Information Technology

Tasman offers the following Information Technology diplomas:

Tasman is accredited as an Advanced member of the Microsoft I.T. Academy Program in New Zealand and an Authorised Testing Centre for Certiport offering Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associated (MTA) examinations.



National Diploma in Computing Level 5

The National Diploma in Computing is a well established national qualification highly respected by employers, polytechnics and universities. The National Diploma is a one year NZQA approved course of approximately 120 credits.ƒ‚Students must successfully complete all course credits to gain the qualification.ƒ‚

Aim of the Course

The aims of the course leading to the National Diploma in Computing (Level 5) are to:

  1. Provide learners with knowledge of current computing technologies and trends.
  2. Produce skilled employable graduates that meet industry requirements for help-desk, support, and other functions.
  3. Give the learners a broad understanding of the computer industry concepts in order to specialise in Computer Support and Operations.

Course Description

The National Diploma in Computing (Level 5) provides students with the knowledge to work with current computing technologies and trendsƒ‚ that meet industry requirements. Learners will gain a broad, skilled understanding of computer industry concepts in support and operations in order to specialise in I.T. Further to that the course gives learners some level of understanding in computer industry management and concepts, along with the fundamentals of computer programming, software development and network design and support, required to specialise in the field of Computer Information Technology.ƒ‚ The teaching emphasis is upon the practical nature of support and operations.


Future Opportunities

Graduates of the National Diploma in Computing (Level 5)ƒ‚ will have entry level skills in both operations and support which will equip them for a range of support and operations roles within the computer industry such as help-desk roles.
On completion of this course, students can enrol in the Diploma in Information Technology (Level 7) with TIA, majoring in either Multimedia or Support and Operations. Graduates may also choose to progress to more advanced study at degree level.


Intake

The course requires one year of full-time study. There are five terms per year. Students may start the course at the beginning of any of these terms and at the middle point of the regular terms.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 (including a minimum of 12 in each of three subjects and including four credits in reading and four in writing)
  • OR Sixth Form Certificate with a grade aggregate of 20 or less in the four best subjects, one of which must be Grade 5 English or better)
  • OR a Year 12 or Year 13 international qualification equivalent to or higher than one of the above

AND

International students for whom English is not their first language must have either:
  • a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0
  • OR a minimum Tasman English Proficiency Test score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0



TIA Diploma in Information Technology - Support & Operations - Level 7

The Diploma in Information Technology - Support and Operations (Level 7) has been designed in consultation with New Zealand I.T. specialists to ensure students are receiving the most current skills needed in the I.T. industry.

Aim of the Course

The aims of the course leading to the Diploma in Information Technology - Support and Operations (Level 7)are to:

  1. Provide learners with advanced knowledge of current computing technologies and trends.
  2. Produce highly skilled employable graduates that meet industry requirements for help-desk, support, and operations.
  3. Provide learners with an in-depth practical understanding to allow for specialisation in computer support and operations.ƒ‚

Course Description

Learners will gain an in-depth practical understanding of and ability to apply the fundamentals of computer programming, software development, and network design and support.ƒ‚ Upon successful completion of this course graduates will be highly skilled and employable in the field of Computer Information Technology. The teaching emphasis is upon the practical nature of support and operations.ƒ‚


Future Opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma in Information Technology - Support and Operations (Level 7) will have high level skills in both operations and support which will equip them for a range of support and operations roles within the computer industry such as Network Support and Network Administration.ƒ‚ This course will provide successful graduates with a strong foundation for study towards Microsoft Certified System Engineering (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) certification.ƒ‚ Graduates may also choose to progress to more advanced study at Bachelor in Computer Science level.


Intake

The course requires one year of full-time study. There are five terms per year. Students may start the course at the beginning of any of these terms and at the middle point of the regular terms.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed National Diploma in Computing Level 5 awarded from Tasman International Academies
  • OR equivalent from another accredited provider
  • OR proven work experience equivalent to year 1 of study of the diploma (subject to approval from the Academic Director or Principal)
AND

International students for whom English is not their first language must have either:
  • a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • OR a minimum Tasman English Proficiency Test score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5



TIA Diploma in Information Technology - Multimedia - Level 7

Multimedia Classroom

The Diploma in Information Technology - Multimedia (Level 7) has been designed in consultation with NZ Multimedia design specialists to ensure students are receiving the most current skills needed in the ever-changing world of the multimedia design industry.

Aim of the Course

The aims of the course leading to the Diploma in Information Technology - Multimedia (Level 7) are to:

  1. Provide learners with an in-depth knowledge of current computing technologies and trends in multimedia design
  2. Produce highly skilled employable graduates who meet industry requirements for multimedia design and development.
  3. Provide learners with an in-depth practical understanding to allow for specialisation in the fieldƒ of multimedia

Course Description

This is a highly practical course with a focus upon a range of technical design skills including web design and video production using AdobeR Creative Suite.ƒ‚ The course content is aligned with the Adobe curriculum.ƒ‚ƒ‚


Future Opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma in Information Technology - Multimedia (Level 7) will have high level skills in current computing technologies and trends in website development and design, motion graphics design and video production to enable graduates to pursue job opportunities offered in this field. Graduates may choose to progress to more advanced study in either Multimedia Design or Graphic Design.


Intake

The course requires one and a half years of full-time study. There are five terms per year. Students may start the course at the beginning of any of these terms and at the middle point of the regular terms.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed National Diploma in Computing Level 5 awarded from Tasman International Academies
  • OR Diploma in Design and Print Production Level 5 awarded from Tasman International Academies
  • OR equivalent from another accredited provider
  • OR proven work experience equivalent to year 1 of study of the diploma (subject to approval from the Academic Director or Principal)
AND

International students for whom English is not their first language must have either:
  • a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • OR a minimum Tasman English Proficiency Test score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5