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Diploma in Software Development (level 6)

This programme is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains such as application development, web development and mobile application development.

The programme provides students with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in software development that meets industry standards for appropriately qualified information technology employees.

Upon completion, you will be able to enter employment in development or testing roles, in a range of organisational contexts.

This is a Whitecliffe programme delivered in Taranaki by Learner Me.

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Key Dates 

February 2024 Intake:

19 • 02 • 24


July 2024 Intake:

22 • 07 • 24


Diploma in Software Development,

240 credits


2 years full time in Taranaki


Domestic $7,554 + 150 Student Service  Levy.

Fees Free Applies

All 2024 fees are subject to change and regulatory approval.

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    The Level 5 NZ Certificate in Information Technology is a 60-credit programme, consisting of four x 15 credit courses. A full-time student is expected to complete the programme in up to six months (18 weeks excluding 2 weeks study breaks). This programme has full-time and part-time study options available. If you are interested in studying this programme part-time, please speak to our admissions team. For further information email:
    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 Apply the fundamentals of interaction design concepts and practice to enhance interface design Use problem-solving and decision-making techniques to provide innovative and timely information technology outcomes Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications Apply communication, personal, and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role
    Programming Web Developer Network/Systems Administration Systems Analyst
    NZ Government key information link for learners, that provides more information to support your decision making for this programme.
    Domestic Student Entry Requirements: Completed application form Minimum Age: Students must turn 17 within their first year of study at Whitecliffe 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 including: 14 credits in Digital Technologies or Computing AND 10 credits in Maths AND 10 credits in English at NCEA Level 2 or above If you do not have the above, you must have one of the following: Equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience - 50% pass in online assessment Certificate in IT Essentials
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