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Whitecliffe College of Technology and Innovation

Our Graduates

Matt Johnston

Matt studied the Diploma in System Technology (L5) and now works as a Contact Technician for TechCafé, while studying towards his Level 7 Network Engineering Diploma.

TechCafé is a managed IT services provider that is focused on building business through leveraging the best technology solutions in the country to provide managed end-to-end services.

TechCafé, which is a proud partner of Computer Power Plus, has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga and Rotorua.


Dylan Clark

Dylan studied the Diploma in Network Engineering (L6) and now works as a Service Desk Analyst for Fujitsu NZ.

Fujitsu Australia and NZ is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. It's the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and NZ marketplace.


Jodie Buckland

Jodie studied the Diploma in Software Development (L5) and now works as Dealer Support for Trade Me Motors in Wellington.

Trade Me is the largest Internet-auction website operating in New Zealand.

Trade Me

Julian Webb

Julian studied the Diploma in Systems Technology (L5) and now works as a Service Technician for Softsource in Auckland.

Softsource is an ICT systems integrator providing specialist technology solutions, professional services, technical expertise and Data Centre Services to the SMB, government and enterprise markets.


Arun Padala (International)

Arun is from India and came to NZ to study the Diploma in Advanced Network Engineering (L7). He now works as a Retail Systems Support Analyst for ECL Group in Wellington.

ECL Group provides smart technical services to the New Zealand and Australian corporate sector. Their capabilities cover a number of business critical areas such as technology solutions, electronic security, fuel systems, and site care.

ECL Group

Greg Torres (International)

Greg is from the Philippines and came to CPP to study the Diploma in Network Engineering (L7) and now works as a Help Desk Specialist at Westbourne IT.

Westbourne IT Solutions is an Irish owned company, providing IT support, helpdesk and consultancy services worldwide. www.westbourne.ie

Westbourne IT


IT Industry Clients

Steve Targus, Contact Centre Manager, MYOB Christchurch

Steve shares his views on the positive relationship MYOB has with Computer Power Plus and it's graduates.

MYOB is a leading provider of business management solutions in New Zealand and Australia. They offer more than 50 products and services from desktop software to cloud-based solutions.


Lynne Rice, Support Manager, LANTech Ltd Wellington

Lynne Rice talks about the IT industry and LANtech's relationship with CPP and their graduates.

LANtech is a Wellington based IT company that specialises in providing equipment and services to organisations requiring powerful, cost effective computer solutions for their business needs.


International Students

Dharmesh Patel (India)
Gurpreet Singh (India)
Maria Estrella (Philippines)
Mickey Rasool (Pakistan)

Hear four of our International students share their thoughts on:
  • Studying in NZ
  • CPP's self-directed learning model
  • CPP's job placement support
  • CPP's supportive learning environment

More Graduate Testimonials


Neil Metcalfe - Client Services Representative, MYOB

As CPP uses the self-directed learning model, I enjoyed being able to learn at my own pace with the onus on me to achieve. I'm proud to state that I completed the Certificate in Information Technology (Client Support) 330 hours ahead of schedule. Working at MYOB I find that many of the things I learnt at CPP are highly relevant... More >

Anahera Pine - IT Helpdesk, Plunket

What really attracted me to Computer Power Plus was the flexible study shifts they offered. It meant I could come in early, finish early and be home for my two kids after school. I also liked being able to set my own goals with the self-directed learning model they use. The employment preparation was also really helpful... More >

Dylan Sweetensen - Developer, Somar Design Studios

Before coming to CPP I had just completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy and thought it was time for a change in direction with a Diploma in Software Development. I have always loved technology and computers and for a long time had considered getting into the IT industry... More >

Chantel Mitchener - Service Desk Analyst, Unisys

I chose CPP, because I liked the idea of flexible study shifts. I could still work during the day and look after my daughter at the same time, she was only 2 when I started my studies. The instructors at CPP where awesome and helpful. I liked the idea that you could ask them a question via email and they would come and help you while you were on the floor.


Tim Cashman - Desktop Support Engineer, Dimension Data

“I had such a positive experience at Computer Power Plus that I recommended it to my mates who now have jobs in a range of IT companies such as Datacom, Vodafone and SMSS. At CPP I was really impressed with the flexible study times and that the instructors were approachable... More >

Luba Miteva - Software Tester

I had no idea about anything relating to IT before studying at CPP. Since graduating I've been able to travel and work in very exciting industries and build my career straight out of school. Computer Power Plus was a brilliant starting point for me and I'll be forever glad I studied there... More >

Sravan Thumma (International), Service Desk Analyst

Back in India I completed my Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering. I investigated different IT courses and decided to study at CPP as I was attracted to the self-directed study style and the job placement support. I chose to do the Advanced Diploma in Network Engineering and I found the tutors to be extremely approachable and supportive... More >

Olivia Adams, Technical Director, Framestore (London)

After completing my Digital Media degree at Massey University, I felt a bit lost when thinking about what I wanted for my future. With the help and support of the staff at Computer Power Plus, I felt much more confident in my technical abilities and had a clearer vision of my future... More >

Hayden Ashton, Software Developer, Vocus Communications

I came to Computer Power Plus after completing a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration at Victoria University. I decided to get into IT because I had always been interested in computers and technology. I chose to study at CPP because of the flexibility that they offer their students. This allowed me to work full-time while studying and avoid getting a huge student loan... More >

Amandeep Kaur (Intl), Desktop Support Engineer, LANtech

Computer Power Plus was the right place for me to study. The self-directed and practical modules directly relates to the work environment and I got a job soon after my programme finished thanks to CPP's job placement assistance. I also enjoyed the group work as it was a good way to learn and develop teamwork skills.

Chris Wood, Senior Configuration Manager, Fujitsu New Zealand

After my career as a professional skateboarder started to wind down, I wanted to get my foot in the door of a profession where jobs are a plenty and reasonably well paid, so I decided to explore my study options in the IT industry. I found CPP a great place to study with friendly tutors and a relaxed environment. I would recommend Computer Power Plus... More >

Eric Jones (International), IT Service Desk

I was previously a jack-of-all-trades, but master-of-none. I was a Gym Manager when I started my course. I have always been interested in pursuing a career in IT. The learning environment was close to a work environment. It allowed me to complete my course ahead of time and to get started on my career sooner... More >

Arun Korada (Intl) - Service Desk Analyst, Salvation Army

CPP’s unique student-centred learning approach and the support of the IT Instructors helped me to focus and become successful. Thanks to CPP’s field site training and the support and guidance of the Placement Consultant, I secured a job.

Ben Forsyth, Helpdesk Consultant, Teamtalk

CPP was really supportive in helping me find a job. They run employment preparation workshops telling how your CV and cover letters should be and also how to act in a interview. This really helped me whilst I was going through the interview process. The job placement consultant helped me to apply for work and also sent me to interviews.
Sarah and Evelyn

Sarah Booth & Evelyn Devi-Chand

CPP’s learning environment is so much better than at school or polytech. If I need help with my studies I can just email the instructors from my computer and they will come and assist you on the computer floor.... More >
Before coming to CPP, I was studying for the first year of my BCom at university but found I didn’t enjoy the lecture theatre environment, stressful study load and the 3-year commitment... More >