CategoriesInformation Technology Department
The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand with graduates who have updated their knowledge and specialist skills to remain current in a specific area of ICT System Administration, Multimedia, Network & Security, in response to the changing needs and demands of the dynamic ICT environment.
Intakes: January, March, June, August, October
Graduates will be capable of applying current ICT Professional skills, knowledge and practice that will be internationally recognised. They will be able to operate with appropriate professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team.
Graduates will be able to:
- Evaluate networking performance, and implement a range of technologies for systems and network services; to recommend remedial actions to meet effective organisational requirements.
- Apply specialised knowledge of networking protocols and technologies to design, configure, and maintain the network infrastructure to support organisational operations, using updated network administration expertise, to meet typical organisational requirements.
- Identify common issues related to IT security and apply a range of solutions. Analyse and implement emerging IT security techniques to protect and secure assets and to meet best practice and organisational requirements.
- Research and evaluate stakeholder’s needs and expectations; apply the relevant skills and knowledge to recommend an effective solution to match stakeholder’s needs and expectations.
Possible Study Opportunities
A graduate of this programme will be able to undertake a postgraduate study at Level 8 or Level 9 in the related field.
Possible Career Opportunities
- Technology Planning and Development Officer
- Database and System Administrator
- System Manager
- System Engineer
- System Quality Assurance Administrator
- Network & Support Technician
- User Support
- Help Desk
- Network Engineer & Administrator
- Network Quality Manager
More employment pathways’ information is available from www.careers.govt.nz.
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While studying in the programme, students can work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Upon graduation, students will be eligible for a 12 month Post Study Work Visa.
To be admitted to the programme, you need to meet the following requirement:
- Have completed a Diploma (Level 5) in the related field of study; or equivalent;
- Have at least two years of relevant work experience at an information technology position.
International students whose English is not their first language must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to:
- An overall score of IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5; or
- An overall score of Pearson Test (Academic) 50; or
- Have successfully completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4).
*Strands subject to a sufficient number of students enrolled.