Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Other Information Technology » Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have attained a broad understanding of the core concepts and practical skills in Information Technology (IT).

This qualification builds on the learner's existing IT skills from previous qualifications, or relevant experience, and provides the common core for all of the pathways in the professional IT suite of New Zealand qualifications e.g. Ref: 2596, 2597, 2598 and 2604, and may be recognised for credit towards these.

Primarily, it will equip people for further IT related study, and may also prepare people for employment in an entry level IT role.

Graduates will be capable of applying the fundamentals of current and emerging concepts and practice in IT. They will also be able to demonstrate awareness of appropriate professional practice, and work both as part of a team and independently, under broad supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements.
- Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
- Apply the fundamentals of interaction design concepts and practice to enhance interface design.
- Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications.
- Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional.
- Apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
- Use problem-solving and decision making techniques to provide innovative and timely Information Technology outcomes.
Education pathways
This qualification provides a pathway to the range of 'IT as a Profession' qualifications. These include:
* 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]
Graduates of this qualification who go on to further learning towards any of the above New Zealand Diplomas may be granted credit recognition for this Certificate qualification. They may only need to complete training for the additional skills and knowledge required for the Diploma qualification.
Other pathways may include under-graduate degree qualifications.
This qualification may also equip learners to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level, as a starting point for a career in IT.
This qualification provides an education pathway from:
* NCEA Level 2 or 3, with appropriate credits in mathematics and digital technologies subjects
* New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) [Ref: 2592]
* New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (Level 4) [Ref: 2593]
* New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594]
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work in the IT industry in a range of entry level roles.
The scope of the qualification outcomes matches requirements for IT support roles at Tier 1.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements for this qualification.

Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594] or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency for the level at which they intend to study. Details of English language entry requirements are contained in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 (Appendix 2). E.g. IELTS Academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5; New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) [Ref: 1883].
Education Organisation 15 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2595
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review December 2019
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