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.
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)
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.
Broadly, if you’re a New Zealander who finished school in 2017, 2018 or if you will finish school during 2019, you qualify for a year of fees-free provider-based tertiary education in 2019.
If you’re not a recent school leaver, and you’ve done less than half a year of tertiary education or training (whether in New Zealand or in any other country), you may also qualify.
Follow this link to the Fees Free website to find out more.
Yes. Out ICT programmes require you to bring your own device (BYOD) for your study at Vision College.
The device specifications can be found on the Individual Web and Software pages, and also in their Course Costs documents.