Diploma in Computing Level 6 is recognised and approved by the New Zealand Qualiﬁcations Authority and gives students advanced standing into the global IT workforce or a degree level programme in New Zealand.
Covering an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of computer hardware, software development, networks and IT helpdesk operations. Students gain hands-on skills to develop software systems and network maintenance for a rewarding career in network and database development and administration.
Module A: (Duration: 1 trimester)
Students will gain an understanding of database design and development and hands-on skills in administering and managing a multi-user database system. In this trimester, students will also learn the principles of project planning and control.
Module B: (Duration: 1 trimester)
During this trimester, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles of network administration and security. They will also gain practical skills in installing and administering an organization-wide computer network.
Students may start their course with either Module A or Module B, depending on which is being offered that Trimester.
Module C: (Duration: 1 trimester)
Students are required to do a networking project in their final trimester, applying the knowledge and skills gained in the first two trimesters of the course. Generally, students will be put onto an on-campus academic project. Students who meet the following criteria will be assigned an industry-based project:
- Overall C1 grades in the first two trimesters.
- Completed MCSE or CCNA certification.
- 80% and above in the Aptitude test
MCSE and MCDBA certification from Microsoft (additional exam fee applies for certification exams)
- At least 18 years of age (international students).
- Successful completion of National Diploma in Computing Level 5; or international equivalent; and/or appropriate related work experience.
- International students require IELTS level 5.5 (Academic). At least 18 years of age.
On successful completion of this qualification the student is prepared for the following career opportunities in the IT industry:
- Network Administrator
- Database Administrator
- Technical support (hardware, networking and software).
- Project manager
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Course fees apply. If eligible, NZ students can apply for Studylink Student loan and allowance to assist while studying.
Course fees are separate for Level 5 and Level 6. However if this is your 2nd year of FutureCOL study you may be eligible for a L6 fee scholarship if progressing on from Level 5.
Studying at Level 6 opens up even more opportunity for a rewarding career in network and database development and administration. This advances skills to enable students to administer and maintain network systems. Great platform when combined with the Level 5 computer hardware/ software.
On successful completion of this qualiﬁcation the student is prepared for the following career opportunities in the IT industry:
- Network administrator
- Database administrator
- Technical support (hardware, networking and software)
- Project manager
This is a NZ nationally and internationally recognised NZQA qualifications.
- National Diploma in Computing Level 6 (Year 2)
One academic year– 40 weeks study duration