Ready to step-up your networking skills and knowledge? This one-year course is perfect if you want to move into a more advanced network technician or support role.
You'll study current and emerging concepts as you gain skills in configuring, maintaining and monitoring networks. You'll also learn how to scale up a network, design an upgrade and integrate communication technologies into computer systems.
Research the latest technologies and then apply your skills and knowledge by building a system which solves a business problem.
Network security and understanding how to operate within professional standards are also important themes covered in the course. As well, you learn about the legal and ethical issues involved in network and database administration.
Smart, adaptable problem solvers with sound IT skills are always in high demand. If you're keen to further your studies in IT, check out our IT Study Pathways Diagram to see what your IT study journey can look like.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
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- IT technician
- service desk
- desktop support
- entry level network administrator
- network engineer
- network support roles
Topics you'll cover
- Routing and Switching
- Scaling Networks
- Connecting Networks
- Voice Networks
- Professional Practice
- Network Security
- Special Topic
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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
This course qualifies for free tuition fees under TTAF. (Course materials and equipment not included). There's no need to do anything extra - simply apply for the course and we'll take it from there.
There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; OR
Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.
You are recommended to:
- hold the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5), OR
- have equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available