT industry.
Education pathways
This qualification provides an education pathway from:
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973]
- New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2) [Ref: 4132]
- New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) [Ref: 2592]
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) [Ref: 2452].

The qualification provides a pathway into further study to become an IT professional. Graduates may progress to:
- 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]
- New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) [Ref: 2604]
- New Zealand Diploma in User Interface Design (Level 5) [Ref: 2644]
- or other higher-level IT related qualifications.

Further education pathways at a higher level may also include industry certifications.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this certificate will have the transferable skills and knowledge to work in a range of entry-level support roles in an organisation, which may include business support or retail roles, and some roles in the IT profession.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 19 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2594
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review May 2025
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