New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology*




  • Online – Full-time

    Apr 24 - Aug 25, 2023

  • Online – Part-time

    Apr 24 - Dec 22, 2023

  • Online – Full-time

    May 29 - Sep 29, 2023

  • Online – Part-time

    May 29, 2023 - Jan 26, 2024

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      Full-time / Part-time / Evening

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*Subject to NZQA approval

Stay ahead of change and set yourself up for a career with a future with this short and sharp Certificate in Information Technology.

You’ll be kicking off a tech career in an industry that is growing and needs more skilled workers.

In just 16 weeks, you’ll learn the practical skills and technical smarts you need to understand networking, operating systems, hardware and scripting. Studying this will set you up to land a job in entry level I.T. support, or progress into our Bachelor of Software Engineering where you can major in Cloud, Cyber Security, Game Dev or A.I


Short and Sharp
Be industry ready in just 16 weeks.

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Key topics:

  • The fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration
  • Troubleshooting PCs and related hardware
  • Basic networking and scripting
  • Installing/configuring operating systems
  • Role of GUI design in the functionality of OS
  • Using MySQL to apply the fundamental principles of software development, including fundamental mathematical and logical concepts that underpin computational and systems thinking, to plan, create, test, and document simple working code.


Learners receive guidance from our team of experienced lecturers in a practical learning environment.

Our Tech Faculty has built strong partnerships with leading tech educators and organisations around the world, boosting our students’ skills and gradates’ visibility within the tech industry. A direct result of this gives our entry-level IT students access to CompTIA certifications that will enhance their career opportunities upon successful completion. Yoobee provides access to e-labs and e-books while the exams are an additional cost for students.


What you'll learn

Scripting for systems administrators

Pull together knowledge from Commands and Procedures, as well as some web integration. Basic understanding of different software languages HTML, CSS and Javascript.


Identifying, using and connecting hardware components and devices including troubleshooting and maintenance. Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support. Install and configure laptops and other mobile devices. Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism.

Operating systems

Install and support Windows Operating Systems including command line & client support. Understand Mac, Linux and Mobile Operating Systems.

Introduction to networking

Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO. Compare & contrast cloud computing concepts & setup client-side virtualization and network issues.

A bit more information


HWiNFO, CPU-Z, Microsoft Office, Windows 10 (base machine), PC Building Simulator, All Microsoft operating systems, Linux operating system, Microsoft web expression, etc.


To run the software required for this course you need to meet the below minimum systems requirements : 

OS: Windows 7 or Higher 

Processor: intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Athlon X4 740

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB) or Radeon R9 285 (2048 MB) – Integrated GPUs may work but are not supported

DirectX: Version 9.0c

Storage: 7GB available space 

Sound Card: DirectX compatible


Domestic students

  • Tuition Fees: $3513
  • Student Services Levy (Online Only): $87.50
  • Course Related Costs: $430
    • This fee provides access to CompTIA certification. CompTIA are an industry-recognised authority and its A+ certification is internationally recognised as the benchmark for IT Technician training.

Software licensing is provided for students to use on campus for the period of the programme. This amount can be covered by Studylink's courses related cost loan.

This course is eligible for 'fees-free' study.

International students

  • Tuition Fees: $6500 (NZD)
  • Course Related Costs: $1219(NZD) (fees are subject to change)

*Available only for international students who are not living in New Zealand while studying the programme (offshore international students).

Please note fees are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements for this qualification, however its recommended that students have 48 NCEA Level 2 credits in the best four subjects or Level 3 or suitable industry/ computing experience. Applicants without NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, you may be interviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.

If an applicant's first language is not English, they must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 5.5.

International students need to be at least 18 years old. 

Want to know more?

Go on, ask us anything. A student advisor will be in touch to help find the best fit for you.


Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges Ltd. Yoobee Colleges Ltd is an NZQA Category 1 provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change pending enrolment numbers, availability and unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and students are offered the best learning experience.