Study IT systems administration

New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)

Programme highlights

­­Want to help get New Zealand moving again?

Graduates with the skills to secure Information Technology (IT) systems are critical to the economy. Make sure you have the right skills to advance your career in IT security.

Learn how to manage and secure databases and networks, and get the skills to find and fix problems.

When you graduate, you will be ready for a well-paid job in IT support or systems administration. You will also have the skills to quickly move into more advanced roles, such as senior system administrator or application support analyst.

Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5), or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

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Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Manukau

Level 6
Domestic fees

$7,100 (approx.)

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Programme code NZ2601
Duration

Full-time for 1 year (34 teaching weeks), part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 4 years.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time

Credits 120
International fees NZD$24,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)


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 will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

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Programme structure

You will need to complete the below eight courses (120 credits):

561.645 Professional practice in IT (15 credits)

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 (15 credits)

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

562.616 Automated system deployment (15 credits)

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

562.617 Messaging and services (15 credits)

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 (15 credits)

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 (15 credits)

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 (15 credits)

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

565.691 Directory services (15 credits)

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

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the digital technologies calendar.

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. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

Further training or study

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

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.)
$6,768 $6,768
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.)
$10,053 $10,053
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.)
$16,821 $16,821
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. 77%
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. N/A
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. N/A - N/A
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. N/A
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. N/A
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. N/A
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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