Welcome to Techtorium’s “Teacher Portal”


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.



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


Tēnā koutou,


What an awesome year it has been so far, and we are now heading toward the final term of the school year. We would like to kindly acknowledge you, our school partners for your continuous support and collaborations with Techtorium!  Thank you to all of the schools who have utilised our NCEA IT short courses during the school holiday period and school term time to start our rangatahi on their IT journey. We have never seen so many young men and women interactively engaging with our staff on our premises.  Our Industry Partners were so impressed with the students and school staff in attendance that they requested to be part of the 2023 event. Watch out on this portal for the amazing IT journey we will be taking your students on! 


Term 4 will see the second year of the Tech Pathways Programme completed and how grateful we are for the students who continue to turn up every school term to gain that much-needed IT education with Techtorium.  The perseverance of these students is immense as we all know it is not easy for these young people to go through the challenges of life and still stay committed to their education.


We will be holding our Tech Pathways Programme prizegiving on Monday 14th November to acknowledge the success of the students on the programme this year.  The students will receive their completion certificate noting the unit standards achieved in 2023.  For the Year 11 and 12 students returning next year to complete the other IT pathways, they will have the opportunity to advance their education and enjoy some of the next exciting events we are going to introduce to the programme.  Such as industry talks during lunch time, alumni guest speakers sharing their journey post-study with Techtorium, and other fun techy activities.


The 2023 NCEA IT short courses timetable will be made available as of next week so watch this space as we know your students will be wanting to start and/or continue their IT journey with Techtorium in the new year.


Our Tech Pathways Programme registrations are now open for 2023, if you would like to register your student, please do so here https://techtorium.ac.nz/teachers-portal/tech-pathways. Please let the Tertiary Pathways team (Margaret & Neda) if you require assistance with the enrolment.”


Tertiary Pathways Team

Margaret Moala (HOD)

Neda Ghayouri (Tertiary Pathways Manager)

Margaret - Tertiary Pathways


We’ve made it easier for you to secure a place for your students onto our ICE or CODE short courses, work experience or a familiar day. 


We offer a total of 7 short courses in Computer Engineering, Software Development and Digital Literacy, check below for more information on all our short courses!


Introduction into Engineering 

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.

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

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

*Cyber Security can only be completed ONSITE and is not offered online*



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

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

Digital Literacy

IT 101
Year 11 & 12 | Level 2
10 credits

This course is designed to introduce you to the world of Information Technology. You will acquire a basic knowledge of IT and develop an understanding of how computers work. 

What you’ll learn

  • To set up, personalise and use digital devices
  • Understanding and managing files and folders using digital devices
  • Identifying common computing components, devices and connectors
  • To demonstrate knowledge of common application and system software
  • Installing Windows 10 and certain applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of simple network technologies and concepts
  • Understanding of ergonomic principals
  • Select the right digital tool for specific purposes
  • Create Simple end-user documentation for the program
  • 1st Course

  • NZ$230+GST
    • Per Student, Per Course

  • 2nd Course

  • NZ$230+GST
    • Per Student, Per course

  • 3rd or more course

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

For more detailed information about these short courses and their content, please contact the pathways team

Work experience & Familiar days 

Work experience - Techtorium

Work Experience 

Our work experience provides students with the opportunity to explore and gain an understanding of the work environment here at Techtorium and what is expected in the IT industry. Students will get a firsthand experience with working in a team environment and help enhance their communication skills and commercial awareness – this will equip them with the knowledge to enhance on job applications and interviews.


  • Eligibility:  All secondary students that have enrolled on our Short Course or Tech Pathway programmes however a pre-requisite: ICE/CODE Course – student must have successfully completed x2 short courses prior.
  • Students will spend 2 full days (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) over 2 weeks with the Techtorium IT team


For more information on our work experience, you can download our work experience guide here, or you can contact us at pathways@Techtorium.ac.nz and we can answer any questions you may have.

Familiar Day - Techtorium

Familiar Days

Join us at Techtorium for a day; Familiarise yourself with the IT world, and the services we can offer you. Learn some IT skills and have fun.


  • At Techtorium we are welcoming high school students to join us for a day. The day
    will involve exploring, learning and fun IT activities. We are able to offer you free transport from and back to school. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
  • In order to provide equal opportunity to all high schools, we prioritize year 13 and year 12 students for this event. The ideal group size is a minimum of 11 and no more than 30 for one day.


Require more information? Contact us at pathways@Techtorium.ac.nz and one of our Tertiary Pathways team will be able to answer any questions you may have.



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

Margaret - Tertiary Pathways



Neda - Tertiary Pathways




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

We have completed all short course offerings for 2022. Keep an eye out for short course dates for 2023 coming out soon!



To book onto the next Techtorium ICE or CODE courses, work experience, Student for a day or a familiar day, please complete the form below and the team will be in touch with your booking confirmation.

Course *
Cyber Security Dates *students can only complete this course onsite, online is not available* *
Cloud Technologies Dates *
Servers Dates *
Programming Dates *
Games Dates *student MUST have completed Programming Short course to attend this course* *
Artificial Intelligence Dates *student MUST have completed Programming Short course to attend this course*
Digital Literacy *
Will the student be completing the course onsite or online? *
Does your student live with the effects of a significant injury, long term illness, or physical / mental challenge that may affect your time here at Techtorium? The information you supply is confidential. This may include: Depression, anxiety, bi-polar, ADHD, ADD, Asperger’s, diabetes, dyslexia, hearing/sight impairment, epilepsy etc. If yes, please give us as much information as you can so we can assist when needed to support your students success.
Please state the injury, long-term illness, or physical or mental challenge that would affect your student's time at Techtorium
Do the students require pick up and drop off?
What year level are the students that will be attending?
What courses is the student interested in?

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