Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) - Part Time

Online - 26 February 2024

Yoobee College of Creative Innovation

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 5
NZQA Credits: 60
Learning Style: Online Learning
27 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
8 November 2024

This qualification is designed for learners who want to acquire basic knowledge and skills in information technology, including operating systems, hardware, networking and scripting for systems administrators. This 16 week programmes provides learners withe foundational skills to get an entry-level IT support job, or progress into the Bachelor of Software Engineering.

Study online and for FREE.
Stay ahead of change and set yourself up for a career with a future with this short, sharp and fee free Certificate in Information Technology and Client Support.

You’ll be kicking off a Tech career in an industry that is growing and needs more skilled workers.

The great all-rounder

In just 16 weeks, you’ll learn the practical skills and technical smarts you need to understand networking, operating systems, hardware and scripting. Studying this will set you up to land a job in entry level I.T. support, or progress into our Bachelor of Software Engineering where you can major in Cloud, Cyber Security, Game Dev or A.I

Key topics:

The fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration
Troubleshooting PCs and related hardware
Basic networking and scripting
Installing/configuring operating systems
Learners receive guidance from our team of experienced lecturers in a practical learning environment.

Online Campus

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements for this qualification, however its recommended that students have 48 NCEA Level 2 credits in the best four subjects or Level 3 or suitable industry/ computing experience. Applicants without NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, you may be interviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.

If an applicant's first language is not English, they must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 5.5.

International students need to be at least 18 years old. 

Domestic students

You can study this Fees Free under the government’s new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund initiative*.  All domestic students are eligible for fees free regardless of prior study i.e. it can be used after First Year Fees Free.


  • Tuition fees

  • Compulsory course costs, and

  • Compulsory student services fees.

Please note that TTAF does not cover Course Related Costs.

*TTAF will cover fees for eligible programmes until 31 December 2022. TEC is working to establish rules for study and training that start before 31 December 2022 and continues into 2023 - in general, fees for study and training past 31 December 2022 are not covered. We are currently reviewing this with TEC for students who have enrolled prior to 31 December 2022. You will be notified once the results have been confirmed. If it is not covered, you can apply for a student loan via StudyLink.

Those ineligible for the above free study fees are:

Domestic students*

$3,422.21 + $170 Student Services Levy


Course related costs = $430

You will also need to purchase a PC Building Simulator which costs approximately $25

International students** 

$6,500 + $850 course fee + $369 course related costs

**Unable to study our online option due to visa requirements. 

Please note fees are subject to change.


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