Information Technology Practitioner

Designed for practitioners to update specialist skills. Add to your IT expertise. Investigate and solve problems using knowledge from your area of specialisation. Server administration. Network administration. IT security.

What you will learn

  • Monitor server performance
  • Implement server storage solutions
  • Monitor and maintain networks
  • Configure a network infrastructure to support business operations
  • Manage switching and routing environments
  • Provide secure solutions for access and use of devices, servers, networks
  • Complete risk analysis and disaster recovery
  • Develop effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills
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Career options

  • Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Security Consultant

Upcoming start dates

  • 5 March 2018

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • Significant practical IT work experience
  • Diploma in IT (Level 5) or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in your specialised IT area


If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.


  • Significant practical IT work experience
  • Diploma in IT (Level 5) or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in your specialised IT area

International students – minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

What it will cost


  • Fee to be confirmed
  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details


This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?


Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.


Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Offered by:
School of Business and Information Technology
Offered by:
Te Kete Hangarau o te Pākihi me te Aronui
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Practitioner) (Level 6) (with strands in Server Administration, Network Administration, and Information Technology Security)
Programme code: