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Reinvent yourself as a Full-Stack Software Developer

Study on-campus or remotely online, the choice is yours.

What We Offer

Developers Institute offers the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6, 240 credits) as well as the New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5, 120 credits). 

These future-proof career choices will skill you up to be able to work in a fully remote work environment, with a skillset that will set you a step ahead of many. This will prepare you for a job in an industry that’s ever growing and never sleeps: Tech!

Studying at Developers Institute

At Developers Institute, we do things a little differently. We prepare you for a remote working environment. Our software development education is delivered by experienced industry professionals, who still cut code and deliver on real client projects. We make sure that our curriculum is leading edge, industry driven and agile, focused specifically on preparing you for your professional future in software.

We believe that a successful study experience and completion of the course is anchored around two main elements. The first being great instructors who have a passion for the industry and have as much aspiration for you to succeed as yourself and secondly a supportive environment that helps you move any eventual road blocks out of the way. From your study-buddy to your instructors and everyone at Developers Institute, you’ll be joining a whanau where you can be yourself and get the help and support you need to succeed.

You'll be learning in a studio-style environment, mirroring the real business world, right down to the tools we use to discuss lunch options or sharing YouTube videos. Whether you are studying remotely or on campus, we deliver leading edge course content in pursuit of our passion for technology. Our school is our studio!

How You Will Learn

As a remote or on-campus student, you have a tight-knit team around you. Our class groups are small and we provide everything you need to dive in and take full advantage of the experience.

The first few days may feel a bit overwhelming, and to be fair this feeling may catch you a few times throughout your time at Developers Institute. No need to worry, our instructors are available throughout the day and they're here to help you out. Just message them, or pop your head up from your desk and grab them to take a look at your code directly.

When Can You Start?

The New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (NZQA Level 6, 240 credits) extends over 20 months and the New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (NZQA Level 5, 120 credits) is delivered over 10 months. Study is full time (38 hours per week) during standard office hours, and can be completed on-site or remotely online. If you would like to find out more, you can read our student handbook.

Our next Intake dates are**
  • 6th September 2021

  • 8th February 2022

  • 26th April 2022

For further information about Fees, Intake dates and our application process, click the relevant link or get in touch with us.

This programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and Developers Institute Limited is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act.

**Term dates are subject to change pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Developers Institute Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to best accommodate the internal running of the Institute and to best serve the student learning experience.

Application Process

1. Submit the application form
2. Book a video interview
3. Await your interview outcome email
4. Get your documents ready

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6. Submit the enrolment form
7. Send us your documents
8. Pass the reference and background check
9. Accept your offer
10. Sign the IT equipment loan agreement
11. Receive your gear
12. Start studying

Your Future Career

We’ve received funding through Te Ara Mahi and the Provincial Growth Fund to deliver on our graduate employment strategy, so we can support our students from the first day of learning to the first day of your new tech job. Our apprenticeship style model is a first for New Zealand, so if you are looking for quality education that results in real employment outcomes, let’s talk!

Join Us

Whether you’re based locally in the tropical North, or dialling in from a coffee shop in Bluff, we’re here to support you through to your new career in tech.