Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) - Year 1

Wellington - 22 July 2024

Yoobee College of Creative Innovation

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 6
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: Mixed Online / In-Person Learning
32 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
27 June 2025

This qualification is designed for learners who are already in an IT job, or have already undertaken some IT study, to acquire the essential skills for software development. Learners can specialise in the second year in either AI, cloud computing, cyber security, or game development. This programme provides learners with the skills to move up from entry-level IT jobs to specialist software development care

Upskill onto a Software Developer role, for FREE!
If you're working within an entry-level IT role or have an entry-level IT qualification under your belt, you could advance your career with this two year diploma for free as part of the Government’s new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund.

This diploma has all the key knowledge and skills that every new developer needs to start out. And, with Yoobee’s project-based approach to learning, you’ll be taught in a studio-like environment similar to how you could work in the industry.

Your first year covers all the foundational skills of a software developer by teaching you design principles, algorithms and programming through real hands-on learning. You get time to fill any gaps within your current knowledge and skills, and the opportunity to explore specialised fields that you'd like to become an expert at.

Once you're skilled up from your first year, your second year gets you to hone in on a particular field of software development, immersing yourself in either A.I, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security or Game Development. These specialised areas were specifically chosen for our diploma as they lead the tech industry world-wide and show no signs of slowing down.

Throughout your study, you get the chance to build rapport and network with other like-minded students, graduate with a New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)*, and the competence and confidence to enter entry-level software developer roles.

*subject to NZQA approval

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New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)

Domestic Students

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience. 

International Students

International applicants must be 18 years or older and have proof that they have gained within the last two years: English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 6.0. (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.5. 

Domestic students

  • Tuition Fees:

    • First year: $7,858

    • Second Year: $7,843

  • Student Services Levy:

    • On-Campus: $350 per year

    • Online Only: $175 per year

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

Year One

  • Tuition Fees: $24,500 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2000 (NZD)

Year Two

  • Tuition Fees: $20,825 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2000 (NZD)

For more information, click here to download the international course costs PDF.

Please note fees are subject to change.


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