This is a one-year Level 5 Diploma and stands as the first year of our two-year Level 6 Software Development Diploma. The programme takes you from determining client needs to choosing a CMS, utilising databases, designing the user experience and configuring a website.
This 'Full Stack' Software Diploma begins with the Diploma in Web Development, then focuses on Software Development during the second year and covers object orientated programming, data structures, mobile app development, software testing and security, and project management.
This FREE 20 week certificate covers computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, and includes business report writing, communication skills and creating business documents. The course is run through a combination of classroom tutorials and working through a series of workbooks.
Absolutely. All of our qualifications are accredited and approved through the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and are internationally recognised.
We have two values that we use to guide our decisions:
God Honouring (He whakahonore i te Atua)
Client Focussed (He manaaki i te tangata)
We strongly recommend that you bring your own device. Bringing your own device allows you to continue to work when you are away from the college, on the projects and self-directed aspects related to the course. If bringing your own device is problematic let us know before you start, and we'll see what we can arrange for you in terms of providing a desktop PC.
Some students may wish to exit after completing the first year of the 2 year New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6), and gain the New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5). In order to gain full-stack development skills, we would strongly encourage you to complete both years of the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) qualification. The reason we encourage this 2 year journey of study is because the job prospects for Software Developers is greater than Web Developers. According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (http://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/manufacturing-and-technology/software-developers/), Software Developers are in higher demand than web developers.