New IT skills standards

Provide feedback on the new standards by 3 December

The following new skills standards have been developed to support the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) [ref. 2596]:

Title Level Credits
Install an operating system for an organisation 5 10
Create a database solution for an organisation 5 15
Install, configure, and manage a computer system for an organisation 5 15
Create an interactive digital media solution for an organisation 5 10
Maintain IT systems and support IT users in an organisation 5 15
Manage a server for an organisation 5 10
Develop a software solution for an organisation 5 15
Build and maintain a simple network for an organisation 5 15
Perform a security assessment for an organisation 5 15


The proposed standards were developed in conjunction with Te Pūkenga and an expert advisory group. These standards were primarily developed to facilitate programmes that include work-based learning, and they have been designed to accommodate all delivery types.

The learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the standards were developed to collectively align with the graduate profile outcomes (GPOs) in the New Zealand Diploma, while the indicative criteria sections provide a recommended base of learning that underpin the listed learning outcomes for each standard.

Provide feedback

We are seeking feedback on the draft standards prior to their submission to NZQA for approval. Please see the resources below for copies of the draft standards and a mapping document which aligns the content of the standards with the qualification GPOs.

Email your feedback and any questions to [email protected] by Sunday 3 December.