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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Computer Science » Multimedia Computing Science
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who are able to customise packaged web solutions, or proceed to further study in Information Technology (IT).

The qualification is designed for those seeking to develop and apply skills in the concept and execution of web development and interface design.

Graduates will be capable of operating within the applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and collaboratively as part of a team under broad supervision, with skills that are internationally relevant.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having IT Professionals who can design and develop websites in all sectors of the economy and society.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Determine client requirements, prepare and present solution(s) which meet client requirements.
- Write scripts appropriate to implement and customise a solution package using frameworks and libraries.
- Design and implement interfaces to enhance user experience and functionality.
- Select, install and configure appropriate plug-in modules to supplement functionality to meet organisational requirements.
- Test functionality and usability to meet client requirements.
- Implement, configure, and publish tested web solution to meet client requirements.
- Apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
- Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional.
- Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
- Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements.
Education pathways
Graduates may progress to a higher level qualification in computing IT or to the digital design area. This may include the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) [Ref: 2604], or the New Zealand Diploma in Web Design and Production (Level 6) [Ref: 2645]

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 with appropriate credits in digital technologies and design subjects
* New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594]
* New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595].
* It is also expected it may provide a pathway from the computing qualifications [Ref: 2592 or 2593]

Graduates of Ref: 2595 may be granted credit recognition toward this qualification. Please see the credit transfer information below.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in an entry level role in an organisation that provides customisation of package software solutions, or in a graphic design organisation.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 for this qualification. Learners enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
* NCEA Level 2 or 3 with appropriate credits in digital technologies and design subjects
* New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594]
* New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595]
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; or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) [Ref: 1883].
Education Organisation 10 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2598
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review December 2019
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