Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Information Systems » Systems Analysis and Design
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have attained a range of professional and technical skills in a specialist area within Information Technology support. It will prepare people for employment as either a systems administrator or desktop analyst in a support environment, or to proceed to further study. This qualification builds on the common core of Level 6 skills, and generalist skills developed at Level 5, or equivalent relevant experience.

Graduates will be capable of carrying out systems administration, and providing related advice and support, using skills that will be internationally relevant. They will also be able to operate within an organisation with appropriate professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team.

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

- Implement a range of technologies for systems and network services to meet organisational requirements.
- Plan and implement automated system and application software deployment to support efficient organisational operations.
- Plan, implement, and manage a directory service to meet organisational requirements.
- Analyse a range of options and implement a solution to meet organisations data storage requirements.
- Implement a server-based virtualisation infrastructure to support organisational requirements.
- Analyse organisational requirements, implement a solution, and administer infrastructure for remote network access.
- Manage and administer a messaging and collaboration service to meet organisational requirements.
- Write scripts to automate standard system procedures.
- 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.

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 entry level roles such as IT technician, help desk, Tier 1 and 2 desktop support, systems administration, or in applications support.

Graduates also have the background to progress into more advanced roles such as senior system administrator or application support analyst roles.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 13 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2601
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review December 2019
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