Study Information Technology Online

Information Technology is a global industry and the right qualification will create a whole world of opportunities for you. If you've decided that a career in Information Technology is what you're after then this qualification is a great starting point.


New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 28 weeks part-time | No full-time option
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Are you an educator with a desire to help adult learners improve their literacy and numeracy skills? This certificate will give you the tools you need to embed literacy and numeracy development into vocational education or workplace programmes.

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 60 weeks part-time | No full-time option
  • Level 3
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a greater level of confidence working in the digital tools and technologies space? Or perhaps you want to pursue new career opportunities in this area? Understanding, getting to grips with and using digital tools and technology is essential in today’s business world and this part-time programme will give you the confidence and skill to move forward.

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February or July
  • Apply until start date

Want to develop great IT foundation skills and gain valuable practical experience? How about doing that and getting guaranteed entry into our IT degree? This programme is your first step to gaining great introductory skills across a range of IT areas. You’ll study in a creative, innovative and supportive environment and, with small class sizes, you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention from your experienced teachers. Courses include Web Development, Programming, Computer Essentials and IT Industry Skills. When you finish and graduate, you'll have guaranteed entry into our Bachelor of Information Technology! Plus, study in 2022 for this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any living costs).

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10 hottest tech specialties 

The Information Technology industry is fast-paced. An Otago Polytechnic Information Technology qualification means you'll graduate with industry-relevant skills and be ready to roll.

  • Software design and development, including desktop, mobile, web
  • Data Science
  • Business intelligence
  • Solutions architecture
  • Database administration
  • Systems engineering or administration
  • Information Technology infrastructure and operations
  • Network engineering or administration and support
  • Information Technology service and support
  • Game development



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