Part time option

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology

LevelLevel 5
Level16 weeks

Stay ahead and set your future up with this short and sharp Certificate in Information Technology. This I.T course will give you the practical skills and technical smarts you need to land an entry-level job in I.T. support or progress into a Bachelor of Software Engineering.

60 Credits | Full-time, Part-time & Evening | Online


With full-time and part-time options available, this course builds your toolkit in hardware management, operating system installation and support, and introduces you to networking and scripting for system administrators.

In only 16 weeks, you could be kicking off an entry-level tech career in an industry that is growing and needs more skilled workers. Or have the know-how to progress into our Bachelor of Software Engineering where you can major in Cloud, Cyber Security, Game Dev or A.I.

Upon completion, you'll receive the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5).



Key topics:

  • The fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration

  • Troubleshooting PCs and related hardware

  • Basic networking and scripting

  • Installing/configuring operating systems

  • 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.

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What you'll learn


Manage hardware as well using tools to support and enhance systems covering theory (how system components work together) and safety best practices to install and configure PCs, laptops and other mobile devices.

Operating Systems

Install and support Windows Operating Systems including command line & client support as well as an introduction to Mac, Linux and Mobile Operating Systems such as Android.

Introduction to Networking for System Administrators

Fundamental networking theories and concepts including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO to support the practical construction of network solutions. Learners will set up a Windows Domain network as well as configure MySQL in a client-server relationship.

Introduction to Scripting for System Administrators

Using the same logical frameworks as those used to develop apps, will learn how to develop scripts to automate administration. Using the cross-platform scripting tool PowerShell will learn how to configure and maintain systems using code. Since no IT person is an island, will also have practice working as a group.



Course Start Dates

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Practice Labs Overview



Practice Labs Deep Dive


Learn by doing! Right from the start you'll use the same tools that system administrators use. There are guided labs to help you get started. From there you can build servers, practice Linux, implement business class networks, and much more. All this without having to purchase expensive hardware because you have access to an online lab environment.



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

*To complement and enhance the course material provided, this fee allows students access to the CompTIA A+ e-books as well as CompTIA A+ labs and a customised "sandbox" to practice what they are learning from ACI Practice Labs. 

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 for a whole one year. This amount can be covered by Studylink's courses related cost loan.

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

Please note fees are subject to change.

Have NCEA credits at Level 2 or 3, with appropriate credits in mathematics and digital technologies subjects. Or, have one of the following:

  • Skills gained through study, work and/or life experience or,

  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User)(Level 3) or,

  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (Level 4) or,

  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

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.



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Salary expectations

NZ$93.5K (Auckland median IT base salary). Entry-level salaries range from NZ$46–65K.

Graduates can apply for jobs as a Field Service Technician, Service Desk Analyst, IT Support Technician, Helpdesk Representative, System Support Technician/Specialist or Desktop Support Administrator.




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.