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NZ Diploma in Systems Administration

Level 6

Get your diploma in just 30 weeks 
Free for NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents*
There has never been a better time to study, fees normally $10,500.

Build your technical and specialist skills in I.T. support with this one-year diploma, and gain an internationally relevant qualification that will fast track your career. You'll learn from expert tutors, receive practical training, and enjoy great pathways to employment.

*Eligibility criteria applies


Start date:

30th January, 2023

24th April, 2023

17th July, 2023

9th October, 2023


Tuition Fee - $9,100 

Course related cost - $1,400

Total fee = $10,500 

What You Will Learn

Learn everything you need to know about systems administration and become an invaluable member of any organisation.

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Level 6 Diploma

120 Credits

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30 Weeks

(34 incl holiday breaks)

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Auckland and Christchurch

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NZ Diploma in
Systems Administration (Level 6)

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You can still join us fees free in 2022!



Delivered by: Aspire2 Education in just 30 weeks.

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal.

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Core papers

  • Network Services

  • Active Directory Services

  • Infrastructure Virtualisation

  • E-communications (project)

  • Applied Communications

  • Automated Systems Deployment


On successfully completing this programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Implement a range of technologies for systems and network services

  • Plan and implement automated system and application software deployment

  • Plan, implement and manage a directory service

  • Analyse a range of options and implement a solution

  • Implement a server-based virtualisation infrastructure

  • Administer infrastructure for remote network access

  • Manage and administer a messaging and collaboration service

  • Write scripts to automate standard system procedures

  • Apply IT service and change management processes and procedures


Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding, knowledge and skills in computer systems, application and system software and networks support and configuration in the New Zealand IT environment. 

Entry Requirements

To enter this course, you will need to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) ; or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

Applicants will need to be 18 years or older to apply.

Applicants must be proficient in English.

Our courses are taught in English, so you need to be able to read and write well in English to understand the course content and requirements.

Free Training Eligibility: Students must be a New Zealand Citizen, Resident or Australian Citizen. 

Career Pathways

Successful graduates will be awarded the following qualification by New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
New Zealand Diploma In Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5), worth 120 credits.


What are you waiting for?

Spaces are limited, sign up to secure your spot on our next intake.

Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway to specialist level IT
qualifications. These may include:

  • New Zealand Diploma in IT Infrastructure (Level 6) with strands in Networking, and Systems Administration

  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 6) with strands in Business Analysis, User Experience, IT Project Management, Information Systems Innovation, and Data Analysis 

  • New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) 

Employment Pathways

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to
gain employment in 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.

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