Graduate Diploma of Networking & Technical Support

Programme details

Code TO0015
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-time, Part-time
Part-time study will take 3 years.
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
All of our full-time programmes qualify for student loans and allowances through StudyLink. Many part-time programmes also qualify. Apply online at or phone 0800 88 99 00. Apply early to help avoid enrolment and payment delays.

Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary, May, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)1 year
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Programme aim

This is a one‐year full‐time programme, designed to prepare you for employment as a networking, Information technology, or a technical support professional. This programme may also be studied on a part‐time basis for three years.

Develop an understanding of advanced networking techniques in relation to current technologies.

Course topics

  • Scaling Networks
  • Connecting Networks
  • Hardware Technology
  • Large Network Technologies
  • System Security
  • Advanced Database Administration
  • Project

Career opportunities

Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer, Desktop Support Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Specialist, ICT Systems Test Engineer, ICT Support and Test Engineers, ICT Customer Support Officer, Help Desk Support , ICT Support Engineer, Technical Specialist, ICT Security Specialist, Computer Network and Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Network Engineer

Award information

You must have successfully completed the required credits to be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Networking and Technical Support qualification.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Upon successful completion graduates will be able to:

  1. Research, evaluate and apply advanced methodologies and techniques in relation to networking technologies.
  2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking in the networking, Information technology and technical support fields.
  3. Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes within their professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate an enquiring, flexible, creative and critical attitude towards contemporary issues and underlying theoretical concepts as emerging networking, Information technology and technical support professionals.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of social and ethical issues and have the ability to function positively in a culturally diverse professional environment.

Entry criteria

  • an undergraduate degree; or a 2‐year level 7 or above diploma in a related discipline or equivalent; or a minimum 3 years’ equivalent relevant experience.
  • evidence of English language competency where English is not a first language.
  • evidence of ability to meet academic and any other requirements must be provided.

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