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NZ Diploma In Network And Systems Administration Advanced (LEVEL 7)

Advance your career in network and systems administration


The programme has been developed for students who already have a foundation of Information technology and wish to acquire more specialised knowledge and skills related to networks, systems and cloud technology in accordance with IT industry requirements.

This programme will also benefit individuals who are employed in the IT industry and would like to gain further credentials that will support to advance their career in the field of systems, networks and cloud technology administration.

Graduates of this programme will be able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and specialised technical skills with depth in the field of systems and network administration by analysing and generating solutions to implement and maintain systems, networks and cloud based solutions to meet broadly defined organisational requirements.


One Academic Year (inclusive of holidays)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed a Level 6 or equivalent qualification in information technology or similar discipline; OR
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any information technology relevant field; OR
  • Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. Three or more year full time experience (relevant to ICT); OR
  • Candidates aged over 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have an equivalent knowledge and skills may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Head of the department or designated nominee.

English Language Requirements

Test Minimum Requirements
IELTS (Academic) Overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 5.5
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
Paper-based TOEFL Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
Cambridge English: ESOL B2 First or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
NZCEL Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) Overall band score of 50 with no individual band score less than 42
Trinity ICE ISE II with no less than distinction in any band
Language Cert C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill


The programme consists of two core and six elective papers of which students will need to select four to complete a qualification of 120 credits.

    Core Papers:

    • Project Management
    • Final Project

      Elective Papers:

      • Server Infrastructure Administration
      • Public and Private Cloud Technology
      • Messaging and Collaboration Systems
      • IT Services Management
      • Advanced Computer Networks
      • Network and system Security

      Career Opportunities

      Income and Employment Prospects

      For ICT Architects and Administrators:

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