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Study I.T. Essentials for free in 2022

Now is a great time to get into the Information Technology (IT) industry, with free fees for a limited time.

Learners can study for a New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials for free, until 31 December 2022, through eCampus NZ.

This programme will provide the perfect starting point for you to explore a career in IT. The best thing is it won’t cost you a cent.

The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund is supporting learners to undertake vocational education and training without fees. The scheme, which started in July 2020, expires at the end of 2022. The next intake starts on Monday 15 August, so apply now to avoid missing out.

TTAF has been making a range of training and apprenticeship programmes at sub-degree level free for learners.

It is targeted towards industry skill needs where demand from employers for these skills will be high, during New Zealand’s recovery period from the impacts of COVID-19.

Who is this for?

If you have decided that a new career in IT is just what you need, then this certificate will provide the first building block of your new career. Download qualification brochure.

Graduates completing the qualification will feel confident about their chosen career direction. They will also have the transferable skills and knowledge to commence a career in IT or move on to more advanced study.

Studying for free – more details

You don’t need to apply to access the fund – simply enrol.

This doesn’t impact on your ability to use the Government’s Fees Free scheme for further study (as long as you meet the eligibility criteria).

Additional costs, such as course equipment and materials are not included.

For fees that cover periods beyond this date, these will be apportioned based on the percentage of days or months that occur before 31 December 2022.

From 1 January 2023, funding for industry training will return to its pre-TTAF state, meaning any fees relating to training are covered by the learner and/or their employer.

There are intakes for NZ Certificate in Information Technology Essentials Level 4 coming up on 15 August, 19 September, 3 October and 21 November. Apply now!

Important information for new learners

eCampus NZ as a business unit of Open Polytechnic, is now part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Therefore, the deadline for new enrolments on the eCampus NZ platform is 1 December 2022, with study needing to be started in 2022.

From 1 January 2023, eCampus NZ will no longer enrol new learners into study plans delivered on the eCampus NZ learning platform.

However, all courses/programmes will still be available for online study through Open Polytechnic - Te Pūkenga.

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