Diploma in Information Technology & Computer Services (Level 5)

Course Overview

This course aims to equip graduates with the practice based knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to enable them to work in the computing industry at an introductory professional level with an understanding and practical ability in computer hardware, network design and structure, and computing services and to prepare students towards the completion of industry qualifications such as A+ and Networking+. Those being targeted for entry to this course are; adults currently working in the computer hardware, computer service and computer networking fields whoa re wanting to attain a diploma level qualification as well ad International students, recent migrants and members of Pacific Island and Maori communities.

This certificate builds upon knowledge recognized in the National Certificate in Computing (Lv2 ) or the National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Lv2) . Computers are a necessary tool used by industries in a wide variety of ways. This qualification provides the flexibility for industry to specify knowledge and skills from their own environment, while still retaining a core of intermediate level computing competencies.

This qualification aims to provide a qualification for initial employment in computing enhance readiness for further study in computing and related fields. It can lead to the National Certificate in Computing (Lv4) or the National Diploma in Computing (Lv5) with optional strands in Management, Operations, Support, Generic computing and Software Development.


Applicants are required to be 18 years of age, hold a level 3 qualification of equivalent and to provide a curriculum vitae and completed application form. International stuents are required to have achieved an IELTS level of 5.5 or equivalent. Applicants will be interviewed in order to assess their suitability for the course when ever possible.

The following is considered the minimum requirement:

  • National Certificate in Computing Level 3


  • 1 Year NZ$4900.00 for Domestic Students plus Course Related Costs International Students please refer to Martin Hautus Prospectus for fees
  • Four intakes per year. Available for Domestic as well as International students.


  • Information Technology and Customer Service
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Network Administration
  • Network+
  • Microsoft Applications
  • Group Development Project
  • Practicum/Work-based Experience

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