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Certificate for Advanced Computer Users

Level 4

Sharpen your skills and learn advanced techniques in subjects such as computer programming with UCOL’s Certificate for Advanced Computer Users.

Information and Communications Technology students working with a lecturer in class at our Palmerston North campus
Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: Palmerston North

Duration: 1 semester, full-time and part-time study options available

Palmerston North
20 Feb 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
24 Jul 2017 - 1 Dec 2017

Domestic Fees:*
$3,383.61Scholarship info

International Fees:*

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

Gain digital literacy and learn how to write code using, create relational databases using MS Access; web creation using HTML and Java, and advance your business application skills using MS Word, Excel and MYOB.

This computing course provides an excellent base for further study with the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Applied), or the Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology (Applied).

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Entry level ICT roles
  • IT support

Industry Connections

Staff have excellent industry connections with local industry representatives on the School’s Stakeholder Engagement Group.

Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry, however it is recommended that students have NCEA Level 2 or first complete: 

International Entry Requirements

In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, international student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

Advice & Guidance

Successful completion of the Certificate in Information Technology for Business, Level 3 (formerly: Introductory Certificate in Business Computing) or similar unit standards in computing or equivalent computing experience is recommended.

It is recommended that students have met the literacy and numeracy requirements of NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.  Previous study in the area of computing / information technology would also be an advantage to successful completion of the programme.

This programme includes the National Certificate in Computing, Level 4.

Course Information

  • Programming
  • Advanced Computer Applications
  • Advanced Business Applications
  • Web Development


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.