NZ Diploma in Systems Administration
Level 6

Calling all aspiring systems administrators and desktop analysts. New Zealand needs you! Build your technical and specialist skills in IT support with this one-year diploma and gain an internationally relevant qualification that will fast track your career. Expert tutors, practical training, and great pathways to employment.


Learn everything you need to know about systems administration and become an invaluable member of any organisation. Learn to implement technologies for systems and network services, manage a directory service, and master automated system and applications software deployment. You’ll also develop data storage solutions, write scripts to automate standard system procedures and administer infrastructure for remote network access. Plus, you’ll fine tune your communication, information design, personal and interpersonal skills.

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal.

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Core papers

  • Network Services
  • Active Directory Services
  • Infrastructure Virtualisation
  • E-communications (project)
  • Applied Communications
  • Automated Systems Deployment

On successfully completing this programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Implement a range of technologies for systems and network services
  • Plan and implement automated system and application software deployment
  • Plan, implement and manage a directory service
  • Analyse a range of options and implement a solution
  • Implement a server-based virtualisation infrastructure
  • Administer infrastructure for remote network access
  • Manage and administer a messaging and collaboration service
  • Write scripts to automate standard system procedures
  • Apply IT service and change management processes and procedures

Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding, knowledge and skills in computer systems, application and system software and networks support and configuration in the New Zealand IT environment.  Graduates will:

  • Show the necessary knowledge and skills to develop basic computer applications and administer databases.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current user support standards, professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in New Zealand.

To enter this course, you will need to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) ; or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

Applicants will need to be 18 years or older to apply.

English language requirement

    provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Pearson Academic Test
    have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42
  • LanguageCert
    have a C1 Expert Test PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

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Level 6
120 Credits
1 academic year
Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch

Intake Dates

  • 17 Feb 2021
  • 17 Mar 2021
  • 19 May 2021
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 18 Aug 2021
  • 8 Sep 2021
  • 24 Nov 2021
  • 1 Dec 2021