New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner (Information Technology Security) Level 6 New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner (Level 6) Information Technology Security

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner Level 6 - Security

CertificateFull time - 6 months, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$3,400 - $5,650


February, July





Course related costs



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch – Madras St


Add to your computing experience and become a specialist in IT security.

This programme builds on your existing IT skills and equips you with new skills and knowledge in the area of information technology security. It will enable you to implement secure solutions for access and use of devices, servers, networks and data storage through the application of emerging security techniques. You'll also gain a range of professional skills required for an IT career.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 40 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) or equivalent.

Alternative requirements
  • An ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in the specialised area of the selected strand through practical work experience in a relevant field of IT or via relevant industry certifications.

    Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This qualification enables you to be effective in roles requiring specialist IT security skills.

Study pathways

This qualification can provide a pathway to further computing qualifications including optional industry certifications in your area of specialty.

Recommended school subjects

English, Maths, Computing/ICT