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New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)

New Zealand


What will I learn?

To get you ready for further study or take an entry level IT role by developing your skills in hardware, software, databases, networks and creating web applications. Study in brand new, purpose-built facilities, which designed to boost your creativity and curiosity.

This programme is designed for people who need a broad, generalist understanding of Information Systems, equipping learners with the core IT skills and technical skills and knowledge to meet the needs of a range of Information Systems roles. Develop an understanding of how to provide administration and ongoing support of IT infrastructure in a range of organisations.


  • Gain essential knowledge of computing to assist a business
  • Practical hands-on learning experience in our collaborative learning spaces
  • Learn about user experience, human computer interaction and user interface design to inform systems design.
  • Learn about fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and gain practical experience to manage hardware and software resources.
  • Gain personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
  • You can cross-credit up to 120 credits towards Bachelor of Computing Systems.

Where to from here

  • Upon successful completion of this programme, you can go onto further study in New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity or Bachelor of Computing Systems.


  • Business analyst
  • IT systems administrator
  • IT support (software)

Which department am I in?

School of Computing, Electrical and Applied Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$23,350.00 (US$ 14,961) per year
Start date

27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have NCEA Or IGCSE with 3 A-C; Or a NZQA accredited certificate. High School Diploma with C average. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5.

For international students

For this programme, you will need the following:

A minimum of 14 credits at NCEA level 2 in ICT_related subjects
A minimum of 10 credits at NECA level 1 in literacy and 10 credits at NCEA level 1 in numeracy,
Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins,

English requirements

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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