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As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand’s economy, the DIPLOMA IN CLOUD MANAGEMENT is now free. For more information on the TTAF and how you can study for free, please call 08005297523.


The aim of the course is to produce graduates who are capable of implementing and supporting cloud and server computing environments. This course has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security content and provides students with the opportunity to specialise in several areas, including cloud, voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability. Graduates who have attained a Techtorium in Cloud Management in 7 Diploma will have sufficient Cloud and Server Integration skills to be employed in an entry-level role.


This course normally requires you to have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (ITTS) Level 5 and the New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration Level 6 to be eligible for this course. Previous work or study experience may be considered.

What is a Cloud Engineer?

Cloud Engineers have a willingness and the capability to learn. You are the kind of person who is excited about new technology and envisions the future of technology. You will have good interpersonal communication and listening skills with the ability to challenge ideas.

Level 7 Clpud Management Diploma
The Level 7 Diploma in Cloud Management is designed to help our learners in performing the functional roles around designing and implementing server infrastructure, configuring and deploying private cloud infrastructures and implementing advanced solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server. In addition, students are preparing for Project Management and Operational Management.
All prospective candidates are required to have completed the Level 6 NZ Diploma in System Administration or an equivalent Level 6 qualification.
  • Mature applicants will be considered for a position on the course based on their interest in a career change to computer engineering.
  • Equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency for the level at which they intend to study – IELTS Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
  • Age: Applicants must be 18 years or older.
Below is the outline of the course dates. These are subject to change:
  • Term 2 2021 - 3rd May 2021
  • Term 3 2021 - 26th July 2021
  • Term 4 2021 - 18th October 2021
Industry Pathways We have a team of Industry Pathways Managers whose primary role is to bridge the gap between our Diploma in Cloud Management and the IT industry.
    • System Engineer
    • Cloud Support Technician
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Technical Business Analyst
    • Messaging Engineers
This Level 7 Diploma Course is a highly specialized course that aims to qualify students in Cloud & Server Infrastructure.
Following this one-year diploma course you will be able to:
  • Implement Cybersecurity best Practice
  • Design, Install and Configure Private Cloud: Data protection, automation, management, and monitoring
  • Apply Private Cloud Service Management
  • Implement Architecture Principles and Network Design
  • Implement Network Discovery and Asset Management
  • Produce Enterprise level documentation
  • Implement Automation including Onboarding and Offboarding
  • Provision IaaS, PaaS, SaaS-based solutions
  • Provision Microsoft 365 Solutions including Azure AD
  • Design and Implement Enterprise Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange
  • Design and Implement Enterprise Collaboration Solutions with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Provision Public Cloud solutions that include Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services
  • Implement Software Defined Networks and Virtualisation Technologies
  • Provide Enterprise Deployment and Management Solutions with Microsoft System Centre
  • Provide Application Packaging and Deployment Solutions
  • Adapt and Apply Project Management Methodologies

Students who complete this Level 7 Diploma are prepared for careers as System Engineers, Cloud Support Technicians, Cloud Architects, Messaging Engineers, and other similar job roles. These roles fall under a number of different job titles, but the functional roles are involved in designing, implementing and supporting server infrastructures.
Learning Outcomes
The achievement of a Diploma in Cloud Management (Level 7) demonstrates that the holder has:
  •  Specialist knowledge to analyse and generate solutions to complex problems in the server, cloud storage, and messaging environments.
  • Analysed, adapted, and applied specialised processes to analyse IT Infrastructures and generate enterprise-wide solutions.
  • Advanced storage specialist knowledge to be applied in the design and implementation of storage solutions
  • Developed advanced skills and specialist knowledge of cloud and server environments.
  • Real-world experience in working with different teams on projects.
  • Acquired advanced design and implementation skills through real-life project scenarios.
  • Acquired strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to apply project management methodologies and practices.

Level: 7

Credits: 120

Duration: 1 Year (4 terms)

NZQA Approved: Yes

IT Pathway: Cloud Engineering

Study Options: Full-time

Next Intake: May 2021

Campus: Newmarket, Auckland

Domestic Pricing:

  • Fees Free*
  • FREE under TTAF (usually $10,000)

International Pricing:

  • International Students: $17,000.00
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