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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 6) with strands in Business Analysis, User Experience, IT Project Management, and Information Systems Innovation
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
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 people who have attained a range of specialist professional and technical Information Systems (IS) skills. It will prepare people for employment in an intermediate level IS role in a range of organisational contexts, or for further study.

The qualification provides an opportunity for people wanting to broaden their skills and knowledge in IS, which may include people already working in the IT sector, as well as others wishing to enter it. Graduates will be capable of operating both independently and as part of a team.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having IT professionals who are experienced and qualified in specific contexts within IS.

This qualification is stranded in order to recognise the specific technical and theoretical skills and knowledge required to specialise in one of the following areas of IS practice.
* Business Analysis strand, which focuses on business analysis and managing software development processes.
* User Experience strand, which focuses on human computer interaction (HCI).
* IT Project Management strand, which focuses on the tools and techniques used in IT project management.
* Information Systems Innovation strand, which focuses on innovation to address organisational needs and opportunities.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply in-depth skills in investigation, analysis, and review of business logic and processes to support information systems design.
- Analyse, select and implement business intelligence tools and methods to provide strategic advantage to an organisation.
- Apply software engineering tools and approaches to the design, development, operation and maintenance of software systems.
- Apply in-depth skills in human computer interaction and user interface design to improve the usability, effectiveness and acceptance of organisational information systems.
- Apply skills in database modelling and advanced reporting to create systems that meet organisational requirements.
- Behave with integrity as a responsible Information Technology professional, to contribute positively to society.
- Apply communication, information design, personal and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes in an organisational environment.
- Apply project management tools and techniques to an IT related project, to analyse and solve problems.

Graduates of the Business Analysis strand will also be able to:
- Integrate and apply business analysis skills to develop specifications for information systems to meet organisation requirements.
- Manage software development processes to deliver quality systems on time and within budget.

Graduates of the User Experience strand will also be able to:
- Explore, evaluate and apply interactive technologies and user experience skills to develop effective, responsive systems for an organisation.

Graduates of the IT Project Management strand will also be able to:
- Analyse and evaluate a variety of IT project management tools and techniques to inform project planning and control to meet organisational requirements.
- Integrate and apply IT project management skills to plan and deliver quality project outcomes that meet organisational requirements.
- Integrate and apply IT project management skills to plan and deliver quality project outcomes that meet organisational requirements.

Graduates of the Information Systems Innovation strand will also be able to:
- Design and deliver innovative Information Systems solutions for an organisation.
Education pathways
The qualification provides a pathway to a specialist IS degree qualification and may also equip learners to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level and area of specialty.
This qualification provides an education pathway from the New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5) [Ref: 2597].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to work in a range of IS roles specific to the strand selected.
Graduates of the Business Analysis strand will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles such as entry-level business analysts, systems analysts or process mapper.
Graduates of the User Experience strand will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles in teams such as user experience/interface design, user testing, front-end development and HCI support or development.
Graduates of the IT Project Management strand will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles such as support for IT project managers or as IT project administrators.
Graduates of the Information Systems Innovation strand will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles such as IS analyst, designer or administrator.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5) [Ref: 2597], 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 6, with no band score lower than 5.5; or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) [Ref: 1884].
Education Organisation 5 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2603
Status Current
Created 2015-05-08 13:22:25.0
Next Review 2019-12-31 00:00:00.0
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