Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this qualification is to allow learners to broaden their knowledge and expertise by carrying out a significant body of study in an IT related subject area. Learners will study a specialist field such as suited to their current experience and/or qualifications. Different pathways of study will be available for Learners to choose from depending on their specific needs, interests, and professional development goals.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology will have built on their existing knowledge base, skills and professionalism by developing technical and conceptual thinking in a specialist area of information technology.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Entry (Admission) Requirements An Undergraduate Degree (with the exception of the Open Polytechnic's Bachelor of Information Technology) or equivalent. OR Successful completion of OP7095 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology. Domestic Language Entry Requirements If English or Mäori is the not the applicant's first language, candidates will need a minimum IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent. International English Language Entry Requirements International applicants will need an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Learners without prior IT knowledge, qualifications or experience may be required to complete other courses prior to enrolling in the Graduate Diploma.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,757 $4,757
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,383 $10,383
Total $15,140 $15,140

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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

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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