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Level 5 ITTS

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT (Level 5)

Our Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in IT Technical Support is our entry level Computer Engineering course. Whatever your background, we will teach you the basics needed for entry level IT jobs or further IT study. In this course, you will learn to:

 

  • Assemble, repair, and manage computer hardware and network devices.
  • Troubleshoot networks and configure routers, Wi-Fi, and firewalls.
  • Manage databases utilising SQL server.
  • Understand the basics of cybersecurity and modern desktop provisioning.
  • Dive into cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, covering tools such as SharePoint, Exchange, Teams, and OneDrive.

What is an Information Technology Technical Support Engineer?

An Information Technology Technical Support Engineer is responsible for assisting colleagues, clients, and customers with computer software and hardware issues while also ensuring that networks and websites are functioning correctly. Working in teams with other IT professionals like Systems Engineers, Network Analysts, and Database Administrators, they can progress to senior technical roles. IT technical support technicians are hands-on professionals who possess excellent communication skills and thrive in team environments.

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
I really like the environment, I really like the trainers. It’s a tight environment between students – you get to know each other on a personal level and everyone sort of knows everyone.
There are no mandatory prerequisites for this qualification. Learners enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.

  • NCEA Level 2 or 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)
  • Age: Applicants must be 17 years or more if domestic and 18 years or older if international.
Educational Pathways
This qualification provides a pathway to a Level 6 specialist IT qualification. This may include:
    • New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6) [Ref: 2600]
    • New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6) [Ref: 2601]
    • New Zealand Diploma in Database Administration (Level 6) [Ref: 2602]
    • New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems with strands in Business Analysis, User Experience, IT Project Management, Information Systems Innovation (Level 6) [Ref: 2603]
    • New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) [Ref: 2604]

Other intended pathways include undergraduate 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:
    • NCEA Level 2 or 3
    • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3) [Ref: 2592]
    • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (Level 4) [Ref: 2593]
    • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) [Ref: 2594]
    • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2595] Graduates of Ref: 2595 may be granted credit recognition toward this qualification.

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 5 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:
    • Computer Technician
    • Help Desk and Technical Support Officer
    • Network Engineer (Entry Level)
    • Applications Support Analyst (Entry Level)
During this one year New Zealand diploma course you will cover:

Term 1:
  • Select, install and configure IT Hardware and systems software to meet organisational requirements.
  • Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance.
  • Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional.
  • Use problem-solving and decision making techniques to provide innovative and timely Information Technology outcomes.

Term 2:
  • Apply a broad operational knowledge of networking, and associated services and technologies to meet typical organisational requirements.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve a range of common system problems using appropriate tools and procedures.
  • Demonstrate an operational knowledge and understanding of IT service management to meet typical organisational customer service requirements.

Term 3:
  • Configure and administer systems and applications to meet typical organisational IT support requirements.
  • Identify common issues related to IT Security and apply a range of solutions.
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge and understanding of IT service management to meet typical organisational customer service requirements.
  • Apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.

Term 4:
  • Apply a broad operational knowledge of database administration to meet typical organisational data storage and retrieval requirements.
  • Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
  • Apply the fundamentals of interaction design concepts and practice to enhance interface design.
  • Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications.

Course: New Zealand Diploma in IT Technical Support

Level: 5

Credits: 120

Duration: 1 Year

NZQA Approved: Yes

IT Pathway: Computer / Cloud Engineering

Study Options: Onsite, Fulltime

Student Loans & Allowance: Studylink

Campus: Newmarket, Auckland

Domestic Pricing:

  • $9,848.59

International Pricing:

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