NCEA Level 2 Practical Computing

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton

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. Students will obtain basic computer competency for job skills, and recognised accreditation.

The course offers a range of Unit Standards across:

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

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

NCEA Level 2

Learning Areas:

Digital Technologies


NCEA Level 3 Practical Computing

Career Pathways

Administration Officer, Receptionist, Business Analyst, 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.


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.