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Certificate in Information Technology for Business

Level 3

Make your move into Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with UCOL’s Certificate in Information Technology for Business.

Information Technology in class at our Palmerston North campus
Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: Palmerston North

Duration: 1 semester, full-time or part-time study options available

20 Feb 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
24 Jul 2017 - 1 Dec 2017

Domestic Fees:*

International Fees:*

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

This IT course will provide you a practical introduction to a variety of business computing topics, information technology and software applications.

This face-to-face programme will teach you software applications including spreadsheet, word processing, database, PowerPoint, web design, MYOB, and introductory programming.

On the hardware side you will be able to identify components and understand the technology of computing.

Graduates of this qualification will have the industry wanted skills and training to become successful IT professionals.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Computing
  • Office assistance
  • Or staircase to further study
To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for ICT and Telecommunications Technicians, and ICT and Business Systems Analysts.

Industry Connections

Staff have excellent industry connections with local industry representatives on the School’s Stakeholder Engagement Group. 

Domestic Entry Requirements

This programme has open entry.

International Entry Requirements

English Proficiency Entry Requirements:
Minimum entry for international students of IELTS (or equivalent) General or Academic Level 5.0 with no band lower than 5. IELTS scores must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible).



Advice & Guidance

Students with an interest in computing will extend their skills over a range of computing software, business subjects and technologies.  It is recommended that applicants seek advice from the Head of School if they would like more information regarding the required skill level for this programme.

Course Information

Technology – incorporating:
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Databases

Software Applications – incorporating:

  • Word-processing
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet

Business – incorporating:

  • Written Communication
  • Ergonomics
  • Accounting Package
  • Accounting Introduction

Digital Design – incorporating:

  • Special Topic – Web Page Design
  • Programming A
  • Programming B


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.