New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6).xml New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)

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New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)
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Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$3400 - $3600per semester


July 2017





Course related costs



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

23 June for July start


Christchurch – Madras St


Gain the knowledge and skills required to specialise in networking.

This Level 6 programme covers a broad range of current applied knowledge and skills in networking. It incorporates Cisco (CCNA) courseware, including routing and switching, scaling networks and connecting networks, along with courses in network security, wireless local area networks and unified communication solutions. These provide core knowledge and skills expected of someone working as an IT professional.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills from industry-based work experience.

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note : Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










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Selection criteria

Applications are processed in the order they are received.

Next steps

Please complete an Admission and Enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you'll have the knowledge and skills required to gain employment as an entry-level network administrator or engineer, or work in a network support role. With experience, you can advance to more senior roles as a network engineer, manager or analyst.

Study pathways

The New Zealand Diploma in Networking leads on to Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies, and provides sufficient credits to reduce the length of the degree by a year. It can also provide a pathway to further specialisation through industry-specific training and help equip you to complete relevant industry certification.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Computing/ICT/Digital Technologies