New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)


Closed to new enrolments

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand organisations and communities with graduates who have intermediate level user computing skills, and can be employed in a range of roles, operating effectively with skills that will meet standard professional conventions and be internationally relevant.

Qualification Update

New learners

This programme is closed to new learners.   

A new version of this programme will open for enrolment in 2025, please check back then for information on enrolling.   

Alternatively, to see the range of Information and Communication Technology programmes currently available for enrolment, click on the link below. 

Information and Communication Technology qualifications and courses

Current learners

If you were already enrolled in this programme prior to 7 May 2024, you can continue to re-enrol and complete your qualification. 

This programme is offered under zero fees in 2024. See our 2024 zero fees offer for more information.  

Please note, to be awarded this version of the programme, you must successfully complete all programme requirements by 30 November 2026, or within three years of your first enrolment if you started prior to 2023. 

If you have any questions, or need assistance with a study plan, please contact us. 

What you will learn  

 When you achieve this qualification, you will be able to: 

  • Use a wide range of features, functions and settings of digital devices, software and techniques to search, access, create, combine, manipulate, store, and share data, and explore current and emerging trends in the use of digital tools
  • Investigate, plan, consult, design and develop integrated solution(s) to meet the requirements of a specified brief
  • Identify risks and consistently apply appropriate ethics and practices when using digital tools and digitally stored and transmitted information to securely and legally operate in a digital environment
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with others in a range of formal and informal digital environments, using appropriate communication principles, etiquette, and tools
  • Manage own learning and work effectively in a digital context
  • Use problem solving techniques to trouble-shoot, fix or escalate a range of common hardware and software problems by selecting from known solutions

Computer and internet requirements

The programme is specifically designed for a Windows / Microsoft environment. You will not be able to complete this qualification using a tablet, Chromebook, or Apple Mac computer.

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments.

If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

Career opportunities 

 Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to get employment in entry-level positions that include the use of computing and digital technology capabilities in a variety of industries or contexts. Graduates may also progress further in their professional development pathway.