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Calling Kiwi learners – you can now study IT for free!

Have you been thinking about entering the IT industry? Well now’s the time, and thanks to the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), you can complete the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) online at no cost to you.

The TTAF fund is there to help Kiwis upskill and prepare for work in industries with a high demand for skilled workers.

The ICT sector employs about 54,000 people in New Zealand, with a revenue of $18 billion annually, and the demand for skilled workers is growing. There are currently twenty-three ICT roles listed on Immigration New Zealand’s Skills Shortage List, from Database Administrators to Web Developers.

There’s no better time to study IT. With eCampus NZ, you can enrol with your local institute and complete The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) online.

The programme is made up of four courses:

  • Technical IT skills
  • Media Design and Development
  • Information Management
  • Software Design and Development

In these courses, you’ll learn how a computer works and gain the knowledge and skills to resolve common issues, build a website, understand how databases work and step into the world of coding – starting with a very easy drag and drop program, through to using JavaScript.

Part-time learners can gain the qualification in approximately one year, while full-time learners can gain it in just 20 weeks!

eCampus NZ Facilitator Liz Trudeau believes that it’s a perfect time to pursue a career in IT.

“ICT is a growing industry, and as humans progress, it will become more and more important to learn, know and understand these skills. Technology is in nearly every aspect of human life and will only become more significant,” she said.

“Taking a step into learning the industry will help students gain entry into positions in this exciting industry and also to progress them in further training if they so wish.”

EIT learner Julie Blair enjoyed the experience of studying towards this qualification online. “I was able to work whenever I could, and work it around the kids, without being tied to making sure I was in a certain place at a certain time. That was a huge advantage to learning online,” she said.

And there’s more great news – learning for free under the TTAF does not impact on your entitlement to the Government’s tertiary fees waiver, meaning you can still use your fees-free entitlement after completing the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4).

You don’t need to apply to access the fund – you just need to enrol in this programme, and the TTAF process will take care of the fees until 31 December 2022.

Apply today and prepare to join the future of IT in New Zealand!

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