Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch
Duration 40 weeks

AUCKLAND

11 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
22 Jul 2019 - 3 Jul 2020

WELLINGTON

11 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
22 Jul 2019 - 3 Jul 2020

CHRISTCHURCH

22 Jul 2019 - 3 Jul 2020

Domestic Students: $7,505.12 - 2018 FEES*

International students:  $19,000 and $2,000 resource fee*

*2019 FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

NZQA Level 6

Course information


The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, shop, bank, play games and share information. The pace of change is skyrocketing – and so too is the demand for talented internet professionals. Everything you see in the vast online world is made possible by web developers. The Diploma in Web and UX Design will give you the practical skills you need to make your mark in this exciting industry.

Learn how to apply the principles of visual design and master the scripting languages that support client-sided development. By encouraging creativity and teaching the essentials of web programming and design, this programme will set you on the path to a brilliant career in online media. You’ll finish with a comprehensive knowledge base and an online portfolio to showcase your new skills.

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Diploma in Web Design and Production (Level 6) [Ref. 2645]

*For international students, please read our application process page.

Course highlights


Launch yourself into the world of web development with this ground-breaking 40 week programme. Build first-rate technical skills, unlock your creativity and kick-start your web career. Here are some of things you’ll learn.

  • UX Design – master the basic principles of UX design and gain an insight into new and emerging HTML5 technologies and current industry standard JavaScript libraries.
  • Foundation Coding – learn basic programming principles which lay a foundation for developing interactive web interfaces. Learn how to create applications which perform well and use industry standard code libraries to produce top quality interfaces.
  • Data Visualisation – work with third party applications to retrieve and manipulate data, make it easily understood, and intuitive to use. Work with agile methodology in a collaborative environment and discover how to use a complete JavaScript framework to create dynamic projects.
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) – most websites are created using a CMS, and what sets a developer apart it their ability to create something individual from a stock standard system. That’s exactly what you’ll learn here.

Where could this take you


This qualification is your portal to a virtually limitless career in a booming and lucrative  industry. Here are just a couple of the paths you could take.

WEB DESIGNER: CLIENT SIDE/FRONT END - turn designs into websites. Use HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery for coding and channel your creative skills to create great user experiences.

WEB DEVELOPER: BACK END/SERVER SIDEuse your programming skills to build, create and maintain websites. You’ll write scripts using PHP/MySQL /CMS and focus on how the website works.

WEB MAINTENANCE - work in a large organisation or corporate as part of a web maintenance team, uploading content and maintaining internal and external websites.

Student work and success


Yoobee graduate Nishita Wojnar studied psychology at Victoria University before deciding to pursue her lifelong passion for the creative industries. After testing the waters with a few of Yoobee’s short online courses to boost her technical skills, she jumped in boots and all, signing up for the Diploma in Web and UX Design. The industry project Nishita completed during her course (a website redesign for a local hairdresser) earned her runner-up in the Yoobee Excellence Awards and helped her get a foot in the door to the web industry. Since graduating she’s worked as a lead content and user experience designer for NZ Customs, she’s been a web and UX tutor, and currently she’s freelancing as a digital designer at Redbubble. With the help of Yoobee, Nishita has crafted her perfect career, using her background in design, web development and psychology to create user interfaces (UI) and experiences (UX) on web and mobile. www.linkedin.com/in/nishitawojnar

Entry Requirements close

In order to gain entry into this diploma, you need to have passed the Level 5 Diploma in Digital Design - Web and Graphic or prove that you are competent in HTML and CSS to the required standard.

You’ll need to provide an application letter (written in your own words and in English) that covers the following:

  •          A brief introduction of yourself
  •          Your academic/work background
  •          Your software skills
  •          Your reasons for wanting to enrol in this programme
  •          Your future aspirations in this field.

If English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 6.0 Academic (no subtests lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

Portfolio Requirements

You will need to provide a portfolio of original creative works containing 7–10 examples that demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of design, UX or Interface design.

Any portfolio submitted for a Level 6 diploma must be of the following ‘industry level’ standard:

  •          Each piece of creative work must be clearly labelled with the intention of the piece and a brief description.
  •          We expect the portfolio to be provided in a PDF format.
  •          All work provided must be original and your own work. Where group work is shown, you must detail your involvement in the project.

You may also be provided with a simple task sheet that demonstrates your proficiency in CSS and HTML.

Course Components close
  • UX Design - Master the basic principles of UX design, including the importance of research such as user testing at every stage of a project. Plus gain an insight into new and emerging HTML5 technologies and current industry standard Javascript libraries. 

  • Foundation Coding - Learn basic programming principles which will lay a foundation for developing interactive web interfaces. Create applications which perform well, focusing on optimising page speed and usability while ensuring that the code is error free. Learn how to use industry standard code libraries to produce professional quality interfaces quickly and easily. 

  • Data Visualisation - Work with third party applications to retrieve and manipulate data, make it easily understood, and present it in a format that allows the viewer to interact with it intuitively. Work with Agile methodology in a collaborative environment, and learn to use a complete JavaScript framework to create dynamic projects. 

  • Content Management Systems (CMS) - The majority of the world's websites are created using a Content Management System. The skill that sets a developer apart is the ability to create something individual from a stock standard system, and that's exactly what you'll learn here. 

     

* Course content is subject to change to ensure continued industry relevance.

ASSESSMENT

There is one summative assignment in each of the four modules. You need to pass all four in order to graduate. 

Start Dates close

AUCKLAND

11 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
22 Jul 2019 - 3 Jul 2020

WELLINGTON

11 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
22 Jul 2019 - 3 Jul 2020

CHRISTCHURCH

22 Jul 2019 - 3 Jul 2020

Fees close

COURSE FEES

Domestic Students: $7,505.12

International students:  $19,000 and $2,000 resource fee

Equipment & Software close

EQUIPMENT

  • Software
  • Adobe CC
  • Sublime Text
  • UXPin
  • Online collaborative tools

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe CC
  • Sublime Text
  • UXPin
  • Online collaboration tools

LANGUAGES

  • HTML5
  • Advanced CSS with preprocessing
  • Advanced HTML
  • Javascript