New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

This Programme is owned by WelTec but taught at both the Whitireia Campus in Porirua and the WelTec Campus in Petone.
Introductory 17-week programme. Learn basic PC maintenance such as how to install, configure and maintain office network computers. Build knowledge of computer programming, hardware and operating systems. Develop your understanding of the internet and foundation knowledge of automated office applications and web page design.

What you will learn

  • Gain knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems
  • Understand the essentials of computer applications and networks
  • Learn business analysis and database management
  • Develop skills in web design
  • Work on software development
  • Plan and manage IT projects


Career options

  • Technician 
  • Helpdesk liaison 
  • IT office administrator


Entry criteria

Under 20 years
  • 40 credits at Level 2 or above
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above
  • Or relevant qualification
Over 20 years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

Study Part-time

Are you looking to study part-time while you work or balance other commitments? 

No problem we can make study work for you. This programme includes part-time study options for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments.


Go to International Students main page

Download Programme Course Selection Sheet 

 * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)


Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

These programmes are FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit for more information about TTAF.

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