Diploma in Networking

Be part of the change technology is making to our world.

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.

Study this programme without paying fees as part of the Government TTAF initiative.

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*.

Key dates

October 2022 Intake 10 • 10 • 22
February 2023 Intake 20 • 02 • 23

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Duration

36 weeks full-time in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch

Qualification

Diploma in Networking, 120 Credits

Costs

Domestic $7,317 + $150 Student Services Levy
International $18,000 + $150 Student Services Levy
Fees free applies
All 2022 fees are subject to change and regulatory approval

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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.

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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).

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Qualification Outcomes

  • 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
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Industry Certifications

This qualification offers training towards the following globally recognised vendor certifications:

  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Wireless
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Security
  • CompTIA Project+
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Key Information for Students

NZ Government key information link for students, that provides more information to support your decision making for this programme

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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.

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Admission Requirements

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
    OR 
  • MacBook Air with M1 Chip 
    OR 
  • 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) 
    OR     
  • Apple macOS Mojave (version 10.14) or later 
  • Internet and data plan.    

Not Supported:    

  • Chromebooks    
  • Windows X or Windows S OS    
  • Tablets (except Windows Surface Pro or iPad Pro) 
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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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