New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Foundation User) (Level 2)

NZ4132

This programme is delivered fully online. Watch our video to see what online study with Open Polytechnic is like.

The New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Foundation User) (Level 2) will assist you in gaining entry-level digital literacy and capability in society, in a range of personal, community and voluntary areas.

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    Level
    2
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    Credits
    60
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    Study type Open
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    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic

    This programme is currently being offered Fees Free. Please see the Fee free offer tab for more details.

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    Student loan

    Not applicable. 

It will give you a range of digital technology skills and you may get employment in general entry-level roles or move on to further IT-related study. You will be able to perform a range of basic tasks independently in familiar situations, and in a supervised work environment.  

About this qualification

This online programme covers a range of introductory digital technology concepts to help you grow your confidence in using personal computers and other digital devices.  You will need a computer and reliable internet to complete this programme.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • Use the main features, functions and settings of a range of common digital devices and software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)
  • Create, access, organise, present and store information and data relevant to the context
  • Use the internet and common digital devices and a range of relevant communication and collaboration application software to connect with other users and devices
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and applying conventions of online etiquette.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the types and purpose of common computing hardware, operating systems, networks, software and terminology to choose the appropriate tool for a given task
  • Recognise basic security risks and compliance requirements when using digital devices and software and implement and maintain basic digital safety and security in a home, work, or study context
  • Investigate and use problem solving techniques to make informed decisions about digital solutions, and to trouble-shoot and fix simple or routine hardware, software and connectivity problems
  • Apply basic communication, collaboration and self-management skills to enhance own learning in a digital context

 Learning support 

During your study, you will be supported by a tutor. They will make contact with you once your course has commenced  and maintain regular contact with you. 

You will also have support from: 

  • student mentor to help answer any questions you may have 
  • our Library and Learning Centre, who can help to locate any additional resources you might need. 

Career Opportunities

This qualification may assist graduates to obtain entry-level positions in a range of industries that require people with digital capability and confidence in the use of a range of digital tools.

 Graduates can progress to the following Open Polytechnic programme:

 

  •  
    Level
    2
  •  
    Credits
    60
  •  
    Study type Open
  •  
    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic

    This programme is currently being offered Fees Free. Please see the Fee free offer tab for more details.

  •  
    Student loan

    Not applicable.