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Welcome to Techtorium’s “Teacher Portal”

HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SUPPORT, PLAN, AND BOOK YOUR STUDENTS ONTO OUR POPULAR SHORT COURSES

We have been delivering short courses to New Zealand Secondary Schools for 10 years. These courses have enabled countless secondary school learners to gain better insight into IT as a career path. Our courses are designed to “un-jumble the jargon” and offer learners a chance to immerse themselves in the work of computer engineering and software development. Our purpose is to help secondary school learner make more informed decisions about IT as a profession.

NOTICE BOARD

NOTICE BOARD

Keeping you up to date with everything that is happening here at Techtorium.

UPDATES:

26th October 2021

 

Kia Ora koutou, 

 

The second week into Term 4, whether you are back on-site at school or continuing with online learning the last term for the school year is proceeding quickly.  For us, in Auckland Term 3 has had many challenges, but as we head towards the end of the school year, we all aim to get us back into the workplace or classroom.

 

Our short courses ran successfully during the second week of the school holidays.  Many thanks to all the secondary students who attended the courses online. I’m sure their experience during our short courses have given them a taste of what they can learn in the IT industry and how they could progress at Techtorium as a full-time student in 2022.

 

All the Tech Pathways programmes (TP1 toTP4) commenced last week, we continue these classes online.  The Tech Pathways programme will conclude for the year in Week 5 with a final assessment and hopefully a Tech Pathways Prizegiving to conclude another successful year. 

 

As our secondary school students prepare for their external exams, we wish them the best of luck for all their upcoming exams.

 

Have a great week back into Term 4 and stay safe.

 

Meena Nathoo

Tertiary Pathways Manager 

Tertiary Pathways Manager

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We’ve made it easier for you to secure a place for your students onto our ICE or CODE short courses. 
INFORMATION

SHORT COURSES AVAILABLE

We offer short courses in Computer Engineering and Software Development

ICE

Introduction into Engineering 

CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES
Your PC anywhere, anytime, anyhow
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3
9 credits

Learn the basics of cloud technologies, what it supports, and how it is delivered. We’ll explore the different cloud platforms and discuss the future of the cloud.

What you’ll learn

  • Implementing security solutions on digital devices
  • Networking concepts
  • Routers and switches
  • Demonstrating knowledge of LANs and WANs
  • Provision of a desktop as a service in the cloud.

SERVERS
Run your server like a boss
Year 12 & 13 | Level 4
9 credits

This course will give you a basic understanding of a corporate network. Identifying the typical servers that would provide the necessary security, access to shared resources and the underlying infrastructure to allow the organization’s network to function efficiently.

What you’ll learn

  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • File Server, Active Directory Domain Services
  • Data communications

CYBER SECURITY
Protect and defend your network
Year 12 & 13 | Level 4
10 credits

This course will give you a basic understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, risks and solutions. You will learn how to assess an affected user as well as plan, and create a security approach for a wider organisation.

What you’ll learn

  • To disassemble and reassemble a computer
  • Install & configure an operating system and application software
  • Configuring network, security and storage options for computers
  • 1st Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

  • 2nd Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per course

  • 3rd or more course

  • NZ$210+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

CODE

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

PROGRAMMING
Kick off with Code
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3
11 credits

*Required to complete Games and Artificial Intelligence courses*

This course teaches techniques for implementing scalable, resilient and responsive systems. By the end of the course you will be able to design to spec, write code, test and modify a program; and create simple end-user documentation.

What you’ll learn 

  • Investigate, plan and create a conceptual design to propose a software solution to an existing problem
  • Learn how to develop software using Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Basic
  • Create a simple Windows Application Form using a variety of tools
  • Apply Data Validation process
  • Practice testing, debugging and code modification
  • Create Simple end-user documentation for the program

GAMES
Be a game maker
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3 & 4
10 credits

*Programming Short Course must be completed first*

An introduction to the concepts of gaming. You will learn how to move a game from concept through to design with basic programming too. By the end of the course, you will have designed a prototype and tested a simple game and created documentation for the game.

What you’ll learn

  • Investigate a given scenario and plan and create a digital solution (Game) for the given problem
  • Create, test and evaluate an integrated digital solution (Game) to meet the given requirements
  • Learn more about Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Basic programming language
  • Design a simple game using a variety of tools (PictureBox, Loop, conditional statement, Control, Timer, Panel, Events, form dimensions, move an object using a keyboard)
  • Create user manual and documentation for the game

Artificial Intelligence 
Make computers chat
Year 12 & 13 | Level 4
10 credits

*Programming Short Course must be completed first*

Learn about AI; what it is and how it can be used. Find out about its real-world applications and how they relate to you. You will explore machine learning and the logic, ethics, and impacts of AI.

What you’ll learn

  • Creating a basic Artificial Intelligence application using Visual Studio IDE and Visual Basic
  • Logic in Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Fuzzy Logic, Heuristics and Gaming Logic
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • 1st Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

  • 2nd Course

  • NZ$250+GST
    • Per Student, Per course

  • 3rd or more course

  • NZ$210+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

For more detail information about these short courses and their content, please contact Victoria or Margaret

team

OUR TEAM, HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM

Our team is passionate about delivering leading education and pathways solutions for your students. We are here to help.

Margaret Blue Circle

MARGARET MOALA

HEAD OF TERTIARY PATHWAYS

Tertiary Pathways Manager

MEENA NATHOO

TERTIARY PATHWAYS MANAGER

Vaine Blue Circle

VAINE BEN

TERTIARY PATHWAYS ADMINISTRATOR

2021 SHORT COURSE CALENDAR

Book your students into the right course that meets their career aspirations.

2021 NCEA Short course dates

BOOKINGS

BOOKINGS

To book your student/s onto the next Techtorium ICE or CODE courses, please complete the form below and the team will be in touch with your booking confirmation.

SHORT COURSES BOOKINGS
Course *
Cyber Security Dates
Cloud Technologies Dates
Servers Dates
Programming Dates
Games Dates
Artificial Intelligence Dates *student MUST have completed Programming Short course to attend this course*
Will the student be completing the course onsite or online? *

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