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New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Unitec Institute of Technology


To get you ready for further study or take an entry level IT role by developing your skills in hardware, software, databases, networks and creating web applications. Study in brand new, purpose-built facilities, which designed to boost your creativity and curiosity.

This programme is designed for people who need a broad, generalist understanding of Information Systems, equipping learners with the core IT skills and technical skills and knowledge to meet the needs of a range of Information Systems roles. Develop an understanding of how to provide administration and ongoing support of IT infrastructure in a range of organisations.


  • Gain essential knowledge of computing to assist a business
  • Practical hands-on learning experience in our collaborative learning spaces
  • Learn about user experience, human computer interaction and user interface design to inform systems design.
  • Learn about fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and gain practical experience to manage hardware and software resources.
  • Gain personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
  • You can cross-credit up to 120 credits towards Bachelor of Computing Systems.

Where to from here

  • Upon successful completion of this programme, you can go onto further study in New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity or Bachelor of Computing Systems.


  • Business analyst
  • IT systems administrator
  • IT support (software)

Entry criteria

For this programme, you will need the following:

A minimum of 14 credits at NCEA level 2 in ICT_related subjects
A minimum of 10 credits at NECA level 1 in literacy and 10 credits at NCEA level 1 in numeracy,
Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins,

English Language Requirements: IELTS test: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill. OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests. NZCEL - Level 4 (General) or (Employment). Language Cert - B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.

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