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New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

This course is available


Level of Study



120 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Open Polytechnic of New Zealand


The New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design will provide you with the skills and knowledge to design, develop and implement websites and related services, customise packaged web solutions, or proceed to further study in Information Technology (IT).

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in an entry-level role in an organisation that provides customisation of package web solutions.

Graduate profile

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Determine client requirements, prepare and present solution(s), which meet client requirements.
  • Write scripts appropriate to implement and customise a solution package using frameworks and libraries.
  • Design and implement interfaces to enhance user experience and functionality.
  • Select, install and configure appropriate plug-in modules to supplement functionality to meet organisational requirements.
  • Test functionality and usability to meet client requirements.
  • Implement, configure, and publish tested web solution to meet client requirements.
  • Apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
  • Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional.
  • Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
  • Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you will be capable of operating within the applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and collaboratively as part of a team under broad supervision, with skills that are internationally relevant.

Study Pathway

This qualification provides a pathway to the undergraduate IT degree programme. Graduates of this qualification who go onto further learning will be granted credit recognition into the degree for this Diploma qualification.

You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.

Entry criteria

You must have NCEA Level 2 or Equivalent. If you do not meet the criteria, you may be eligible for admission with the approval of the Programme Delivery Manager. If you are aged 20 years or over, and have previous work or educational experiences that is relevant to your intended programme of study you may be eligible for admission.

IELTS test – an Academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5 or equivalent.

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skills.

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