Go Anywhere with a Computing Career

The NZ Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) [Level 3] is a flexible study option to help you study while balancing family life, work and other commitments.

As a graduate you will be capable of using a range of common digital tools and technologies to an intermediate level, to produce and process information, and operate effectively with skills that will meet standard professional conventions and be internationally relevant.

This qualification will give you valuable industry relevant computing skills.

The programme consists of six courses. You must complete each course before you can move onto the next course. This process continues until all courses that make up the programme are completed. You will be required to complete a re-enrolment form at the beginning of each course. You will need to have all six courses completed within 24 months. StudyLink Loans and Allowances are not available for this programme due to EIT’s restricted enrolment process.

We have two ways you can enrol and complete this programme:

  1. You can enrol with EIT and study from home via blended learning using workbooks (that are sent to you) and a computer.  You will be supported by email or you can work at any of EIT’s Regional Learning Centres.
  2. You can enrol and work fully online through the eCampus NZ.

Online Offering

There is a fully online option of this programme also available through our business partner eCampus NZ.  There is a fee for this programme, it is not fees-free.


As a graduate of the NZ Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) [Level 3] you will be capable of using a range of common digital tools and technologies to an intermediate level. You will be able to produce and process information and operate effectively with skills that will meet standard professional conventions and be internationally relevant.

There are six courses within the programme that cover:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Online Presentations
  • Internet and Email
  • Digital Communications
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Online Ethics and Etiquette


On-campus Study

There are four entry dates per year for on-campus study:

  • February
  • May
  • July
  • October

Online Study

For online study through eCampus NZ there are flexible monthly start dates.

Go to www.ecampusnz.com for details.


Entry Criteria

Entry into the programme is open which means no formal academic qualifications are required.

Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the digital components of the courses.

English Language Entry Requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including schooling in New Zealand, completion of the relevant New Zealand Certificate in English Language, approved scores on IELTS tests or completion of accepted international equivalents. Specific scores for IELTS and New Zealand Certificates in English Language are as follows:

  • IELTS 5.0 General or Academic (no band score lower than 5)
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Your possible employment opportunities include: Upskill your computer skills for your current employment or to help you seek employment requiring intermediate level computer knowledge.

Study Pathways

Your study pathway could progress onto:

  • NZ Certificate in Information Technology Essentials [Level 4]
  • Bachelor of Computing Systems


Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.