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Aspire2 International

Auckland , Auckland CBD ,New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Stay relevant in a fast-changing industry with this one-year graduate diploma. Designed specifically for international students, you’ll gain the industry experience and professional skills you need to enhance your career opportunities in New Zealand’s thriving IT and business environments.

This programme gives you an integrated approach to IT, keeping you ahead of the game and setting you up for career success both in New Zealand and the global marketplace. Gain a highly regarded qualification and develop the advanced IT knowledge and expertise to work effectively in a range of exciting roles. Want to be an IT project manager, software or web developer? Keen to work as a system analyst, programmer, database or network administrator? This graduate diploma is your best next step.

Campus Information

Auckland

The Aspire2 International campus is located in the very heart of Auckland City. This makes it well connected to the city’s buses, trains, and ferries. It also puts the campus in close proximity to all the conveniences of a modern city centre including: places to eat, businesses, stores, entertainment, parks – and a lot more! The Auckland campus comprises of three larger buildings where you study in smaller intimate classes. The campus has students from all over the world, and classrooms tend to be highly multi-cultural. So if you like the big city life, and want to immerse yourself in a truly multi-cultural experience, then studying at Aspire2 International’s Auckland Campus would be an ideal fit for you!

Christchurch

Aspire2 International’s Christchurch Campus is home of around 400 students from all over the world, who have come to pursue study and careers in Business & Management, Marketing, Finance, IT, Software Engineering, Networking Administrations, Hospitality, and Accounting. Just a short walk from the heart of the city, our students are part of a vibrant multicultural student community, with a wealth of opportunities for study, work, and play. Love the outdoors? Christchurch is the right place! Everything is on your doorstep, from skiing and mountain biking, to rafting and hiking. Christchurch is an exciting place to be right now. The regeneration of the city is in full swing – each month new employment opportunities are being created, and many large employers are moving back into the city centre. The city is buzzing and has been voted by the One Republic as one of the best places to live and visit. It’s easy to see why!

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Recruit talented students and graduates
 

Fill your part time, casual, full term, internship, short term vacancy needs. You can connect with Aspire2 International students and graduates through Aspire2 Work’s job board, career centre and free recruitment services.
These graduates are highly mobile and ready to move for the best opportunity after graduation.
Our students and graduates come with a broad range of skills and experience and specialise in business management, IT, hospitality, health services, and cookery.

  • Advertise your vacancies recruitment events or open days free of charge
  • Provide full recruitment support free
  • Use our campus interview facilities to recruit, no cost
  • Help shortlisting candidates and arranging interview times

Get extra help for your projects and events
 

Have an IT or business challenge? Our students can help. As part of their academic programmes, they develop applied projects alongside established businesses and organisations. The resulting intellectual property ends up belonging to industry partners. Various students also have work experience in: social media, marketing, graphic design, event organisation, photography and much more.

Participate in campus career fairs and career events
 

Aspire2 International’s career fairs are a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of your company, promote job opportunities, and meet potential future employees.

Or create your own career event with us
 

Participate in upcoming career fairs and events or host your own on-campus recruitment information sessions. These can be organized by our career offices, faculties, and student volunteers across any of the three campuses.

Select a work experience student
 

Work experience is an effective and low risk-way to recruit. You can benefit greatly from working with our students who are full of energy, fresh and innovative ideas, and invaluable cultural insights. Also by developing and helping to transition an international student from college to the workforce, you will gain recognition as a leading employer from your mentoring.

Offer tours of your workplace
 

Help us to get to know you better, let our students see your organisation, meet your team and learn what you do. A nice introduction to students and way to spot talent early.

Become a Aspire2Work Leading employer
 

You know your field of work, and by partnering with Aspire2 International, you have the opportunity to share your leadership and knowledge and represent your industry, and help groom ideal candidates for it. There are many bespoke opportunities that you can be tailored to your needs from: mentoring a student, setting up a scholarship, being our industry expert, giving informational interviews or feedback on CV’s. Or even join us as a judge on the panel for our ‘Dragons’ Dens’!

Be a guest speaker
 

Raise the profile of your organisation, introduce your company, meet with our students and talk about your career opportunities.

PSW Opportunity

PSW is  2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be admitted to this programme of study, a candidate shall either have completed a bachelor’s degree or a qualification at level 7 or above, worth at least 120 credits, or have gained approval under special admission criteria approved by the Aspire2 International Academic Board.

Applicants will need to be 20 years or older to apply.

English language requirement

IELTS
provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5
Pearson Academic Test
have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42
LanguageCert
have a C1 Expert Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 20850 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 20000 NZD
    Application Fee: N/A
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