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New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration - Level 6

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
40 weeks
Start date: 11-October-2021
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Take your technical skills to the next level with this specialist IT qualification, especially designed for top achievers wanting to become network architects or similar.

You will develop practical and theoretical knowledge of hardware and software, networks and network administration, internet security & forensics, and windows operating systems.

This qualification will also help you develop the communication skills required in today’s IT market. This includes working as a team, contract management, and dealing with business continuity considerations. To ensure your success we offer a smaller class size, maximum support and a personalised experience. We offer custom built IT training facilities and specialise in advanced hands on training.


  • Module 1 Virtualisation Infrastructure
  • Module 2 Directory Services
  • Module 3 Network Infrastructure
  • Module 4 Business Messaging Infrastructure

Programme content

The content of the programme consists of eight modules that include: How to implement a range of technologies for systems & network services, automated system and application software deployment, data storage, server based virtualisation infrastructure, how to analyse organisational requirements, implement a solution and administer infrastructure for remote network access, applying project management tools and techniques to an IT related project, and IT service management and change management processes.

BYOD – students are required to bring their own device. Please check the specifications required during enrolment.

Employment Options

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in entry level roles such as IT technician, help desk, tier 1 and 2 desktop support, systems administration, or in application support. Graduates will also have the background to progress into more advanced roles such as senior system administrator or application support analyst roles.

Future Study Pathways

This qualification provides a pathway to further specialisation through industry specific training such as in IT Security or other Diploma or Graduate level qualifications.

COVID-19 Level 4: Our tutoring team will continue to work with existing students remotely. Our branches are closed until Level 2.

Entry criteria

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have at least a level 5 qualification in Information Technology or similar qualification.

All applicants will be required to complete an enrolment form and may be interviewed in person or via telephone or skype to evaluate their suitability for the programme.

Applicants who have English as a second language must have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 in a single test event (or equivalent).


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