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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Essentials) Unitec Institute of Technology

New Zealand



Course info


Learn the essential knowledge and concepts of computer hardware, networks, web design, user experience, databases and software development to develop web applications, in this Certificate programme.

This certificate provides you with internationally relevant skills and knowledge, which are transferable across a range of disciplines within IT. These are essential for working in a number of entry-level support roles including business support, retail roles, and support roles within the IT profession.

Improve your computer literacy and problem solving skills. Learn in small, interactive groups and further your knowledge of current software applications.


  • This programme is great preparation for the Bachelor of Computing Systems
  • A good mix of practical and theory based learning
  • Flipped classroom model: class time will primarily be used for planning, problem-solving, hands on experimentation, discussion and feedback
  • You will be encouraged to use time outside the classroom for individual reflection and researching topics and ideas
  • Extra maths support: if you need help with maths, we provide extra tutorials


  • Further study in computing systems
  • Support role in business or retail


February or July


Mt Albert, Waitākere

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Essentials).

Full Time (16 weeks)

Tuition fees

NZ$12,000.00 (6,39,816) per year




Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Full Time (16 weeks)

Tuition fees

NZ$12,000.00 (6,39,816) per year




Waitakere Campus

5 - 7,

Ratanui Street,



0612, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to New Zealand NCEA

  • Be 17 years old by the time the programme starts
  • A minimum of 4 years secondary education

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 5.5 (no band<5.0) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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