Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 1 Practical Computing

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton.

NCEA Level 1 Practical Computing

This course will provide an opportunity for students who wish to enhance their basic understanding of digital literacy and computing software packages as a bridge to further secondary or tertiary study, or to obtain basic computer competency for job skills.The course offers a range of Unit Standards across:

  • Data Entry (Students will learn to enter information efficiently)
  • Word Processing, Image manipulation and Spreadsheets
  • Effective Digital Communication in the Workplace Presentation Skills
  • Computer Management Competencies

Students who complete the course will be able to develop a Curriculum Vitae as they complete the modules of the course.

This course offers a pathway to Official Microsoft Certification as well as NZQA Unit Standard Assessment.

NCEA Level 1

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 2 Practical Computing Skills

This course is suitable for a wide range of students with varying academic levels and future aspirations. It is ideal for students preparing for tertiary study as well as those planning to go directly into employment.

Career Pathways

Office Administrator, Receptionist, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Office Manager, Data Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 Consumables.It is strongly recommended that students purchase a $20 Print Credit from the Student Office.