What student type are you?
Are you a New Zealand resident or international student? If you’re a New Zealander or citizen please use Domestic enrolment. If you live outside of New Zealand or are not a Resident or citizen or hold a visa to work and study in New Zealand, use International enrolment.
This programme is designed to develop in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of networking including planning, configuring, deploying, testing and maintaining networks on a variety of platforms; build on the core skills in the areas of communication, professional and ethical practice, problem solving and decision making in information technology context learnt in previous IT studies; develop the skills and knowledge needed to enter into the workforce in an entry level role in network administration or support; provide a pathway to further study or work in information technology, business or other industries.
What you can learn
Computer Network Applications
Knowledge and skills required to build a scalable switched and routed wide area network.
You will have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired throughout the programme in a formal context. This can be creating or implementing IT projects involving software, network design or projects for business clients in areas specific to this programme.
Network and System Administration
Gain insights into the issues, skills and strategies associated with providing core services over a network in a multi user environment. You will also learn about fine tuning of networked systems for optimum delivery in terms of security, cost and speed.
IT Project Management
Learn how to provide competencies of project management in an information technology context. Investigate proven practices, supporting tools and techniques, particularly with regard to planning, monitoring, estimating and implementing.
Knowledge and the best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments. Issues specific to the deployment of cloud technology are examined.
Address security technology and systems. The intrinsic relationship between security technologies, ethics, legal and regulatory requirements, forensics and fraud, business strategy, and risk management.
IT Infrastructure and Planning
Review advancements in data communications and networking supporting distributed systems incorporating components from current networking protocols and products. How to apply relevant theoretical models for the evaluation, selection and deployment of advanced network technologies providing specified services.
- Open entry to students with interview
- Preference will be given to students with qualifications in Information Technology Level 3/4 and above, and/or NCEA level 2/3 OR overseas high school certificate
- English Requirements (International students): IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) qualification or other NZQA approved criteria.
If you require assistance in gaining the correct English Language proficiency, please visit our sister school, Seafield School of English.
This programme requires students to have access to a laptop/desktop that can connect to the internet with a web browser and a required minimum screen size of 10 inches. For device specifications, please talk to your Course Advisor.
*Conditions apply - get in contact with us to discuss. For more information about Youth Guarantee and Fees-Free, click here
Employment opportunities in a range of IT Support roles:
- IT Technician
- Service Desk
- Network Administrator (Entry Level)
- System and Network Administrator (Entry Level)
- Help Desk Technical Support
What people say about us
"NZSE prepared me for my career as a ICT technician by providing me the basic technical knowledge that I needed to succeed. NZSE is a great place to learn and the student support is amazing."
Information Technology Graduate