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Academy ICT Innovation (Level 3)

Level 3

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

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

Domestic Fees: *
Fees Free

Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not Applicable

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.

Take your ICT skills to the next level with software programming. Level 3 ICT provides project-based experience in the UCOL computer labs. Content will cover creating  programme to provide a solution, knowledge of microcontrollers, and construct and test a programme in a robotics environment.

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

Fridays, 9am - 3pm.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL 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 22 credits.

Unit Standard 18741 (Level 3) (Version 7) (6 Credits)
Formulate a design specification, write code, and test and modify a program to provide a solution to a problem; and create simple end-user documentation.

Unit Standard 29779 (Level 2) (Version 2) (3 Credits)
Prepare to create a software-controlled device built from components; assemble components for, program and test the software-controlled device.

Unit Standard 29791 (Level 3) (Version 2) (2 Credits)
Capture and prepare digital media for integration into other applications. This may include still images, moving images, audio, or other media types.

Unit Standard 29770 (Level 2) (Version 2) (4 Credits)
Use the main features and functions of a spreadsheet application for a purpose.

Unit Standard 29789 (Level 3) (Version 2) (Credits 3) 
Use a presentation application to produce an interactive multimedia presentation.

Unit Standard 29788 (Level 3) (Version 2) (Credits 5)
Develop, test, and evaluate an interactive website for organisational use.

 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 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 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.