Graduate Diploma in Information Technology


Subject area

Information Technology



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology aims to enable graduates from other disciplines to develop their knowledge and skills within IT and develop expertise in a related grouping of specific IT subjects. The student body that the programme will appeal to includes holders of Bachelor degrees from other disciplines who wish to change careers or augment their qualification portfolio, and professionals from IT who wish to undertake professional development in emerging IT subjects.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic requirements University Entrance, or The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4), or An equivalent qualification English language requirements Applicants whose first language is not English must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including schooling in New Zealand, completion of the relevant New Zealand Certificate in English Language, approved scores on IELTS tests or completion of accepted international equivalents. Specific scores for IELTS and New Zealand Certificates in English Language are as follows: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no band score lower than 5.5) NZCEL Level 4 with an Academic endorsement For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart . Other requirements There are no other requirements. Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the practical and online components of the courses. Special Entry Students who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed (e.g. maturity, life experience, work experience, other study) may be provisionally admitted into the programme. Entry to subsequent study is conditional on satisfactory academic progress in the first year. Alternatively, students may be advised to enrol in either: 1) the stand-alone New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5). Upon successful completion of this programme students would be eligible for enrolment in the second half of the first year of the BCS; or: 2) the New Zealand Certificate in IT Essentials (Level 4). Upon successful completion of this programme students would be eligible for enrolment in the BCS. The Dean may apply discretion to these regulations in exceptional circumstances.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,409 $6,409
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,080 $10,080
Total $16,489 $16,489

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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