Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Certificate in Applied Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 6) (Micro-credential)
Qualification Type Micro-credential
Level 6
Credits 40
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Computer Science » Computer Applications and Programming
Strategic Purpose Statement
The primary purpose of the Micro-credential is to provide learners with advanced skills in digital product design and delivery through professional practice in a work placement project. The aim is to enable learners to gain experience, practice the application of digital and technical skills and improve their work readiness to increase their chances of success in roles in the context of their practice as (for example) product developers, user experience designers, business analysts, or data analysts.
Graduate profile
This Micro-credential will allow learners to safely practice and develop their in-work skills in a real-world scenario within a workplace, under the guidance and instruction of a facilitator. It should be noted that while the learners will almost always successfully develop an acceptable digital technical product solution, the outcome of the Micro-credential is focused on the learner's development of the skills required to produce the solution, rather than the solution itself.

Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate project requirements and apply relevant industry-standard best practices to the development of digital technology product solutions in the context of practice.
2. Apply Agile and design thinking practices to successfully develop digital technology product solutions in the context of practice.
3. Evaluate the ethical impact of, and apply ethical considerations to, the development of digital technology product solutions in the context of practice.
4. Evaluate their own personal management, collaboration and communication techniques when working on a technical project with internal and external stakeholders in the context of practice.
5. Critically reflect on own experience working on an industry project to gain successful employment
Education pathways
N/A
Employment pathways
N/ATo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Applicants must be over 18 years of age, have the legal right to study in New Zealand and have either:
* completed the Level 5 Certificate in Digital Technology Product Solutions or;
* provide evidence of equivalent qualifications and/or experience.

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Mission Ready's policy MR007 "English Language Requirements for Those for whom English is an Additional Language" applies.

Applicants must provide a CV along with their application. Applications will be reviewed by MRHQ. Unsuccessful applicants will be referred to an appropriate alternative course/programme and invited to apply again once they have completed that course/programme.
Education Organisation Mission Ready HQ Limited
Developed By Mission Ready HQ Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4830
Status Current
Created May 2023
Next Review March 2025
Content
* Tools to understand project requirements
* Define project scope
* Industry standard best practices
* Methods and tools for evaluation of projects
* Application of models of design thinking to a project
* Application of Agile software delivery practices including Scrum practices, to a project
* User interface design and prototyping under volunteer industry mentor guidance
* Research of new technologies leading to creation of technical artefacts
* Ethics of emerging technology applications in the technology industry
* Management of time, stress, finances and personal effectiveness
* Identification of internal and external stakeholders and management of their expectations
* Providing and accepting critical feedback
* Working effectively using collaboration tools
* Professional portfolio of work
* Professional career preparation
* Reflective practices and tools

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