Aspire2 International NZ Diploma in Systems Administration

2019 intake dates: 9 Jan, 20 Feb, 20 Mar, 22 May, 19 Jun, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 27 Nov, 4 Dec

This programme will equip you with technical knowledge and hands-on experience in system administration and skills in industry communication. You will be able to pursue a career in IT, or move on to further study.

Am I eligible?

This programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. It is recommended that students have a New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support Level 5; or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

English Language requirement

For international students: If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must:

provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5 

OR Pearson Academic Test
have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42 

OR LanguageCert
have a C1 Expert Test PASS with no less than a pass in each skill

The information is accurate as of December 2018

120 credits
1 Academic Year

Content & delivery

Delivered by: Aspire2 International Business & Technology

On successfully completing this programme, you will be able to:

  • Implement a range of technologies for systems and network services
  • Plan and implement automated system and application software deployment
  • Plan, implement and manage a directory service
  • Analyse a range of options and implement a solution
  • Implement a server-based virtualisation infrastructure
  • Administer infrastructure for remote network access
  • Manage and administer a messaging and collaboration service
  • Write scripts to automate standard system procedures
  • Apply IT service and change management processes and procedures

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal. 

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Core papers

  • Network Services
  • Active Directory Services
  • Infrastructure Virtualisation
  • E-communications (project)
  • Applied Communications
  • Automated Systems Deployment

On completion of this programme

Graduates will gain knowledge and the ability to manage computing hardware, networks and software, and support others who use them. 

Entry requirements

To enter this course, you will need: 

  • to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Information Technology Technical Support ( Level 5) ; or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

If you are coming from overseas, to enter this course you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • Have IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no band less than 5.5, or the equivalent level of English; or Pearson Test with overall score of more than 50; or pass our English Entry Test


First year fees (NZ Diploma in Systems Administration  Level 6):

  • Tuition - $17250
  • Resource - $1750
  • Registration - $250
  • Insurance (14 months) - $550
  • Bank fee - $50

Total 1st year - $19850

Second year fees (Diploma in Computing Level 7):

  • Tuition - $11000
  • Resource - $750
  • Insurance - $450

Total 2nd year - $12200

Total fees for two years - $32050

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Your pathway

Your potential career path after study

  • SystemsAdministrator / IT Service Desk
  • IT Developer / Programmer
  • Network Security Specialist/Security Analyst
  • Apps Development Manager/Network Designer
  • IT Operating Manager

Navdeep's story

"In my job as a Service Desk Analyst for Westpac, I give technical support to all our staff throughout New Zealand. This includes taking care of their daily desktop issues, network issues and any other IT related queries. I feel extremely comfortable and confident in the role, and that’s due to my time at Aspire2 ..."

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How to apply

  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Apply for visa

    Once your student visa is approved, we will arrange your accommodation (if you wish) and airport pick-up

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