Wanganui Polytechnic

Check out some of the IT and business courses available at Wanganui Polytechnic.

For information on other courses available at Wanganui Polytechnic, as well as information about studying there, go to the polytechnic's website.

Qualifications in Business Computing

  • CBC and DipBC
The first year is the Certificate in Business Computing (CBC). The second year is the Diploma in Business Computing (DipBC). The Certificate in Business Computing allows you to become competent in a broad range of subjects related to computing. Skills are developed in software applications, programming, database, multimedia, hardware, ethics and professionalism, accounting and the Internet. The

Duration: 1 year each.

Entry Requirements: CBC - Desire to learn new skills in a stimulating and fun environment. All applicants are invited to attend an interview as part of the selection procedure.

Diploma in Business computing – CBC.


  • New Zealand Diploma in Business
This diploma is a versatile and nationally recognised qualification, prepares you for many career paths. It is recognised as the first part of a business degree in New Zealand. Topics covered include The Economic Environment, Organisation and Management, and Business Communication and Computer Concepts.

Duration: 2 years.

Entry requirements: Entry to the Diploma Programme is at the discretion of the Programme Leader. If you are under 20, entry is related to your performance at Sixth Form Certificate level at school.


  • Bachelor of Information Technology
In this degree, you have a choice to major in one of five areas of study: programming, database, graphic design, networking or management.

Duration: 3 years.

Entry requirements: Sixth Form Certificate (with 12 points or less in four subjects, including English), or three C passes or four D passes in secondary school Bursary exams, or be over 20 years old.

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