New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)

Programme details

Translation Pōkairua o Aotearoa Kōtuinga (Pae 6)
Code NZ2600
Level 6
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $5,728* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, November
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tauranga
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

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

Become capable of configuring, maintaining and monitoring networks, using internationally relevant skills and knowledge.

This programme will also build skills required to operate within the applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team, and may demonstrate self-management and some responsibility for the performance of others.

Career opportunities

IT technician, service desk, desktop support, or entry level network administrator, network engineer, or network support roles.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Technical Skills

  • Apply advanced wireless and switching configuration and troubleshooting techniques to resolve switching and routing issues for organisational networks.
  • Apply routing configurations and troubleshooting techniques to implement and maintain networks.
  • Analyse the impact of convergence on network infrastructure and implement unified communications to maintain acceptable organisation service levels.
  • Apply specialised knowledge of networking protocols and technologies to configure, maintain and monitor networks.
  • Analyse and implement advanced network security to protect and secure assets and to meet best practice and organisational requirements.
  • Analyse networking performance scenarios and recommend remedial actions to maintain acceptable organisation service levels.
  • Analyse and document requirements for routing, switching and server infrastructure to support IT infrastructure planning.
  • Apply IT service management and change management processes and procedures to comply with organisational requirements.

Core Skills

  • Behave with integrity as a responsible Information Technology professional, to contribute positively to society.
  • Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes in an organisational environment.
  • Apply project management tools and techniques to an IT related project, to analyse and solve problems.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course code Course name Level Credits
COMP.6201 Routing and Switching 6 15
Offering: Semester 2, 2017 Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)
COMP.6202 Scaling Networks 6 15
Offering: Semester 2, 2017 Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)
COMP.6203 Connecting Networks 6 15
Offering: Semester 2, 2017 Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)
COMP.6204 Voice Networks 6 15
Offering: Semester 2, 2017 Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)
COMP.6205 Professional Practice 6 15
Offering: Semester 2, 2017 Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)
COMP.6206 Network Security 6 15
Offering: Semester 2, 2017 Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)
COMP.6207 Special Topic 6 15
Offering: Semester 2, 2017 Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)
COMP.6208 Project 1 6 15

Page last updated: 14 Nov 2017