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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Information Systems » Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have attained sufficient Information Systems (IS) skills to proceed to further study or be employed in an entry level IS role.

The qualification is designed for people who need a broad, generalist understanding of IS, equipping learners with the soft skills and technical skills and knowledge to meet the needs of a range of IS roles.

Graduates will be capable of operating within applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team under broad supervision.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit by having qualified IS professionals who are able to contribute to Information Systems development in Aotearoa New Zealand using skills and knowledge that will be internationally relevant.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply core project management skills to contribute to an information technology (IT) related project.
- Apply core business modelling skills to information systems development.
- Apply core skills in user experience, human computer interaction and user interface design to information systems design.
- Apply core skills in data modelling, database concepts and database management as part of a team to create systems that meet organisational requirements.
- Produce technical documentation for a variety of applications and audiences using different media to enhance system development, usage and maintenance.
- Support the building and deployment of software systems to meet organisational requirements.
- Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements.
- 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
The qualification provides a pathway to a specialist Information Systems qualification. This may include:
* New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 6) with strands in Business Analysis, User Experience, IT Project Management, Information Systems Innovation [Ref: 2603]
* New Zealand Diploma in Database Administration (Level 6) [Ref: 2602]
Other possible pathways include under-graduate degree qualifications. This qualification may also equip learners to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level and area of specialty.
Learners enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
* NCEA Level 2 or 3
* 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]
* New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595]
* other relevant Level 4 qualifications e.g. New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) [Ref: 2461]
Graduates of Ref: 2595 may be granted credit recognition toward this qualification. Please see credit transfer arrangements, below.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as process mapping, project administration, records management, entry level application administration, and other entry level IS roles.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
N/a
Education Organisation 5 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2597
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review December 2019
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