Level 6 Systems Administration Diploma

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


For those that want to take their IT career to the next level, Techtorium offers the New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration Level 6. Graduates will be capable of carrying out systems administration and providing related advice and support using skills that will be internationally relevant. Gaining a New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration Level 6 will give you the skills to apply for entry-level roles such as Systems Administrator or Network and IT Security Consultant. The New Zealand Diploma Systems Administration Level 6 leads directly to the third year of studying towards a Techtorium Diploma in Cloud Management Level 7.


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

What is a Systems Administrator?

A systems administrator: plans the implementation of networks and associated server hardware; installs and supports operating systems; makes sure that storage, archiving and recovery procedures are functioning correctly. They can also train people to use the organisation’s computer infrastructure and organise external training programmes, particularly for new software.


A Systems Administrator tends to be an objective thinker who prioritises accuracy and results. They will likely pay attention to small details and take a systematic approach to solving problems.

For those who are serious about their IT career, we’ve designed the Level 6 Diploma in Systems Administration. These learners are among our best and can typically slide into any organisation, right away. Ideal for anyone wanting to become a Network Architect.
There are no mandatory prerequisites for this qualification; however, learners enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications:
  • New Zealand Diploma of Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)
  • 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 4 2021 - 18th October 2021
  • Term 1 2021 - 14th February 2021
Educational Pathways
This qualification provides a pathway to further specialisation through industry-specific training, for example, IT Security. At Techtorium, this qualification leads you to Level 7 Cloud Management. This qualification provides an education pathway from:
    • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)
Industry Pathways
We have a team of Industry Pathways Managers whose primary role is to bridge the gap between our New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology and the IT industry. For our Level 6 graduates, gaining employment as an entry-level engineer is paramount. We pride ourselves on having the best connections in the industry and being able to provide the industry with technically sound, hard-working, and certified graduates. Here are just a few of the roles you could gain:
    • Network Administrator
    • It Systems Engineer
    • Systems Administrator
    • Network and Systems Engineer
Following this one year New Zealand diploma course you will be able to:

  • Provision public cloud solutions that include Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services)
  • Provision Microsoft 365 Solutions including Azure AD
  • Implement cybersecurity best practice
  • Receive industry certification training on AZ-900, MS-900, DP-900, AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Use Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, Teams, and OneDrive
  • Manage systems using PowerShell
  • Implement networking technologies like Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) and Group Policy Management (GPM)
  • Install, upgrade, and migrate devices in a server-based network
  • Be introduced to service management with ITIL
  • Deploy storage solutions including legacy server-based storage pools as well as public cloud storage
  • Apply advanced virtualisation using technologies such as Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Implement high availability and failover in networked environments
  • Implement load balancing in networked environments
  • Monitor complex networks
  • Manage advanced domain-based environments
  • Apply systems administration practices and procedures in an enterprise environment.

Level: 6

Credits: 120

Duration: 1 Year (4 terms)

NZQA Approved: Yes

IT Pathway: Computer / Cloud Engineering

Study Options: Full-time

Next Intake: October 2021

Campus: Newmarket, Auckland

Domestic Pricing:

  • Fees Free*
  • FREE under TTAF (usually $9,425.00)

International Pricing:

  • International Students: $17,000.00
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