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National Certificate In Computing (Level 2)

Explore the fun world of information technology and  discover your potential for a career in this field. A stepping stone into the Certificate in Information Technology.
This programme may also be offered at our Kāpiti and Wellington campuses in Semester 2, subject to student demand.  If you are interested in studying at one of these campuses, please email StudyIT@whitireia.ac.nz. Let us know where you'd like to study, whether you'd like to study full-time or part-time, and whether you'd prefer day-time or evening classes. We look forward to hearing from you!

Programme information

Graduates who complete the National Certificate in Computing (Level 2) will have an understanding of hardware and operating systems, programming, internet, and Android apps.
The subject areas for this programme are designed to introduce students to the knowledge and skills required for further study towards an information technology career.

Programme Outline

This is a 12 week, full-time programme that provides an understanding of information technology that can be built on. The four subjects listed below are compulsory for this programme:
  • Internet: design, create and use websites
  • Applications: use the latest Android apps
  • Hardware and Operating Systems: understand various hardware and  operating system platforms
  • Programming: learn to write programs for Androids

Further Study Options

Continue on to further study in information technology. The next step is the Certificate in Information Technology and then on to the Bachelor of Information Technology.


Campus Starts on Duration
Porirua 2017: 20 March, 14 August 12 weeks, full-time

Domestic Fees: Free

International Fees: Please contact us


Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Open entry. TEC entry criteria applies, please contact us

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 5.5 (with no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent


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