new zealand certificate in information technology essentials*

If you’ve been looking for a foundation course to dip your toes into computer hardware or software development then our low-fees NZQA approved course is for you.This specialisation aims to equip students with a range of fundamental level IT skills. You’ll cover computer hardware, software concepts, user interface design and business analysis in a hands-on project based learning environment. Learnings from this programme may be used to enter the workforce or to continue onto higher level IT Study.

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref. 2594].


  • Computing Essentials
  • Business Essentials for IT
  • Software Essentials


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We are a 'Category 1 Provider' (The best you can get). We provide students with a gateway to the IT industry and jobs of the future. We support and inspire dynamic, team-orientated and technically talented graduates who will help to grow New Zealand’s global reputation as skilled innovators while propelling their own careers forward.



23 July 2018


New Zealand residents/citizens:
$3,200 Eligible for 'Fees-Free' study


NZQF level 4


16 weeks


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*Start dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. AMES reserves the right to modify schedules to best accommodate the internal running of the institute and to best serve the student learning experience.
**Animation College, as the registered PTE, awards all of the qualifications that are offered by AMES - The Institute of IT.

***This programme is pending final NZQA approval in alignment with the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF) and in accordance with the Targeted Review of Qualifications (TroQ).