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Certificate for Advanced Computer Users

Level 4

There’s every reason to step up your learning in Information and Communications Technology 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
22 February 2016 - 1 July 2016
25 July 2016 - 2 December 2016

Domestic Fees:*

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.

Sharpen your skills and learn advanced techniques in subjects such as computer programming where you’ll write code using

You’ll also 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.

International Entry Requirements

English Proficiency Entry Requirements:
The minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (ie combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). 

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.