Whether you’re 5, 50 or 95, there is a training program available for you. Join the fastest growing and highest paid sector in New Zealand.

There are lots of ways to get experience and qualifications for a career in technology, with a range of courses and programs available at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. NZTech also endorses programs to encourage young girls and boys to consider a career in the tech sector, supports programs to help university students undertake internships and has a graduate placement support program.

The tech sector is very broad and so is the training available.

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PROGRAMS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE

Primary children love to play with gadgets and games. Develop an interest early and they will be set up for life.

An interest in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering & maths – can be encouraged in fun ways from the early days of primary school.

NZTech endorses and supports a number of programs throughout New Zealand designed to introduce primary school children to the exciting world of technology. Technology is more than using a device. It is about problem solving, creative thinking and working as a team.

With the global shortage of software developers, engineers and other technology savvy roles, developing an interest in STEM subjects from an early age is critical for he prosperity of New Zealand.

Code Club Aotearoa

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.

We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs. The projects we make teach students how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.

Gather Workshops

Gather Workshops provide an environment to learn real-world IT skills taught by industry professionals.

Breaking stereotypes about what type of person becomes a creative IT professional.  Courses for students, teachers, and the industry.

Google Made with Code

Google Made with Code is an initiative to champion creativity, girls, and code, all at once.

Code can be the most creative tool in your toolbox. Suspend your disbelief and let’s get cracking.

HTY Network

The High Tech Youth Network empowers young people and communities to become more capable, creative, and confident life long learners.

Encouraging in young people the development of a positive identity and belief in their potential, through linking cultural knowledge and values with technology.

The Mind Lab

The MindLab enhances digital literacy capability and the implementation of contemporary practice in the teaching profession.

Courses for students, teachers and school groups.

Poririua CoderDojo

The Porirua CoderDojo is New Zealand’s first CoderDojo.

It gives girls and boys from ages 5 to 15 the opportunity to learn computer coding and do other cool things with technology.

PROGRAMS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL AGE

A vast number of options exist for secondary school children to gain exposure and experience with STEM subjects and technology career opportunities.

The decisions made at secondary school can define your path for life. With a global shortage of technology skills and an ever increasing number of career opportunities emerging, now is the perfect time to learn more about the opportunities that the technology sector can offer.

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Unitec Free4U computer courses in Albany and Henderson are a great way to upskill yourself for your job search, to improve your computing skills for your current job, for personal interest or to open up further study options.

They offer FREE self paced introductory Microsoft Office courses.

 ICT-Connect ICT-Connect is the Institute of IT Professionals’ (IITP) national in-school programme which inspires and educates young people about future options in the ICT industry.It puts professionals face-to-face with students in class, where they introduce diverse opportunities and pathways in their industry.
 Steam Ahead STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. STEAM ahead is a series of career events that educate school girls and mums about possible career choices in these fields.Each event showcases careers of successful women who explain what they do and how they got there. Each event also promotes after-school activities that help educate girls and keep up their interest.
Code Club Aotearoa

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.

We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs. The projects we make teach students how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.

Gather Workshops

Gather Workshops provide an environment to learn real-world IT skills taught by industry professionals.

Breaking stereotypes about what type of person becomes a creative IT professional. Courses for students, teachers, and the industry.

Google Made with Code

Google Made with Code is an initiative to champion creativity, girls, and code, all at once.

Code can be the most creative tool in your toolbox. Suspend your disbelief and let’s get cracking.

HTY Network

The High Tech Youth Network empowers young people and communities to become more capable, creative, and confident life long learners.

Encouraging in young people the development of a positive identity and belief in their potential, through linking cultural knowledge and values with technology.

The Mind Lab

The MindLab enhances digital literacy capability and the implementation of contemporary practice in the teaching profession.

Courses for students, teachers and school groups.

Poririua CoderDojo The Porirua CoderDojo is New Zealand’s first CoderDojo.It gives girls and boys from ages 5 to 15 the opportunity to learn computer coding and do other cool things with technology.

PROGRAMS FOR TERTIARY LEVEL

Software development, robotics, digital media design, mobile app development, data analytics or helpdesk support. What will you choose?

There are a number of institutions that offer courses and qualifications for a career in the tech industry, offering everything from one year certificates to four year degrees.

First, identify your ideal role – then pick the best course to get you there. Below is a snapshot of courses provided by NZTech Members.

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The University of Auckland provides degrees and certificates in programming, computing science, data security, information technology and software engineering and more.

Course types include computer programming, computer science, computer systems engineering, information technology, networks, security, software engineering, robotics and engineering.

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Victoria University in Wellington provides an extensive range of courses and qualifications available for training for a career in technology.

Courses include computer science, computer systems engineering, information management, information technology and engineering.

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 Unitec Institute of Technology is based in Auckland and provides degrees and certificates in programming, computing science, data security, information technology and software engineering. Including courses in audio visual technology, computing & information technology, graphic design & animation

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MIT has six campuses across Auckland and provides Information Technology and Business Administration & Technology courses with a range of national certificates, diplomas and bachelor degrees available.

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ACE Computer Training is a private tertiary institute that offers training, courses and certifications for both end users and IT Professionals across campuses in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch.

Courses available in Microsoft Office, Microsoft programming languages and development platforms, and Adobe suite.

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Yoobee School of Design delivers digital design courses for a career in the creative design or technology industry. With campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch course types include  Graphic design, animation, web development, 3D graphics, digital film making and game art.

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Avonmore is a specialist IT & computer networking tertiary provider with courses in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch. Their courses cover IT, computer technician, computer networking and computer network engineering.

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Techtorium provides rigorous, career-oriented diploma and certificate programs. Our focus is on students and ensuring a quality, career and practitioner-focused education. Techtorium Institute of Technology offers an enhanced learning environment and a faculty with marketplace experience who are dedicated to ensuring graduates are ready and able to work in today’s global economy.

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 NZSE is a leading tertiary provider of ICT, Business, Design, Digital Media, Education, Foundation Studies & Language programmes in Auckland. With a range of courses designed for individuals seeking a pathway for further studies or acquiring industry relevant skills, we have a course that is suited to learning needs of our students.

PROGRAMS FOR INTERNS & GRADUATES

Work in one of the world’s most dynamic, exciting industries.

There are a number of programs available in the New Zealand technology sector, to support interns and recent graduates.  If you aware of any that you can recommend, feel free to send us the details.

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The ICE TECH 360 Program is a revolutionary joint initiative between NZTech and ICE Professionals. It has been created to ensure exceptional talent have the opportunity to begin their careers in the fastest growing industry in New Zealand.

The program involves some of New Zealand’s most innovative technology companies and will help develop the future leaders of New Zealand.

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Summer of Tech is a world class internship programme connecting innovative NZ employers with top local talent for paid summer jobs.

We help bridge the gap between NZ tertiaries and NZ tech employers. There is huge demand for top tech talent in NZ, and we put IT employers on a first-name basis with local talent. In Winter, we get top tech folks from local industry to run bootcamps to get students ready for work. In Summer we help match top talent to IT jobs for paid summer work experience.

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FLINT – Future Leaders in Communications, is an association for graduates, apprentices and young professionals in the New Zealand telecommunications industry.

If you’re looking for opportunities to learn new things, meet people from around the industry and to develop yourself, then get in touch with FLINT.

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