Course Detail

  • Course Number: 112330
  • Title: Diploma in Computer Systems Support (Advanced)
  • Level: 07
  • Course length:  38 weeks or 44 weeks including holidays Class Timetable – Weekday classes
  • Class Days: 3 days delivery per week  


The course aims to provide high level computer support knowledge and skills, with a specialisation in computer networking, to industry recognized standards. Students will learn a blend of specific skills and theoratical knowledge


The first year is based on National Diploma in Computing (Level 5) [Ref: 0302]. The second year is devoted to industry and professional specific instruction including industry standard testing (CompTIA, Microsoft certification).

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years & over.
  • International students who do not have English as a first language must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 or TOEFL 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE) or equivalent.

Students wishing to enter level 7 directly must show ONE of:

  • Hold a National Diploma in Computing (level 5)
  • COMPTIA Certification (A+, Network+) certification
  • Microsoft certification (Desktop fundamentals, 70-687 OR 70-688 OR 70-697)
  • Previous educational experience at Level 7 in computer-related industry.

Course Advantage

Within one year of study (short period)

  • Get a degree level certification
  • One year job search visa
  • NZQA approved & accredited course
  • Internationally recognized qualification
  • Prosperous career future in IT Industry
  • Pathway to study higher level programs & Industry certifications
  • Students are entitled to work 20 hours per week while studying

Course Structure

To be awarded Diploma in Computer Systems Support (Advanced) Level 7 students must be credited with a minimum of 120 credits.

The course comprises the following modules:

  • Introduction to Network Infrastructure
  • Muti-user directory services
  • System security & administration
  • Administer WAN environment
  • Administer LAN environment
  • Disaster Recovery of Networks

Student Outcomes

The graduates of the Diploma in Computer System Support will:

  • Be trained as computer network professional
  • Install and configure multi-user operating systems
  • Design, configure & administer domain-based networks
  • Troubleshoot multi-user operating systems
  • Gain knowledge in computer network security
  • Administer WAN environment

Career Opportunity

Graduates with Diploma in Computer Support (advanced) - Level 7 prepares them as

  • Network Administrator
  • Infrastucture Support personnel
  • System Administrator
  • IT- related business professional

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