NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (International Students)

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NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (International Students)

These dates are only available if the NZ borders open and Immigration New Zealand are processing student visas. As from 10 August, all visa applications from applicants outside of NZ have been suspended until August 2021. Find out more HERE.

International students are welcome and come from all over the world to Vision College. Vision College is a division of ATC New Zealand which was formed in 1984. It offers a unique Christian-based environment for study. Christian values of care, honour and respect are part of our culture and are all designed to help learners excel. People of all religions and cultures are most welcome to study at Vision College.

Information Technology is a rapidly growing industry, and web and software developers are in high demand (Refer to MBIE Occupation Outlook). The NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) focuses on teaching you basic coding skill - the languages used behind most websites today, PHP, SQL and JavaScript, developed within a responsive framework, which can render to all devices. The final project will require you to design a fully functional website that integrates a database for collecting and outputting information with front-end and back-end capabilities. This includes a user to login and logout with different access rights, per user, and have all forms validated for errors. Students who complete this programme can achieve the NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) or move onto the second year to achieve an NZ Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) (currently unavailable).

Through our 2 Year Software programme, you will have more practical time learning and writing code than most 3-year degrees. This means no peripheral 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. This allows you to do self-directed study and part-time work. Small class sizes allow our tutors to be hands-on with their students learning.

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.


Before enrolling in this IT programme, please download and read the School Prospectus.

We highly recommend that you apply to enrol through a reputable immigration agent in your home country. Contact us at

The application process will require you to provide the following documents, completed in English, plus verified copies of your passport, qualifications and an up to date CV:

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.

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International Fees *

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.

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  • Web Developing and Interface Analysis and Design
  • Content Management Systems and Frameworks
  • IT Support



New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

  • Students for whom English is a second language must have an IELTS score of 6.0 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5, or equivalent test.
  • International students must be at least 18 years old.

Our Information Technology programmes require you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College

The minimum specifications required for this course:

  • Windows 10 operating system (from January 2020 any Windows version less than 10 will not be able to connect to the ATC New Zealand wireless network)
  • Intel i5-6200U or greater/AMD A10-8700P or better
  • 8GB of memory
  • 500GB+ Hard Drive or 500GB+ Solid State Drive

Optional Items include:

  • Optical drive (DVD)
  • Web Cam

Across our programmes we use Microsoft Windows based applications.

Career Opportunities

User Experience Designer - Kaihoahoa Wheako Whakamahi

User experience (UX) designers design the way websites and software applications (apps) look and work, based on what users need.

Test Analyst - Kaitātari Whakamātautau

Test analysts design and carry out testing processes for new and upgraded computer software and systems, analyse the results, and identify and report problems.

Information Technology Helpdesk/​Support Technician - Kaihangarau Āwhina Hangarau Pārongo

Information technology (IT) helpdesk/support technicians set up computer and other IT equipment and help prevent, identify and fix problems with IT hardware and software.

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