Diploma in Networking Course Outline
Study our Levels 4 - 6 Technology programmes FEES FREE as part of the Government TTAF initiative, on top of this Whitecliffe will offer a 50% tuition fees scholarship to all applicants to enable them to complete up to two years fees-free* for all sub-degree (Level 4-6) programmes.
Our July intake is the last opportunity to take full advantage of studying for up to two years fees-free*.
This programme will prepare you to enter employment in roles such as a network professional in a service environment. You will be capable of configuring, maintaining, and monitoring networks, using internationally relevant skills and knowledge.
Diploma in Networking Programme Structure
The Level 6 NZ Diploma in Networking is a 120-credit programme, consisting of eight x 15 credit courses. A full-time student is expected to complete the programme in up to one year (36 weeks excluding study breaks).
- Apply advanced wireless and switching configuration and troubleshooting techniques to resolve switching and routing issues for organisational networks
- Apply routing configurations and troubleshooting techniques to implement and maintain networks
- Analyse the impact of convergence on network infrastructure and implement unified communications to maintain acceptable organisation service levels
- Apply specialised knowledge of networking protocols and technologies to configure, maintain, and monitor networks
- Analyse and implement advanced network security to protect and secure assets and to meet best practices and organisational requirements
- 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
This qualification offers training towards the following globally recognised vendor certifications:
- CCNA Routing and Switching
- CCNA Wireless
- CCNA Collaboration
- CCNA Security
- CompTIA Project+
Key Information for Students
Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)
The Level 6 Diploma in Networking is offered fees-free to all Domestic Students as part of the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF).
The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) is a Government initiative making all sub-degree vocational and apprenticeship programmes free for learners. It is targeted towards industry skill needs where demand from employers for these skills will continue to be strong or is expected to grow, during New Zealand's recovery period from the impacts of Covid-19.
The Government Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) is valid until 31st December 2022. Whitecliffe would like to offer a 50% tuition fees scholarship to all applicants to enable them to complete a full-year fees-free for all sub-degree (Level 4-6) programmes. Our July 2022 intake is the last opportunity to take full advantage of this scholarship.
To find out more, check out the FAQs on the Tertiary Education Commission website here.
Domestic Student Entry Requirements:
- Completed application form
- Minimum Age: Students must turn 17 within their first year of study at Whitecliffe
- You must have gained the Diploma in Information Technology - Technical Support or have equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience, being one of:
- Other appropriate NZQA Level 5 or higher qualification as determined by academic staff
- Appropriate work experience as determined by academic staff
- Other equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience as determined by academic staff
International Student Entry Requirements:
- Completed application form
- Passport Copy
- Minimum Age: Students must turn 18 within their first year of study at Whitecliffe
- Academic and work experience documentation - e.g. academic transcripts, employer referrals etc.
- IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent
- Statement of purpose
- Diploma in Information Technology - Technical Support or equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Requirements:
This programme has Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) requirements, we recommend you follow the specifications listed as these will support you to be successful in your studies.
Required IT Specifications:
- Have access to Windows computer/laptop/tablet.
Recommended IT Specifications:
Minimum Hardware requirements
- Mac - Intel processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later
- MacBook Air with M1 Chip
- Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later
- 8 GB RAM (Recommended 16 GB)
- 250 GB SSD or higher hard drive with 10GB free space minimum
- Wireless capability 802.11n dual-band
- Up-to-date antivirus software
Minimum Operating System
- Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later; LTSC versions are not supported (a must for IT Students)
- Apple macOS Mojave (version 10.14) or later
- Internet and data plan.
- Windows X or Windows S OS
- Tablets (except Windows Surface Pro or iPad Pro)
Dr Muhammad AzamHead of School, Information Technology
Muhammad is an experienced computer engineer and is currently working as the Program Director for Information Technology at Whitecliffe Technology.Continue reading
Dr Roman MitchProgramme Leader, School of Information Technology (Auckland)
Roman is an artist and full-stack developer with a long-standing involvement in the arts and culture sector in Aotearoa. His interdisciplinary research interests focus on the relationships between conceptual art and the computational from a Māori perspective. Roman holds a Doctorate in Fine Art from Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts and joins Whitecliffe looking to continue his contribution through enriching connections between creativity and tech.Continue reading
Dr Shahbaz Pervez ChatthaProgramme Leader, School of Information Technology (Christchurch)
Shahbaz is an expert ICT professional with specializing in Communication & Networks, SDN, 5G & Beyond Networks, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, IT Infrastructure planning, designing and management, Information security governance, policy design and implementation.Continue reading
Bilal IshfaqLecturer, School of Information Technology
Bilal is a computer scientist and a researcher committed to high quality teaching and implementation of state-of-the-art techniques in research activities.Continue reading
Dr Sarmad SoomroLecturer, School of Information Technology
Sarmad has a PhD in Computer Science specialisation in Human-Computer InteractionContinue reading
Seyed HosseiniLecturer, School of Information Technology
Seyed completed his Master of Information Technology from IIUM Malaysia in 2015 and PhD from Lincoln university New Zealand.Continue reading
Jun HanLecturer, School of Information Technology
Jun is a freelance web developer. Currently, she is working as an IT Instructor in the School of Information and Technology at Whitecliffe College.Continue reading
Bevan ThomasLecturer, School of Information Technology
Bevan holds a BA in Chinese at Massey University and a Diploma of Business Systems from Whitecliffe, formerly known as Computer Power Plus.Continue reading
Junaid HaseebLecturer, School of Information Technology
Junaid Haseeb is currently working as a Lecturer in School of Information Technology at Whitecliffe and a PhD scholar at School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.Continue reading
Rob NairnLecturer, School of Information Technology
Rob has been an IT professional for 20 years having managed and owned several IT and web development companies.Continue reading
Steven MaLecturer, School of Information Technology
Steven is a IT Lecturer who lectures our level 5, Level 6 and Level 7 (bachelor’s degree) software courses at Whitecliffe.Continue reading
Pinal ShahLecturer, School of Information Technology
Pinal has experience in web design, graphics design, mobile application development and game development. He has obtained his master’s in information technology and held the position of Lecturer in Whitecliffe since June 2021.Continue reading
George TongariroLecturer, School of Information Technology
George has been teaching Information Technology (IT) within the tertiary sector for the last 20 years, He has been working at Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Tai Poutini Polytechnic and now Whitecliffe.Continue reading
Where could this programme take you?
This qualification will prepare you to enter employment in roles such as a network professional in a service environment. You will be capable of configuring, maintaining, and monitoring networks, using internationally relevant skills and knowledge.
Jobs related to this programme
- Routing and Switching
- Connecting Networks
- Network Management
- Wireless Networking
- Unified Communications
- Network Security
- IT Management
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