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Academy ICT Innovation (Level 2)

Level 2

​Discover if a career in IT is right for you while still in secondary school with the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy ICT Innovation Programme.

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Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North

Starting: Week of 12 Feb 2024
Finishing: Week ending 27 Sep 2024
Delivery day: Mondays

Domestic Fees: *

Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Join the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy ICT Innovation Programme to learn the fundamentals of IT and computing applications and tools. You will have the opportunity to work towards NCEA Level 2 whilst exploring a range of skills that are applicable to all areas of business including: 

  • Presentations
  • Web development
  • Databases
  • Digital media
  • Computer hardware
  • Digital tools
  • Security
How to apply
If you're interested in applying for this programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the application form as follows:

 Course Hours & Duration

Mondays, 9am - 3pm.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy ICT Innovation Programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in IT in an IT business support or administration and technology support role. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries for ICT Architects and Administrators, see careers.govt.nz

 Course Information

This programme comprises 24 credits.

Unit Standard 29771 (Level 2) (Version 2) (3 Credits)
Use the main features and functions of a presentation application for a purpose.

Unit Standard 29773 (Level 2) (Version 2) (3 Credits)
Produce digital images for a range of digital media.

Unit Standard 29776 (Level 2) (Version 2) (4 Credits)
Use the main features of an HTML editor to create a website.

Unit Standard 29777 (Level 2) (Version 2) (3 Credits)
Use the main features and functions of a database application to create and test a database.

Unit Standard 29782 (Level 2) (Version 2) (5 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of computing hardware, software and terminology to select digital tools for specified purposes.

Unit Standard 29783 (Level 2) (Version 2) (3 Credits)
Implement basic security when using digital devices and software.

Unit Standard 18740 (Level 3) (Version 7) (3 Credits)
Create a simple computer program to meet a set brief. 

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

Recommended school subjects include:
  • Maths
  • Computing and Digital Studies
  • Information Systems
  • English


For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is part of a suite of Academy programmes offered by UCOL Te Pūkenga to secondary learners seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy Automotive Panel & Paint Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Learners must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.