ITx 2020 Programme

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Redevelopment of Programmes

Thursday 10:00am - 10:55am, CITRENZ (

Earlier this year NZQA listed the reviewed New Zealand IT Qualifications at Levels 2-6. This was after a period of review carried out in 2019. This session will outline the processes and changes that occurred and what our obligations are. It will also allow for an opportunity to discuss the possibilities for future collaborative programme development.


Hamish Smith

Otago Polytechnic

Hamish Smith is an educator at heart who resides in tropical Dunedin. As Team Leader of the IT Certificate Programmes at Otago Polytechnic, his focus is very much on educational pathways and realising potential within learners. He mixes teaching with supporting the journey and is passionate about building a good future for IT Education in New Zealand.

Mary-Claire Proctor

Head of IT and Business, Weltec and Whitireia

Mary-Claire Proctor is the Head of School of IT and Business at WelTec and Whitireia. She has twenty years’ experience in the tertiary education sector, most recently as Head of Department of Arts, Media and Digital Technology at NMIT.

Mary-Claire has an excellent track record for leading and promoting Information Technology. She is the Immediate Past Chair of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ), part of IT Professionals New Zealand, and the national representative body for IT delivery by Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs).

Eduardo Correia


Eduardo (Ed) Correia is a principal academic in the Department of Enterprise Digital Innovation at Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology) in Christchurch. He worked for a number of years as a university lecturer and systems administrator, and his professional interests include virtualization, cloud and a range of Microsoft-based technologies. With a colleague, he designed and implemented TechLabs, a network based on virtualization used by the Department for teaching. Dr Correia currently teaches courses in operating systems, networking, and cloud technologies, and besides academic qualifications holds a number of industry certifications.