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New Zealand School of Education

Your pathway to great rewards


“Our country is a great place to live, work and play… and pursue your dreams” John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Welcome

About Auckland and New Zealand

On behalf of the faculty and staff of NZSE I invite you to explore our world of exciting educational experiences.

New Zealand

Lifestyle and Study

“New Zealand is the youngest country on earth – in our geography and history… we have been a nation of immigrants, accepting people from every country on earth and welcoming them for their skills, their capital, and their new ideas. Our country is a great place to live, work and play… and pursue your dreams”

Auckland is an appealing destination for the international student community due to its vibrant multicultural backdrop, its bustling and active urban lifestyle with equal opportunity for outdoor leisure activities. It is a great place for students to study and learn as they enjoy New Zealand’s scenic beauty, lifestyle, culture and the many adventure tourism activities that are easily accessible on a day trip.

NZSE offers you, our international students, a great opportunity to study, gain industry relevant skills and consider employment opportunities in this great country. With a focus to create a stimulating learning environment our selection of courses and programs will enable you to achieve your academic and career goals. Our academic programs aim to prepare you for transfer to a university degree while our applied learning programs train you to enter high-skill careers in the industry.

John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Auckland Auckland is not only New Zealand’s largest city with approximately 1.25 million people in the greater Auckland area, it is also the retail and commercial centre of New Zealand. The city enjoys a temperate climate, with warm summers and cooler winters.

I look forward to meeting you when you arrive at NZSE and supporting you on your journey towards attainment of your qualification.

Adam Berry CEO

• 2nd in the world for Education - 2011 (Legatum Prosperity Index, Education Sub-Index) • 4th in the world for Overall Ranking - 2011 (Legatum Prosperity Index) • 3rd in the world for Ease of doing Business – 2011 (World Bank Index) • 2nd in the world for State of Peace - 2011 (Global Peace Index) • 4th in the world for Quality of Living (Auckland) – 2010

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A learning community that is welcoming to international students

NZSE is a fast growing private education provider, with a global reputation for high-quality education and student care. As a government funded institute, NZSE is committed to deliver on core roles of offering flexible and responsive education programs in specific areas of study, meet Government expectations and focus on improving learner achievement and outcomes. The NZQA accreditation endorses our courses to be valued as credible and robust both nationally and internationally. Designed for individuals seeking industryrelevant, leading-edge skills that can fast track their career or for those seeking academic pathways, at NZSE students have a choice on how they wish to progress in their goals. What makes NZSE special is our staff and their willingness to meet the individual needs of each and every student. We aim to build strong relationships with our students and give them the best opportunity to succeed in their academic and life goals.

“The friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable tutors has made my experience with NZSE very positive. The course is very interesting and engaging. Studying and interacting with students from different parts of the world has opened my mind to the different cultures that exist across the world. I have really enjoyed this experience.” Victoria Shubina (Russia)

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Vision To be the preferred skilled graduate provider for New Zealand businesses Mission To produce successful graduates through exciting educational experiences New Zealand School of Education prospectus 2012

Academic Partnerships

Our strategic partnerships with universities and polytechnics in the region are building blocks to pathway our students into higher educational opportunities. This opportunity for knowledge transfer is a unique offering where students can build their confidence and abilities with NZSE and subsequently progress into the more challenging curriculum and lifestyle associated with a university environment. Through our collaboration we offer our students a competitive advantage to progress in their academic journey on completion of their diplomas with us.

• Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Our partnership with Auckland University of Technology offers NZSE students a direct and seamless pathway to full IT degree courses. NZSE is the only school to offer students this unique opportunity. Once our students have completed the two-year Diploma of Information Technology at NZSE and met the entry criteria, they can apply for direct entry into a final year of study at AUT to achieve the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (BCIS) degree.

• Unitec Institute of Technology Through our partnership with Unitec, students can cross credit their two-year Diploma of Information Technology to Unitec to achieve the Bachelor of Computing Systems (BCS) degree, or their business program credits towards a business degree.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) AUT University is New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university, with campuses in Auckland, North Shore and Manukau cities. AUT prides itself on it’s high lecturer-to-student ratio, student support services and on-campus facilities. With four Faculties, it offers a wide range of applied programmes to approx 4,000 international students from 95 countries.

Unitec Institiute of Technology Founded in 1976, Unitec now teaches 23,000 students from more than 80 countries. Unitec is unique in the way it combines postgraduate and degree-level study with vocational education and training.

• Southern Cross University Through our agreement, students can cross-credit their studies to bachelor degrees at Southern Cross University in Australia. CRICOS Provider Nos: NSW 01241G, WA 02621K, QLD 03135E

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Southern Cross University An Australian public university committed to innovative teaching and research.

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Industry Partnerships

Education Associations

NZSE has formed strategic partnerships with academic institutions and industry organisations to create additional opportunities for our students

Official Education Provider to the Vodafone Warriors NZSE is the proud sponsor of Vodafone Warriors as their

Official Education Provider. The Vodafone Warriors are a professional rugby league football club based in Auckland, New Zealand. Our initiative to sponsor Vodafone Warriors is based on their core values that resonate with NZSE’s responsibility to make a difference in our community.

Microsoft IT Academy Programme Member – Advanced Level As a member NZSE has access to the latest Microsoft software and development tools for use by students and faculty.

The Vodafone Warriors serve as role models to our students and promote the core values that we stand for.

CompTIA Education to Careers (E2C) Member The CompTIA Education to Careers (E2C) program provides resources and a supportive community for educators teaching information technology. The program aims to help technology educators to train, certify and upgrade the skills of their students. Authorized Prometric Testing Centre – Asia Pacific Prometric is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. NZSE has an authorised Prometric Test Centre on campus so that students who strive to gain international industry certifications can choose to sit those exams in familiar surroundings.

NUMBER 1 SUPPORTERS OF NZSE

As official education providers, we help team members to develop business and work skills to advance their careers off the sports field. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our sponsored team - the Vodafore Warriors!

Corporate Partnerships NZSE is constantly building relationships with businesses who regularly take on NZSE students and graduates on a part-time or full-time basis. This includes opportunities to gain hands-on work experience to formal internships. Education Associations NZSE is a member of Education New Zealand, the Crown Agency responsible for New Zealand’s international education promotion and representation worldwide. We regularly participate in their workshops and conferences centred on best practices in the industry. Study Auckland is part of the Business and Sectors Development team of Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development and represents around 130 Auckland education providers As an active member of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI) a group of leading tertiary education providers, NZSE is committed to innovation and excellence.

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Our programs at a glance The academic program at New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) encompasses three course streams: · English to prepare students who need language proficiency to study further; · IT courses for students who want to continue their academic study or who want to secure employment in the IT industry;

Certificate in English (Pre-intermediate)

Certificate in English (Advanced)

Duration: 12 - 36 weeks

Duration: 12 - 36 weeks

Entry Criteria: 17 years and above.

Entry Criteria: 17 years and above with IELTS Academic score of 5.0 or equivalent or NZSE Certificate in English (Pre-intermediate).

· Business courses for students who want to continue their academic study or who want to secure employment in New Zealand businesses. The appropriate starting point depends on the student’s academic achievements and English ability. Refer to our fee chart on page 27.

NDB 5: National Diploma in Business - Level 5 Duration: 1 academic year Academic Entry Criteria: Higher Secondary or equivalent. English Entry Criteria: IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent , or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test.

DACS 7: Diploma in Advanced Computer Science - Level 7

NDC 5: National Diploma in Computing - Level 5

DC 7: Diploma in Computing - Level 7

NZSE Diploma in Information Technology - Level 6

Duration: 1 academic year

Duration: 1 academic year

Duration: 2 academic years

Duration: 2 academic years Year 1

Academic Entry Criteria: Higher Secondary or equivalent.

Academic Entry Criteria: Higher Secondary or equivalent. English Entry Criteria: IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test.

English Entry Criteria: IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test.

Academic Entry Criteria: Successful completion of a computing diploma or non-computing degree or equivalent.

Academic Entry Criteria: NCEA Level 3 or overseas higher secondary or an equivalent or suitable industry experience or satisfactory performance in the pre-enrolment of knowledge test.

English Entry Criteria: IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test.

English Entry Criteria: Overall IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test.

DACS 7: Diploma in Advanced Computer Science Year 2 Academic Entry Criteria: Successful completion of a computing diploma or non-computing degree or equivalent. or NZQA approved any level 5/6 diploma or equivalent. English Entry Criteria: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test.

Bachelor Degree in Business Studies* Entry Criteria: Completion of the pathway course at NZSE.

Bachelor of Applied Computing, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Business in Information Systems *

* Offered at Unitec Institute of Technology

Entry Criteria: Completion of the pathway course at NZSE.

Entry Criteria: Completion of the pathway course at NZSE.

* Offered at Southern Cross University - Australia

* Offered at Unitec Institute of Technology

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Bachelor Degree in Computing Systems*

Bachelor Degree in Computing and Information Sciences* Entry Criteria: Completion of the pathway course at NZSE. * Completed at Auckland University of Technology

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Unique pathway to achieve full IT degree

DIPIT 6: Diploma in Information Technology – Level 6

Bachelor of Computing and Information Sciences at AUT

Aim: The two year Diploma is the pathway course to the

Bachelor of Computing and Information Sciences at AUT

Bachelor of Computing and Information Sciences at Auckland University of Technology. It focuses on the theory and practice of a range of computing systems and networks, and how these systems are used to support business practices.

Academic Entry Criteria: English Entry Criteria: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test Duration: Two academic years Intakes: Four intakes per year Campus: New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

“Tutors are so knowledgeable and always ready to assist. The guidance I received from them encouraged me to study hard and develop my skills. I am grateful to NZSE for giving me the chance to live and learn in New Zealand.”

Diploma in IT paper

Cross credits to BCIS paper

Communication Skills

145612 Applied Communication

Programming 1

405701 Programming 1

IT Concepts and Skills

405702 Computing Technology in Society

Mathematics 3 for IT or

No credit

Mathematics and Statistics 4

Elective credit

Enterprise Systems

405021 Enterprise Systems or Elective credit

Hardware Concepts and Skills

405703 Foundations of IT Infrastructure

Data Communication

Elective credit

High-Level Scripting Languages

Elective credit

Logical Database Design

406703 Logical Database Design

IT Practice

406027 IT Project Management

Project

Elective credit

Help Desk & Service Provision

Elective credit

Internet Technology

Elective credit

Applied Operating Systems 1

406707 Operating Systems

Introduction to Programming & Databases

Elective credit

Systems Administration

406925 Network & Systems Administration

Network Administration 405706 Computer Networking

All papers are 15 points. A total of 240 points is transferred to the BCIS Students successfully completing the Diploma in Information Technology at NZSE can apply for direct entry to the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (“BCIS”) degree program, run by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at AUT.

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Career Opportunities

Non Major Degree 1 year to complete

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Call centre management Data analyst Operations Management Network Security Network and systems administrator Database administrator

IT Service Science Major 1 or 1.5 years to complete

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Information analyst and designer Information technology support role IS operational management Logistic analyst Outsourced IT services coordination Solutions architect Supervisory IT services

Networks and Security Major 1 or 1.5 years to complete

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Information Security Technologies Advanced Network Technologies (CCNP) CCNA Advanced Internet Technology Network Design

Information Systems Science Major 2 years to complete

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Information analyst and designer IS services consultant IT supervisory and management roles Logistics analyst Project leader Technical or business analyst

Software Development Major 2 years to complete

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Computer programmer Software developer Software engineer Web developer

Computer Science Major 2 years to complete

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Design and implementation of software Entrepreneurial activity Industrial research Research and development in large organisations

Di Gao (China)

Course Structure

Computer Networks

Degree

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Further studies at AUT • • • •

BCIS Honours ( 1 year, can track to PhD) Graduate Diploma (1 year) Postgraduate Diploma (1 year) Master of Computer & Information Sciences (2 years)

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Bachelor Degree in Computing Systems is also available at Unitec (on completion of the Diploma in IT at NZSE)

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Combination of advanced courses for greater opportunities

DACS 7: Diploma in Advanced Computer Science – Level 7

Academic Entry Criteria: Higher Secondary or equivalent English Entry Criteria: IELTS Academic score of 5.5 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test Duration: Two academic years Campus: New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Aim: To provide students with the knowledge of fundamentals of handling computer hardware and peripherals, performing hardware and software installation, and knowledge of private and public networks. It also teaches students about Network Functioning and provides in-depth understanding about security for data transmission, emails, web and network access.

Student outcomes Students will be able to apply advanced knowledge and skills in computer hardware technology for personal computer systems and networks involving servers. Students will have knowledge to carry out basic academic research in the computer network and hardware technology field. Completion of the 2 year course will entitle students to a National Diploma in Computing (Level 5) - issued by NZQA and Diploma in Advanced Computer Science (Support and Operations) (Level 7) approved by NZQA and issued by NZSE.

Course Structure

Security technologies

Introduction to PC hardware infrastructure

• Managing types of attacks

• Identifying hardware components required

• Using SSH, L2TP, PPTP, IPSec to manage the security in transmission of data

• Computing, assembling and troubleshooting • Installing and upgrading and configuring computer operating systems. • Adding or removing and installing computer peripherals and customizing software on a server • Configuring Windows updates Introduction to Network fundamentals

• Administrating security infrastructure • Managing operational/organizational security

Microsoft certificates:

Employment

MCITP – Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator

• Network System Administrator

• LAN & WAN Technology

• Helpdesk Support

• Networking hardware devices functionality

• Server Technician

• Troubleshooting network connectivity

• Network Security Personnel

Network Technologies

• Network Administration

• Identifying the network transmission and integrity problems and finding solutions

• Business Consultancy.

• Providing technical advice on a LAN Network Security fundamentals • Installing LAN devices

CompTIA certficiates:

Next Steps

• Physical Network topologies

• Communicating security, infrastructure security and anti-hacking.

The program also prepares students for the following certificates: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Security +

On completion of this qualification students can expect employment as a:

• Configuring services, protocols, and the process of disaster recovery.

International certificates:

• Managing security of E-mail security

• Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure

• Identifying the environmental issues for a server/server room

Further study at degree level in NZ universities.

MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Students also have access to computer based learning and other resources for additional training during the course.

“Studying in NZSE has been a really great experience. I have gained a lot of practical knowledge and learned a lot from the tutors who are very helpful. I have made many domestic and international friends as well” Amish Parmar (India)

• Installing Windows Server 2008 • Monitoring the performance of a network “NZSE has provided such a friendly environment for students and a great pathway to pursue our future studies and career. I am very confident about my choice with NZSE”

• Troubleshooting LAN problems • Identifying the user requirements for security • Proposing, implementing and testing different security systems for a Windows Network

Shi Zhenyu (China)

• Describing Backup strategy for a LAN

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Sought-after qualification in IT support and operations

DC 7: Diploma in Computing – Level 7

Academic Entry Criteria: Computing diploma, non-computing degree or equivalent English Criteria: IELTS Academic score of 6.0 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test Duration: One academic year Start: Four per year Campus: New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

AIM: To provide the students with the

Course Structure

Next Steps

Networking Operating Systems

Employment

• Overviewing hardware components, Peripheral devices, Client Operating System installation.

On completion of this qualification students can expect employment as a:

• Managing Private and Public neworks

• Network System Administrator

• Describing Network Protocols

• Helpdesk Support,

• Installing LAN operating and application software

• Server Technician

• Identifying and implementing physical & logical security syestems for a LAN

• Network Administration

knowledge of planning, designing and implementing the installation of Network Operating System and Application Software for the network. The students learn to develop Disaster Recovery Plans and organizational policies, create baselines, and monitor performance using system/network monitor and use of log files to evaluate the performance.

• Identifying the objectives for assessing a LAN

Student outcomes

• Designing a server operating systems

On successful completion, students are expected to gain the ability to carry out processes that require a command of highly specialised technical, scholastic and basic research skills in the computer network hardware technologies areas, have in depth specialised knowledge of the disciplines of server and security technologies.

• Troubleshooting and maintaining the Network

• Network Security Personnel • Business Consultancy

Security Fundamentals

Further study at degree level.

• Installing LAN devices and Windows Server 2008

International certificates:

• Configuring a Domain

The program also prepares students for the following certificates:

• Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

CompTIA certficiates:

• Monitoring the performance of a network

• Planning infrastructure of security Computer Security Support • Creating business baselines • Managing operational / organizational security • Managing E-mail transmission security

CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Security + Microsoft certificates: MCITP – Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Students also have access to computer based learning and other resources for additional training during the course.

“This was the best computer course I have ever taken!! I really appreciated the way even basic computer process was explained in a way that made sense for both new and experienced users. I was offered a job as lab assistant with NZSE even before I had completed the course. This gave me an opportunity to mentor many international and domestic students – a jam packed schedule but extremely worthwhile!” Llewellyn Penn (India)

• Managing data transmission security • Administrating cryptography – algorithms, hashing, symmetric and asymmetric encryption • Managing host-based and network-based intrusion detection systems.

“The school has provided great facilities to all students. The tutor is highly skilled and makes it easy for me to understand the lessons thoroughly. I have made lots of friends in school and enjoy being in Auckland” Ubonrat Panyanuchit (Thailand)

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International qualifications in IT support

NDC 5: National Diploma in Computing – Level 5

Academic Entry Criteria: Higher Secondary or equivalent

Course Structure

Next Steps

Computer Hardware concepts

English Entry Criteria: IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s English language test

• Introducing computer hardware

Employment On completion of this qualification students can expect employment as:

Duration: One academic year Start: Every month Campus: New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Aim: To provide students the knowledge and skills required to perform as a computer hardware technician. The course also introduces networking concepts and a basic working knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite, distinguish between the differences types of networks and configure a small office or home office network. Students will learn important knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure, describe networking technologies, basic design principles, and adhere to wiring standards and use testing tools.

Student outcomes On successful completion, students are expected to have an introductory level understanding about computer industry concepts and/or are able to work in areas of computing with the least technical complexity, for example user support or personal computer repair.

• Introducing safety procedure and ESD precautions

• Computer Technician

• Indentifying internal/external peripherals / explaning its functions

• Helpdesk Support

• Introducing CPU characteristic, features, purpose & cooling methods & device

• Network Technician.

• Desktop Computer Support

• Introducing PC assembly theory

Further study at Level 6 or Level 7.

• Managing types of memory & their purpose

International certificates :

• Installing & upgrading and configuring hardware device

The program also prepares students for the following certificates.

Networking Functionality

CompTIA certficiates:

• Introducing physical network topologies

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +

• Differentiating and implementing appropriate wiring standards

Students also have access to computer based learning and other resources for additional training during the course.

• Introducing networking hardware devices functionality • Introducing OSL Model • Installing and configuring peer-to-peer network

“I am very happy to be here and enjoying the course and the country. The people here are so friendly and it’s so cool to be able to have them embrace you into their culture and teach you so many things. I have made friends with so many people from different nationalities and having a good time here in school” Dilshan (Sir Lanka)

• Maintaining and supporting a network • Troubleshooting network techniques • Identifying fault tolerance and disaster recovery • Introducing physical vs. logical security • Installing network operating system • Installing active directory

“My tutor is very friendly and helpful, also supporting me and other students. He is very knowledgeable regarding computers and gives us regular updates on IT related subjects. The lab is also very good and gives us many resources to increase our knowledge and I feel comfortable working on computers here.” Jin Hoon Kim (South Korea)

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Business Studies

NDB 5: National Diploma of Business – Level 5

Academic Entry Criteria:

Course Structure

Strategic Development

Higher Secondary or equivalent

Accounting and Finance

English Entry Criteria: IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or successful completion of NZSE’s Certificate of English program

• Performing the accounting functions for general ledger transactions

• Demonstrating knowledge of the impact of environmental factors on business strategy

Duration: One academic year Intakes 2011: Three per year Campus: New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Aim: To provide the students with knowledge of a range of business related skills, it teaches a broad base of technical business competencies required by people entering the workforce in business related roles, people aspiring to gain middle management and supervisory positions, and people wishing to extend their business skills.

Student outcomes On successful completion, students are expected to have the skills, knowledge and competence to undertake a broad range of business activities, and to carry out a mix of specialised operations involving a degree of self-directed work, and the supervision of processes or people. The elective nature of the qualification allows the selection of standards for the knowledge and skills most appropriate for the role holder.

and operations

• Demonstrating and applying knowledge of financial analysis

• Contributing to organisational strategy and development

• Explaining the nature of professional and regulatory processes for accounting

Next Steps

• Interpreting and using financial data and reports for decision-making Management • Identifying the roles and responsibilities of the health and safety representative in the workplace • Providing leadership for a team in an organisation

Employment On completion of this qualification students can expect employment in a variety of service organizations: • wholesale and manufacturing industries • hospitals • schools • hotels

• Managing a plan to achieve organisational objectives

• restaurants,

Marketing

• other commercial firms who require personnel with business and management skills.

• Planning a marketing campaign • Determining social and ethical responsibilities for marketing activities • Analysing the international business environment and identify key factors for international business operations

• banks

Further study

“Studying at NZSE made me a more motivated person and to strive to achieve a higher standard in life. The staff, tutors and my classmates support me in achieving my qualification. International students have a lot of support here and people are really friendly” Jiayu Zhang (China)

Students can pursue further studies at a higher level at NZSE or at NZ Universities

Business Information and Communication • Managing text processing and production of business information • Explaining the role of information technology in business • Presenting information orally to an audience

“I am learning a lot in this program. The big difference in studying here is the style of teaching. You have to really think independently and understand concepts to do well in the assignments. It took me some time to get used to it, but now I am doing much better. Everyone here is very helpful.”

• Analysing listening techniques and listed and respond to information received • Writing an analytical report • Preparing business information for management

Sukhwinder Singh (India)

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Learn English for life, work and study

English Studies

International Certifications

NZSE offers two courses specifically designed for non-native English speakers. These courses prepare students to conduct their everyday life, study and work in English.

Certificate in English (Pre-intermediate) Academic Entry Criteria: Higher Secondary or equivalent English Entry Criteria: None Duration: 12 - 36 weeks Start: Every Monday Course Fee: NZ$350 per week Campus: New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Program Overview The course is designed for students who want to improve their English speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. Students study a range of topics such as special occasions, leisure and lifestyle, New Zealand life and cultural differences, news and media. Students are instructed in reading for comprehension, everyday English grammar, vocabulary, idioms and expressions.

Certificate in English (Advanced) Academic Entry Criteria: Higher Secondary or equivalent English Entry Criteria: IELTS Academic score of 5.0 or equivalent, or NZSE Certificate in English (Pre-intermediate) Duration: 12 - 36 weeks Start: Every Monday

· Diploma in Advanced Computer Science (Support and Operations) – Level 7 (See page 12)

Microsoft and CompTIA Certifications The curricula for many of our courses help to prepare our students to achieve internationally recognised Microsoft and CompTIA professional certifications.

Course Fee: NZ$350 per week

• CompTIA A+

• Microsoft MCTS

Campus: New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

CompTIA A+ certification validates foundationlevel knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. It is the starting point for a career. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting.

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications are designed to help validate skills on the features and functionality of Microsoft technologies.

Program Overview The course is designed to help students live and work in New Zealand and develop advanced study skills in preparation for tertiary study in English by practicing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing together.

Students study a range of topics including IT components, New Zealand society and culture, presentation and employment skills. Students Next Step are instructed in reading and communicating for specific purposes, providing and following Further study oral and written information and demonstrating Depending on the student’s results, they can study: advanced communication skills. · NZSE Certificate in English (Advanced) · National Diploma in Computing (Support and Operations) – Level 5 (See page 9)

Students can benefit from gaining valuable globally recognised certifications to enhance their profile and career opportunities on a global platform. We encourage our students to gain these qualifications which add value to their academic profile and set them apart from the rest of the crowd. Students have easy access to the required study material as well as support and mentoring from tutors to prepare for these qualifications.

Next Step

Further study

• CompTIA Network+ certification proves knowledge of networking features and functions and is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals.

• Microsoft MCITP The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification helps validate that an individual has the comprehensive set of skills necessary to perform a particular job role, such as database administrator or enterprise messaging administrator.

• CompTIA Security+ CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.

Depending on the student’s results, they can pathway to the NZSE Diploma in Information Technology.

“Although I have been in New Zealand for only about two months, I start to integrate with the big harmonious family in NZSE. The General English Courses are designed to help us communicate accurately and fluently and the teacher tells us exactly what we needed to do.” Wu Leqi (China)

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“The employment assistance and training I received from the careers advisor gave me the confidence needed to procure a position with Telecom.”

Employment Support

Ankur Mujal Diploma in Computing – Level 7

NZSE’s experienced career advisors provide a range of information, support and specialist services to contribute to the employment success of our graduates. Our employment support is directed towards assisting students to procure part time jobs to help meet their personal expenses while attending college, and full time employment upon completion of the study program to meet their career goals.

and support in preparing our students for successful internship or employment.

To ensure that our students have all the support and guidance they need, a range of free workshops and guidance sessions are available. These include:

With an internship students can:

• One-on-one personal job guidance

• Create networking opportunities

• Assistance with job applications • Training in CV writing

• Apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting

• Cover letter writing and editing

• Gain confidence

• Interview techniques

• In some cases transition into a job

Internships NZSE’s internship program aims to facilitate students in gaining valuable work in the corporate industry to complement their classroom study. The internships could be paid or unpaid based on the employer. • Gain valuable work experience • Have an edge in the job market

• Tips towards success on interview day • Employment contract advice • Recommendation letters from the faculty Our support service team provides guidance

What employers say about NZSE graduates “The graduate is exceptionally technically competent and learns new technical skills and techniques easily. The employee is a real asset to the company; pleasant, eager to learn and has great work ethics.”

– iinet

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A wide range of support activity

Student mentoring

Student representatives

The NZSE student mentoring program identifies experienced students who can mentor freshers who require academic or personal support. Mentors can relate to newcomers because they have experienced many of the same challenges themselves. The mentor provides consistent support, guidance, and concrete help to a student who is in need of a positive role model.

The elected Student representatives provide the management with inputs on student issues and concerns. This empowers the students to be part of the decision making process on related matters in keeping with our studentcentric approach.

English Online

At NZSE, we create a supportive environment and do everything we can to make our students’ stay and learning in New Zealand easy, pleasant and successful. Our friendly and dedicated International Student Support team is committed to assisting our international students throughout their time with NZSE, helping them to work through any concerns they might have. Our aim is to ensure that every student‘s experience is as rewarding as possible.

they can expect when they commence their journey with us.

Our online English learning module is available to students to give them the opportunity to improve overall communication skills. Students can benefit from this program, while they are studying for their course. The language training helps students to become more confident in their social interactions and academic performance.

Social Activities In addition to their academic support the students are given the opportunity to mingle with students from other nationalities, share social and cultural activities. Students work together to plan and orchestrate various social activities that meet the needs and desires of the diverse population of students in NZSE. This encourages students to enjoy a healthy social life, make new friends and appreciate different cultures.

Orientation The comprehensive orientation program ensures the students are familiar with their surroundings, get all the information required to find their way around the school and the suburb, understand the expectations of the school and general rules to be followed in their new country of study.

Pre-arrival advice and information Even before the students arrive we make sure they have made their arrival arrangements. We provide support with organising their home stay if necessary and airport pick up. Our Facebook page is an active forum where students chat and make friends even before they get here and get to know about what

“I was nervous at first, but immediately upon arrival all of my fears were put to rest. The faculty and staff of NZSE were very welcoming and helpful and made me feel at ease. The orientation program gave me the confidence that I was in the right hands.” Chuni Yepes (Philippines)

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Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

How to Apply How to secure your position at NZSE

NZSE follows Ministry code to safeguard students English.

Code

Medical and travel insurance

NZSE has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available at NZSE or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu. govt.nz/international

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.

Immigration

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service. It can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz

Accident insurance

Eligibility for health services

Course Fees Course

Fee

Duration

Course

Fee

Duration

DIP IT 6

$16,500 per year

2 years

NDC 5

$13,500

1 Year

DACS 7

$12,500 per year

2 years

NDB 5

$14,000

1 Year

DC7

$14,500

1 year

English

$350 p/w

12+ weeks

It is easy to apply for entry to study at NZSE.

Paying your fees

What you need to apply

Your Offer of Place will show your academic tuition fees per year. This is quoted in New Zealand dollars and covers a full-time program, including course materials. Please read the Offer of Place very carefully for instructions on how to pay.

As an international student, you must provide us with: · A completed and signed International Student application form.

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may have to pay the full costs of treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health. It can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz

· Proof of your English ability. This could be recent IELTS or TOEFL test results or evidence that your medium of instruction has been English. You can also sit an English language test at NZSE.

Protection of student fees

· An English translation of your academic records, from your highest level of study.

* Refunds

· If you are already studying in New Zealand, a copy of your most recent progress report. · Details of any relevant work experience you would like us to consider, though this is not necessary. “The Diploma in Computing level 7 course has allowed me to pursue my studies with plenty of flexibility and in a nurturing environment. I know that the two years within the program will prepare me very well for my career”

What happens when your application is accepted

Li Yueting (China)

· Offer of Place (including accommodation guarantee).

Student fees are placed in a special trust account operated by the Public Trust.

Full or partial fee refunds may be possible in particular circumstances, for instance if the student does not get a visa or there are strong reasons why the student cannot undertake the intended study. For more information visit www.nzse.ac.nz

When you are accepted into a program, we will send you the following documents:

· Information pack including medical insurance information, campus map and orientation information.

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To enrol or if you have any further questions, please contact us: Physical address:

New Zealand School of Education 3033 Great North Road New Lynn Auckland 0600 New Zealand Postal address:

International Office New Zealand School of Education PO Box 151293 New Lynn Auckland 0640 Phone: 64 9 827 6100 Fax: 64 9 827 2660 Email: international@nzse.ac.nz Internet address: www.nzse.ac.nz

www.nzse.ac.nz

NZSE Prospectus (INTERNATIONAL)  

NZSE Prospectus (INTERNATIONAL)