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.


Kia ora kaiako,


First, Techtorium would like to acknowledge the struggle our school communities are currently experiencing due to the torrential downpour of rain in the past week, especially the schools in the Auckland and Bay of Plenty regions are still under disaster alert notice as the rain continues today.  Our thoughts are with your respective families, the students, and the wider school community at this time. Please let us know if there is anything, we can be of assistance to the schools during these hard times.


We can get through these difficult times with all our collective efforts!  The NZ Defence Force is assisting with the clean-up. We know this is a big area where help is required, clean-ups of properties. The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) has launched a flood response effort in Auckland.  Today, SVA had ten teams assisting more than 50 homes, with similar numbers yesterday.


If you or your community need basic assistance (such as clean-up), please submit a request through SVA so they can provide support while the motivation to volunteer is high. They’re here to help. https://sva.org.nz/  or call 0800  005 902 (yes, another 0800 number).


On a brighter note, Techtorium will be starting the Tech Pathways Programme on Wed 22nd Feb and Thu 23 Feb as requested by some of our schools in Auckland, due to the impact of the floods on our school not being able to open the first week of the term.  We have listened to your concerns and have changed the start date to accommodate the needs of the school communities.


If you have not registered your Year 13 and Year 12 for the programme, please register the Year 13 and Year 12 students onto the Tech Pathways programme this year via the link provided here https://techtorium.ac.nz/teachers-portal/tech-pathways/#register.


Term one is all about visiting the schools and engaging with the staff and students.  We have a few great events coming up in the term, and we will send out “Save The Date” reminders for your business calendars. We will also be supporting some of the large school events such as the ASB Maori and Pasifika schools festival and Techtorium will be hosting our Maori in Tech whanau evening for our rangatahi to connect with Maori men and women making their mark in the tech space.


We have so much more to share with you in the coming weeks but until then, please take care during the long weekend, and stay safe and dry.


Kia kaha

Margaret Moala 


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 4 short courses in Computer Engineering, Software Development, check below for more information on all our short courses!


Introduction into Engineering 

ICE Cloud Technologies - Techtorium IT short courses 2023

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

  • Networking concepts
  • Routers and switches
  • Demonstrating knowledge of LANs and WANs
  • Provision a deskto[ as a service in the cloud
  • Demonstrating knowledge of data communications
  • Provision of a desktop as a service in the cloud.

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*



CODE programming - Techtorium IT short courses 2023

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

*Required to complete Games short course*

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
CODE Games -Techtorium IT short courses 2023

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
  • 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 

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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.

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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.

2023 IT short courses | Techtorium NZIIT | Computer Engineering and Software Development



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 *
Programming Dates *
Games Dates *student MUST have completed Programming Short course to attend this course* *
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?
Course date

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