Programme Details

Starts 31 March. Microcredentials available in June/July 2023. This programme is free. 20 weeks (including 4 weeks break).

Microcredentials & Path Planning

Find your purpose, find your path. Native Tech is for those not quite ready for our Level 4 full year programme. Native Tech can help you staircase into a number of level 4 programmes or prepare you for work in the industry.

If you would like to know more, click on “enrol” and register your interest.

Native Tech is for 16-24 year olds who are wanting to explore digital and creative tech and haven’t been in work or study or who want guidance knowing where to go next.

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Digital Creativity Foundation | Level 4

We know it’s hard to make big decisions about your future, which is why our Digital Creativity Foundation programme covers a little bit of everything from the worlds of creative and digital design. 

Digital creativity is highly sought after in sectors like the arts, advertising, game design, film making and more. 

This programme is delivered online by Media Design School with students working onsite in Rotorua with Digital Natives Academy who provide pastoral care along with state-of-the-art high spec computers and an amazing new space to study.

Student Work from 2022

In 2022, DNA’s Level 4 students had an 80% completion rate, join us in 2023 and find your purpose, find your path.

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Welcome to Digital Natives Academy


About Us

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Digital Natives Academy (DNA) Charitable Trust was established in 2014 to inspire the next generation of digital leaders.

DNA is an intergenerational centre of digital excellence, a place where curious young minds can find exceptional leaders along with state of the art digital tech. It is also a Sanctuary from an often cold, uncaring world where the outliers of society can find peace, a warm smile, friendship and shared passions.

All our current courses are taught onsite in schools or online. If you would like to enquire about enrolling your students, click below.

Creative Tech

Celebrating Te Reo Māori innovation using gaming & esports

An innovative collaboration is about to help unleash the digital creativity and potential of tamariki Māori in Rotorua. On 1 December ten Kura from Ngā Kura ā Iwi will come together to take part in an esports experience in the form of a collaborative Minecraft speed build

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Our Partners

2022 Courses


$9,944.00 (1st year free *conditions apply + Student Loan

Key Features

Certificates & Badges

Students receive certificates and badges for courses completed.

Student Support

We offer live real time classes for those who work best with the guidance of tutors.

Free Resources

Get access to custom made online resources.

Meet our Crew


Wellbeing | Esports | Animation | Content Creation | Livestream Production

DNA believes leadership is about creating more leaders. We use the young jedis around us, young up and coming talent with a passion for Te Ao Māori, wellbeing, animation, gaming, 3D asset development, VR, coding, esports, content creation and livestreaming.

Our instructors have relevant tertiary degrees and have deep and relevant experience in our culture and industry.

Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule
Director | PLD
Potaua Biasiny-Tule
Strategic Industry Relations
Marcus Powell
Programme Manager | PLD
Ngatarawahi Fairhall
DNA Tutor | PLD
Teiwai Macpherson
DNA Tutor