New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner (Network Administration) Level 6 New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner (Level 6) Network Administration

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New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Practitioner Level 6

CertificateFull time - 6 months, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$2,300 - $2,400


February, July





Course related costs



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch – Madras St


Add to your IT experience and become a specialist in network administration.

This programme builds on your existing IT skills and equips you with new skills and knowledge in the area of network administration. These include the ability to monitor and maintain networks according to organisational requirements using emerging and updated methods and techniques.

You'll also learn how to design, configure and implement a network infrastructure to support organisational operations using updated network administration expertise.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 40 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
Alternative requirements
  • An ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in the specialised area of the selected strand through practical work experience in a relevant field of IT or via relevant industry certifications.

    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.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This qualification enables you to be effective in roles requiring specialist network administration skills.

Study pathways

This qualification can provide a pathway to further computing qualifications including optional industry certifications in your area of specialty.

Recommended school subjects

English, Maths, Computing/ICT