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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Database Administration (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Information Systems » Database Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who are able to create, implement and operate database systems.

The qualification is designed to prepare people for employment in an entry-level database administrator role in a range of organisational contexts, or to proceed to further study.

Graduates will be capable of configuring, maintaining, and monitoring performance of databases with skills that will be internationally relevant. They will also be able to operate within the applicable professional standards, independently within a small business and as part of a team in a larger organisation.

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

- Perform data modelling of complex business structures to document business data.
- Design and implement a database, and perform queries and reporting, to meet organisational requirements.
- Operate and administer database management systems in a range of application areas to meet organisational requirements.
- Perform monitoring and tuning of database systems to meet organisational service levels.
- Apply appropriate database administration techniques and organisational policies to ensure integrity of system and maintain continuity of service to meet organisational requirements.
- Analyse, select and implement business intelligence tools and methods to add value to an organisation.
- Apply broad knowledge of systems infrastructure to optimise database operations.
- Apply a range of technical and theoretical knowledge and skills to explore and analyse database administration issues or opportunities in an organisation.
- 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
The qualification may provide a pathway to further specialist computer science, software engineering or IS related degree qualifications. It may also equip learners to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level and area of specialty.

This qualification provides an education pathway from the:
* New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) [Ref: 2596] or
* New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5) [Ref: 2597]
Employment pathways
Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to work in entry-level database administrator roles such as management information systems (MIS) administrator, customer relationship management (CRM) administrator, or student management system administrator.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 in Information Systems (Level 5) [Ref: 2597] or New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology (Technical Support) (Level 5) [Ref: 2956], 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 New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) Level 5 [Ref: 1884].
Education Organisation New Zealand School of Education Limited
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2602
Status Current
Created May 2015
Next Review December 2019
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