RBC Diploma in Computing Level 6 course offered by Royal Business College has 5 different modules. These modules comprise a mix of Software Development, Database Development, Generic Computing, Programming Language and Networking subjects.

Ideally, the course is suited to people with some basic background in Computing and an understanding of business, wanting to pursue or move into a Computing/IT career, or further study in computing and related fields at Higher Diploma or National Degree Level. The course is a natural progression from the National Diploma in Computing Level 5 course with credits gained in the level 5 course being used to meet the requirements of this qualification.

Course Structure

The qualification has a flexible structure to allow for changing requirements in the computing industry, and to provide learning programmes with a predominantly computing component but tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of industries. The course is structured around course modules which will be studied over a 40 week period. Three hours per day is studied on campus. The rest of the time is self directed study based on and off campus to suit individual need and learning style. Modules are based on approximately 8 week blocks.

Course Content

  • Network Administration
  • Programming Language
  • Database Administration
  • Software Development
  • Generic Computing


The National Diploma in Computing Level 5 is a 42 week full time course of study. The National Diploma in Computing is a nationally recognized qualification approved by NZQA. The course has been carefully structured to meet the needs of students wishing to study computing and provide a pathway to further studies in Information technology. The qualification has a flexible structure to allow for the changing requirements in the computing industry.The course has been carefully structured to meet the needs of a whole range of industries and for students who wish to further their studies at university in New Zealand and overseas.

Course structure
The course consists of individual course modules. There is a two week holiday between each semester. The course is designed to allow students to complete the diploma over a two semester (one academic year) period. The course has been designed to maximize class time and ensure you have the ability to complete set tasks and projects. To support you and your studies our trained staff will be there to help you at all times. English Language support is available for all students throughout the course as required. Students will be expected to complete self-directed study (SDS) during the course. The SDS must be completed by the student in his/her own time. This can be done at home, college, or other suitable venues. Our counsellors and tutors are available to help students plan their SDS.

Course Modules

CO3001 Application Support 

CO3010 Business Computing 

CO3003 Computer Hardware 

CO3002 Computer Maintenance 

CO3040 Networking 

CO3060 Software Development