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NEW ZEALAND
CERTIFICATE IN Computing

LEVEL

03

Pending NZQA approval

Become a master of digital technology at Crown! This exciting and practical course covers a range of digital technology concepts, and shows you how to fully utilise software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, image editing and project and financial management tools. You will learn to use a variety of devices and applications, and how to produce professional documents. We also teach you professional practice, such as communication, team work, interpersonal skills and ethical considerations. These skills are highly transferable and sought after by employers in a range of industries.  

COURSE LENGTH

20

WEEKS

20 HOURS PER WEEK

9AM - 1:30PM    I   MONDAY - FRIDAY

Afternoon classes are available, Crown will have the final decision on the timetables.

FEES

FREE

STUDY

All our courses are eligible for Fees Free study. Check here if you are eligible.

COURSE OUTLINE

This course will build on students’ existing knowledge, experience and skills by providing training in the efficient use of various digital technologies and software applications. 

In addition, the programme will focus on exploration and evaluation of current and emerging trends in the use of digital tools and information to support operational efficiency and effectiveness of a business entity.

This course is geared to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to efficiently and effectively use a range of common digital tools and technologies to solve business problems. They will learn and apply critical thinking to define and analyse problems, use their creativity and their own innovative ideas to design and implement solutions, learn and practice interdisciplinary communication skills required for interacting effectively with a team and other stakeholders, learn to assess the feasibility, viability and requirements of digital solutions, produce a plan for managing a project, and learn how to trouble-shoot and fix a range of common hardware and software problems.

These are all practical skills that are valuable well beyond the Computing and Digital Technologies classroom and are applicable in many contexts.

Course Delivery Method:

Blended Learning – Combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods.

Intakes are every 5 weeks

2021 COURSE DATES

9 Feb - 9 July 2021

15 Mar - 27 Aug 2021

3 May - 1 Oct 2021

26 Jul - 24 Dec 2021

18 Oct 2021 - 14 Apr 2022

HOLIDAY BREAK

19 Apr - 30 Apr 2021

12 Jul - 23 Jul 2021

4 Oct - 15 Oct 2021

SUMMER BREAK

21 Dec 2021 - 7 Feb 2022

entry requirements

Domestic Student

  • 16 years of age or older at course start date

  • Demonstrate basic skills in Computing (NZ Certificate in Computing Level 2 or equivalent skills and knowledge)

  • Demonstrate appropriate literacy and numeracy levels  

International student

  • 18 years of age or older at course start date 

  • IELTS (General or Academic) 5.0 with no band lower than 5.0 (or NZQA approved equivalent) 

  • 3  years secondary school education or agreed equivalent

COURSE TRIPS

All Crown programmes include trips to relevant sites and destinations. These educational visits will allow you to interact with professionals in the industry and observe the work in the real work environment.

  • Visit to technology business to view computing systems 
  • Visit to technology retailer to understand technology solutions 
  • Seminars with small business owners and business development managers 

 

The course consists of 4 modules, which cover:

Working with Digital Tools

Communicating in Digital World  

Working with Digital Applications 

Managing Projects for Digital Outcomes

CAREER OPTIONS

Employment
Pathways

Find more employment
options at CareersNZ

Graduates of this course can enjoy successful roles as:

Business Operation Support

Administration Assistant

Technical Administration

Sales Administration

Information Systems Operator

Further STudy

Graduates are encouraged to continue their studies with the New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Level 4), Small Business Level 3 or 4, or Travel and Tourism levels 3 or 4, or Food and Beverage level 3. 

New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4

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New Zealand Certificate in Business Level 4

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