Where is Techtorium located?

Newmarket, Auckland – Just a stone’s throw from the Newmarket Train station.

(Above Route 66, across the road from Rialto)

Can I get a student loan from Studylink for this course?

Yes. All of our computer engineering courses have been approved and accredited by the NZQA and the TEC which means that all students are able to apply for a student loan (and allowance) from Studylink. For more information, please go to http://www.studylink.govt.nz/

How long is the course & when can I start?

Each of our computer engineering diplomas are split into 4 terms. Student can start at any one of the four terms. For instance, a student that starts in term 1 will complete the course in term 4. A student that starts the course in term 3 will complete the course in term two (the following year). This is an opportunity for student to start their studies at Techtorium at any point in the year.

Overall, computer engineering students  must complete 4 terms (1 year) to achieve each of the individual diplomas which equates to 120 credits.

Alternatively, the Techtorium Computer Programming Diploma (NZ Diploma in Software Development) is split into 4 Semesters (equivalent to 8 Terms). This is a 2 years diploma course and consist of 240 Credits.

So…

  1. All Computer Engineering Diplomas are 1 year.
    Computer Programming Diploma is 2 years long.
  2. You can start in any one of the four terms of the Diploma for Computer Engineering. We have only 2 intakes a year for Computer Programming.
  3. You will need to complete all four terms (Computer Engineering) or all four Semesters (Computer Programming) to achieve the qualification
What is the difference between Techtorium and a University?

There are a number of ways that Techtorium differ from University.

Practical – We’re not going to ask our graduates to write an essay on TCP/IP or the implications of hard-drive maintenance, we’re going to teach you. Our courses are designed to give you the right skills to gain employment as an entry-level engineer. That’s why so many companies rely on Techtorium to provide them with the best entry-level graduates that have the willingness and motivation to work their way up the career ladder.

Vocational – We have team dedicated to helping our graduates gain employment. Through the Employment Pathways initiative, we’ve designed a recipe for getting jobs.

Focus – We know information technology, and focus on information technology. Its what we are the best at, so we don’t dilute any of our courses offerings with anything BUT information technology. Hardware/Networking/Software/Security – that’s what matters to us.

Teaching style – Its all about innovative learning. Don’t expect to sit in a lecture with 200 other students listening to a lecturer (attempting to take notes). Class sizes are smaller and channeled towards individual learning. Our classes replicate that of a modern business environment.

Industry relationships – We’re a Microsoft Academy, CompTIA Academy, and HP Academy.

Exit points – Students do not need to dedicate to 3 years of full-time study; rather, each of our Diploma courses have an exit point (should you want to get straight into work)

What subjects should I be taking at secondary school?
  • NCEA L1 & 2 English & Maths
  • Attend Interview
  • Passion and interest for Technology and Computers
Computer Programming or Computer Engineering?

If you like numbers, are focused and enjoy problem solving, we suggest Computer Programming!

If you are ‘hands on’ and like working with people, we suggest Computer Engineering!

Pricing - How much are Techtorium Diplomas?

The course fees are fixed for 2016. 90% of our students will arrange a student loan from Studylink to pay for this. We can help you arrange this if required.

Levels Course Name Tuition Course Cost Total (domestic)
Level 5 NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support $9,150.00 $350.00 $9,500.00
Level 6 NZ Diploma in Systems Administration $9,150.00 $350.00 $9500.00
Level 7 Diploma in Cloud Management $10,000 No Course Cost $10,000
Level 6 NZ Diploma in Software Development (2 years) $9,150.00 per year or $18,300.00 for the two years $350.00 per year or $700 for 2 years $9,500.00 per year or $19,000.00 for the two years
Will Techtorium assist in helping me gain work experience?

We have a team of Employment Pathways Managers whose primary role is to bridge the gap between our Computer Engineering Graduates, and the IT industry. We have a number of Employment Partners we work with that are seeking Techtorium graduates. These include:

  • Dimension Data
  • Fujitsu
  • Datacom
  • Origin IT
  • NewEra IT
  • Slingshot
  • Orcon
  • MyRepublic
  • iiNet
  • Compass Communications
Class Times & Terms

You will also be required to select from either a morning class or and afternoon class.

  • Morning Class = 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Class = 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Below is an outline of the course start dates. These are subject to change.

Computer Engineering
L5 New Zealand Diploma Information Technology Technical Support
L6 New Zealand Diploma Systems Administration
L7 Diploma Cloud Management

Term Dates Start Date
2017 Term 1 31 January 2017
2017 Term 2 1 May 2017
2017 Term 3 24 July 2017
2017 Term 4 16 October 2017

Computer Programming
Level 6 – New Zealand Diploma in Software Development

Term Dates Start Date
2017 Term 1 31 January 2017
2017 Term 2 24 July 2017
How do I apply to enrol?

Enrolment is easy. Go to APPLICATION, complete the online application form, and one of our Pathways Team will be in touch to arrange an interview.

What do we want to see?

1. A motivation and keen interest in computers and computer technology.

2. Great communication skills (however, we can appreciate that some amazing students may be a bit quiet.)

What IT Qualifications are available?