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New Zealand Certificate in Computing - Online

New Zealand Certificate in Computing - Online

Level 3

Make your move into Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) - Online.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: Online

Duration: 10 weeks per course (Part-time enrolment only)

Monthly intakes

Domestic Fees: *
$267.93Scholarship 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.

Learn how to use digital tools to present information, create websites, apply security techniques, design and generate infographics, and use a visual programming language to produce interactive games and media.

UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Computing - Online has a practical, hands-on focus which allows students to bring their skills together and showcase their strengths in collaborative, team-based ICT projects.

Study this qualification online with eCampus NZ website

 Career & Study Outcomes

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

This programme consists of 60 credits. The courses includes;

Online Etiquette and Ethics (10 Credits)
Learn about the standards and practices that should be adhered to when working in a digital environment.

Going Mobile (10 Credits)
Learn about wi-fi security, connectivity and data transfer.

Presenting in a Digital Environment (10 Credits)
Learn how to create an excellent online presentation.

Spreadsheets and Databases (10 Credits)
Learn about spreadsheets and databases.

Web Fundamentals (10 Credits)
Learn how to manage a website.

Operating in a Digital Environment (10 Credits)
Learn how to keep up with the digital world.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 1 (including 10 Literacy Credits at Level 1 and 10 Numeracy Credits at Level 1) 

Equivalent skills and knowledge
On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

Students with an interest in computing and ICT will extend their skills over a range of industry leading digital tools, development platforms, and technologies.  It is recommended that applicants seek advice from the Head of School if they would like more information regarding the required skill level for this programme. Previous study in the area of computing/information technology would be an advantage to successful completion of the programme.

Part-time study option
If you'd like to study this qualification part-time, you can do so, completing one course at a time.

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).

Previous Related Programmes

The New Zealand Certificate in Computing supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:

  • Certificate in IT for Business


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it