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Diploma in Networking

Level 6

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Start date
Auckland CBD
Auckland CBD
1 academic year
Study option
Full time study only.
Domestic: $8,500
International: $18,000*
*For international students who intend to study for two years, please make direct contact for tuition fee details as they may vary from those shown against single year programmes. Email
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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.

IT Project
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.

Cloud Computing
Knowledge and the best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments. Issues specific to the deployment of cloud technology are examined.

Network Security
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.

Entry requirements

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.

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Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities in a range of IT Support roles:

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."

Jane Rattanachai

Information Technology Graduate