The New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) is a two-year "Full-Stack" programme that prepares students for entry into the rapidly growing IT industry.
After completing the first year focusing on Web Development and Web Design, in the second year, students will learn about SQL database design, Android and IOS with programming languages, C# and ASP.NET, along with project management.
Students will have more practical time learning and writing code than most 3-year degrees. This means no irrelevant papers or unrelated subjects, as required in most university degrees.
This programme only requires 2-days a week in class with the additional option of one-on-one tutorials available when needed.
Graduates of the full two years will receive a New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6). Some of our graduates have moved into software development roles across a wide range of industries, such as education and e-learning, shipping and freight, healthcare, business and data management, and artificial intelligence.
Click HERE to download the Application Booklet. This will give you a clear understanding of all of the required documents and the process to follow to enable you to enrol.
This programme is subject to NZQA approval.
This programme requires you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College. For minimum device requirements, please see the requirements section at the bottom of this page.
*This programme is free for domestic students as it falls under the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund.
Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you
enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.
Advanced Web Development
Object Orientated Programming and Data Structures
Software Testing and Security
Mobile Application Development
New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)
Our Information Technology programmes require you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College
The minimum specifications required for this programme:
Optional Items include:
Across our programmes we use Microsoft Windows based applications.
Software developers develop and maintain computer software and websites.
User experience (UX) designers design the way websites and software applications (apps) look and work, based on what users need.
Game developers write, design, program, animate, and test games and applications for computers, gaming consoles, and cellphones
No, learning the basic constructs of most programming languages will give you the tools you need to understand elementary logic and algorithms, which themselves can be a very good introduction to applied mathematics. Logical thinking and reasoning, coupled with an investigative mind, are far more important skills to have over being a math genius.
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.
Yes. Our Information Technology courses 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.