WelTec New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials

Taught by WelTec at our Porirua campus, this introductory 17-week programme teaches basic PC maintenance such as how to install, configure and maintain office network computers. Build knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems and develop your understanding of the internet and foundation knowledge of automated office applications.

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.

Go to International Students main page


Download Programme Course Selection Sheet 


Career options

  • Technician 
  • Helpdesk liaison 
  • IT office administrator


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



This programme is taught through WelTec at the Whitireia Porirua campus.

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