Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Computer Science » Networks and Communications
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have attained IT knowledge and specialist professional and technical skills in networking. It will prepare people to enter employment in roles such as a network professional in a service environment, or to proceed to further study.

Graduates will be capable of configuring, maintaining and monitoring networks, using internationally relevant skills and knowledge.

Graduates will also be able to operate within the applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team, and may demonstrate self-management and some responsibility for the performance of others.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having IT Professionals who are qualified in the management of networks, in all sectors of the economy and society.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply advanced wireless and switching configuration and troubleshooting techniques to resolve switching and routing issues for organisational networks.
- Apply routing configurations and troubleshooting techniques to implement and maintain networks.
- Analyse the impact of convergence on network infrastructure, and implement unified communications to maintain acceptable organisation service levels.
- Apply specialised knowledge of networking protocols and technologies to configure, maintain and monitor networks.
- Analyse and implement advanced network security to protect and secure assets and to meet best practice and organisational requirements.
- Analyse networking performance scenarios and recommend remedial actions to maintain acceptable organisation service levels.
- Analyse and document requirements for routing, switching, and server infrastructure to support IT infrastructure planning.
- Apply IT service management and change management processes and procedures to comply with organisational requirements.
- Behave with integrity as a responsible Information Technology professional, to contribute positively to society.
- Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes in an organisational environment.
- Apply project management tools and techniques to an IT related project, to analyse and solve problems.
Education pathways
This qualification provides a pathway to further specialisation through industry specific training, for example, IT Security.

Other possible pathways include degree qualifications and this qualification may also equip learners to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level and area of specialty.

This qualification provides an education pathway from:
* New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) [Ref: 2596]
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as IT technician, service desk, desktop support, or entry level network administrator, network engineer, or network support roles.

Graduates also have the background to progress into more advanced roles including network engineer, manager or analyst.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) [Ref: 2596], or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency for the level at which they intend to study. Details of English language entry requirements are contained in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 (Appendix 2). E.g. IELTS Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5; or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) [Ref: 1884].
Education Organisation 8 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2600
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review December 2019
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