The Diploma in Business Computing is an industry-focused qualification that aims to provide graduates with advanced computing skills with specialisation in computer support, based on a practical grounding in business and management practice.
- The first year provides a thorough grounding in business, organisation and management,
computing, and communication practice.
- The second year teaches advanced computing skills with specialisation in IT support, and
develops in students practical and theoretical skills in computing to enable them to progress to
further studies in a similar field or to enter employment directly.
The Diploma in Business Computing is ideal for a student who wants to work in NZ. IT skills are highly in demand in New Zealand and the 12-week work placement in the course gives students valuable work experience which helps in the application for a job.
5150 Business Computing
5230 Organisation and Management
5260 Business Communication
6236 Applied Management
5148 Ethics and Professionalism
5154 Local area computer networks
6113 Managing the information systems function
6156 Project planning and control
6177 Single-user personal computers
7150 Multi user computers
7157 Local and wide area computer networks
7160 Planning and managing a project
7163 Designing a local area computer network
Total credits 241
- Duration of 2 academic years, or
- 20 months, including a 12-week work placement
Graduates of the Diploma in Business Computing (Level 7) are able to demonstrate:
- General business and advanced computer skills;
- Practical and theoretical skills for progression to further studies in a computing field;
The Diploma in Business Computing provides graduates with an opportunity to seek employment in a skilled environment, being qualified at Skill Level 2 in the ANZSCO categories. Typical jobs include Contract Administrator, Hardware Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, ICT Support Technician, Office Manager, Programme or Project Administrator, Web Administrator.
Applicants must have:
- a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and
- fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing; and
- the literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at Literacy requirements for University Entrance.
or equivalent to the above
or New Zealand University Entrance.
- International students for whom English is not a first language must also either:
- meet the English language proficiency outcomes for Diploma level 6 as set out in Appendix 2 of the Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013. Category 1 institutions as defined in these rules may avail themselves of the alternative permitted under rule 18.4 of these rules; or
- complete two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieve either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.
For international students: they must meet IELTS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent in the ICL Proficiency Test, or other equivalent recognized by NZQA.
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