NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support
Use your Fees Free* and
get your diploma in just 40 weeks!
Free for NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents*
With fees normally costing $9,950, there has never been a better time to study!
Looking for a career in an ever-expanding industry? One that earns top money, offers rapid career progression, and plenty of opportunities in New Zealand and around the world?
This Level 5 course is your springboard to the future! It will set you up for work in the New Zealand I.T environment, or provide you with study pathways to go on to further studies in the field of Information Technology.
*Eligibility criteria applies.
21st August 2023
9th October, 2023
Fees Normally: $9,950
Course related costs - $850
What You Will Learn
Every organisation needs technical support workers to keep their business humming – and in New Zealand they’re in short supply.
Learn to install I.T hardware and systems software, and build your operational knowledge of networking, database administration and I.T service management. Tackle troubleshooting, problem solving and interface design; and learn how to create basic computer applications.
Level 5 Diploma
Delivered by: Aspire2 Education.
Complete your study across the following modules in just 40 weeks.
There are eight modules that include the following topics:
Database Design and Implementation
Interactive Digital Media
Systems and Application Software
This programme aims to equip graduates with technical knowledge and hands-on experience in technical support. Graduates will have an awareness of the information technology environment, appreciate the needs of users, and be able to provide I.T technical support. They will also be able to operate within the applicable professional standards. Some of the skills and knowledge graduates will have include I.T hardware, systems software, networking, database administration, I.T security,
trouble-shooting systems issues and I.T service management.
Applicants must be 17 years of age or over and will be eligible on the basis of meeting
the requirements below academic requirements
Applicants must have:
NCEA Level 2 or 3 (with University Entrance); or
Provide evidence of achievement at an equivalent level; or
A qualification in Computing, Information Technology or Digital Technology at Level 3 or 4; or
An equivalent qualification in Computing, Information Technology or Digital Technology.
An applicant 17 years of age or over, who does not meet academic entry requirements, may be given entry to the programme if they can provide evidence of their likely success on the programme and following an interview.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency prior to being accepted into the programme.
International students, see requirements outlined below.
For international learners with English as a second language must provide evidence of the required English language requirements from an internationally recognised
English Proficiency Test.
IELTS academic test - with a minimum score of 5.5 and no band score lower than 5 (Scores must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form)
TOEFL course-based test (pBT) - with a minimum score of 530 and an essay score 4.5 TWE
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - with a minimum score of 46 and a writing score of 14
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 162 or above and no less than 154 in each skill
OET - with a minimum grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) or (Employment)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - with a PTE academic score of 42 or above and no band score lower than 36
Language Certificate - B2 Communicator International ESOL (LRW) with HIGH PASS and no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band
Successful graduates will be awarded the following qualification by New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
New Zealand Diploma In Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5), worth 120 credits.
This qualification provides an academic pathway to more I.T and Computing studies at Level 6, specialist, or other higher-level I.T qualifications.
These may include:
New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 6) with strands in Business Analysis, User Experience, IT Project Management, Information Systems Innovation, and Data Analysis
New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)
Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles such as computer technical support, help desk and technical support officer, entry-level network administration, network engineering, and applications support analysis roles.