New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)

Programme highlights

Take the lead in managing, developing and securing databases and networks in the fastpaced Information Technology (IT) industry.

You’ll be able to apply your analytical and problem-solving skills to systems administration processes and projects such as database management, security, testing new systems, developing new policies and procedures and finding and fixing hardware and software problems. Other core capabilities you’ll also be able to develop includes communication skills that will help you to support your team members whether you’re training them to use new software or working together on projects.

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2018: Programme Guide and Timetable

2019: Programme Guide and Timetable

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 6
Domestic fees $6,700 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code NZ2601
Duration

1 year (full-time) or part-time

Study Method Full-time or part-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$22,300 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification New Zealand Diploma

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*Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at  educationcentral.co.nz

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students

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Career opportunities

This programme was developed after wide consultation with schools, industry, and community stakeholders to include cutting edge information and communication technologies, IT knowledge and skills. This combination of technical and core skills will prepare you for employment in a range of IT technical support roles or as a pathway more advanced roles or further study.

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 applications support. Graduates also have the background to progress into more advanced roles such as senior system administrator or application support analyst roles.

Programme structure

Level 6

You must complete 8 compulsory 15 credit courses:

561.645 Professional Practice in IT

Provide you with the skills and knowledge expected of an IT Professional and give them the opportunity to develop attributes appropriate for working in the IT industry.

561.647 Information Security

Demonstrate an understanding of the information security principles, analyse the requirements and implement security measures to meet organizational requirements.

562.616 Automated System Deployment

Plan, implement and troubleshoot an automated system and application software deployment to support efficient organisational operations.

562.617 Messaging and Services

Implement and administer a messaging and collaboration service in a network infrastructure and apply service management processes to comply with organisational requirements.

563.683 Change and Project Management in IT

Students will able to work in a diverse project team to achieve project outcomes based on an IT client project brief, and critically self-reflect on their personal and team performance.

565.689 Advanced Server Services

Demonstrate an understanding of the data storage options and implement a server-based infrastructure with advanced features and data storage to support organisational requirements.

565.690 Network Infrastructure

Implement and administer a network infrastructure with associated services and protocols to meet organisational requirements.

565.691 Directory Services

Plan, implement and manage a directory service with the protocols, supporting services, and replication mechanisms to meet organizational requirements.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

  • New Zealand Bachelor of Digital Technologies (Level 7) (Majors in Networking, Software and Web Development, and Data Analytics)

Offered by

School of Digital Technologies

*Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at  educationcentral.co.nz

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Key information for students

New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. General Open entry for Domestic students International students: English Language Entry Requirements For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-internationalstudents/
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 1 Year
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,352 $6,352
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$9,384 $9,384
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$15,736 $15,736
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. N/A
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $39,811
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $31,085 - $46,897
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 57%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 29%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 9%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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