Get IT Qualified - Get in Demand!

Gain the professional skills and training required to enter and be successful in the growing IT industry.
Keep your job while you study. Classes are held in the evenings Monday to Friday.
Learn on our modern new online delivery platform. Optimised for all devices.
Learn at your own pace and be supported by dedicated and experienced instructors.

Secure Your Future - Advance Your Skills Today!

Do you have a keen interest in computing and want to make a rewarding career of it?
Or are you looking to enhance your current IT skills and knowledge for future career opportunities? 

Enrol now in our new NZ Certificate in Information Technology (L5) and gain the essential professional skills and practical IT skills that are needed in today's growing IT Industry.

There's a chronic shortage of skilled IT professionals in New Zealand so Computer Power Plus is responding by offering full-fee IT Scholarships to help launch you towards a successful career in the exciting world of IT.

Our NZQA accredited IT programme is 17 weeks full-time starting 3 October, and delivered evenings Monday to Friday at Rangitoto College.

Want to be a Web Developer or an IT Support Hero?
Upon completion of the Certificate you can choose to advance to more specialised areas with our NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (L5), or the NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (L5). These new diplomas take a further 17 weeks full-time to complete.

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Programme Structure

The NZ Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) is a 60 credit programme, consisting of four x 15 credit courses. These core courses provide the essential IT and professional skills that are needed in today's IT industry.

This Certificate is the foundation for both the NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design, and the NZ Diploma in IT Technical Support which are eight courses in total (120 Credits).

Each course will be delivered approximately over a 4-week period.

NZ Diploma in
Web Development and Design
IT Systems
Data Handling and Web Concepts
Professional Practice
Programming Principles
Business Analysis and Solution Design
Implementation of Web Applications
Testing and Development of Web Application
Web Application Project
NZ Diploma in
IT Technical Support 
IT Systems
Data Handling and Web Concepts
Professional Practice
Programming Principles
Computer Servicing Skills
Operating Systems
Systems Administration and Management

Entry Requirements
Must be 18 years or older and be a New Zealand citizen or resident.
A minimum of a Level 3 Certificate in Computing or equivalent. Equivalency will be determined using our skills and knowledge assessment.

On-site training hours - Rangitoto College
Computing labs are open between 5.30 PM and 8.45 PM - Monday to Friday. Learning is self-directed with our experienced instructors on-hand to support you when requested.

Full-time commitment per week
35 hours consisting of a mixture of on-site and home study.

NZ Certificate Domestic Fees
None: All tuition fees and course related costs are funded by our full-fee IT Scholarships for those students starting full-time, 3 October at our training site at Rangitoto College only. Limited spaces available.

NZ Diploma Domestic Fees
$3,110* + $500 enrolment fee. This fee covers the last 4 courses of the diploma and is payable in 2017.
Our qualifications qualify for StudyLink Student Allowances and Loans.

Employment Opportunities
Graduates of the NZ Diploma in IT Technical Support will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles such as computer technician, help desk and technical support officer, and entry level network administrator, network engineer, and applications support analyst roles.

Graduates of the NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in an entry level role in an organisation that provides customisation of package software solutions, or in a graphic design organisation.

* Indicative only - to be confirmed shortly

Download our programme guides for more course information

Information Evenings

8 & 14 September, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Rangitoto College
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Graduate Testimonies

Anahera Pine
IT Helpdesk, Plunket

I liked being able to set my own goals with the self-directed learning model CPP uses.  The employment preparation was also really helpful. It included working on my CV and going over the questions that you would get asked at interviews. This and the practical skills I gained really helped me in getting my job.

Tim Cashman
Desktop Support Engineer, Dimension Data

I really liked the self-directed learning approach that CPP uses, as it allowed me to complete my studies at my own pace.  The instructors were approachable and were really into IT.  When I graduated from CPP, I got a great job within 2 weeks.

About Computer Power Plus

With a history spanning almost 20 years, Computer Power Plus is one of New Zealand's leading providers of IT and professional skills training.
We have campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with over 450 domestic and International students.
We are owned by Whitireia NZ Ltd in partnership with Wellington Institute of Technology, two successful and highly regarded Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in New Zealand.
Thousands of our graduates are now working in rewarding IT careers here and abroad since 1996. Below are just a few of the NZ companies our graduates have found recent employment in.

Take the next step

Come to one of our information evenings or enrol today to secure your place
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