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NZ Diploma In Systems Administration (LEVEL 6)

Provides advanced training in managing and maintaining computer systems, preparing graduates


The programme aims to develop learners’ professional knowledge and technical skills in systems administration. The learners will be able to analyse organisational requirements to plan and implement a range of technologies for systems and network services.

The learners will be capable of planning, managing and implementing directory services, server-based virtualisation infrastructure, automated system and application software deployment techniques while applying IT service management and change management processes and procedures to comply with organisational requirements.

The learners will also demonstrate professionalism, and communication, information design, personal, interpersonal and project management skills to an IT related project to analyse and solve problems.

Upon completion, the graduates will be capable of carrying out systems administration and providing related advice and support, using skills that will be internationally relevant. They will also be able to operate within an organisation with appropriate professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team


One Academic Year (inclusive of holidays)

Entry Requirements

Learners enrolling to this programme must hold the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) and/or equivalent qualification and/or appropriate knowledge, skills and experience in the IT sector.

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 eight (8) papers:

  • Identity Management and Directory Services.
  • Server Virtualization Infrastructure Services.
  • Enterprise Storage Solution and IT services management.
  • Messaging Systems Administration.
  • Network Access and Security.
  • Application Virtualisation & Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
  • Professional Practices.
  • IT Project.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates are prepared for employment at an entry level in:

    Graduates with background can get into advanced roles:

    Income and Employment Prospects

    For ICT Architects and Administrators:

    Income and Employment Prospects<br />

    Educational Pathway

    This programme can lead to further study pathway;

    • Bachelors in IT from Griffith University – Australia
    • Industry specific training and certification
    • Degree level qualifications

    Program Brochure

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