New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Cloud and Virtualisation) (Level 6)

Learners will be equipped with the knowledge that will enable them to improve agility, performance, IT security, resiliency, performance and also enable them to generate value for organisations. This programme will allow learners to work in different environments (cloud and on-premise) under various models including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) or software as a service (SaaS). There will be an integration of 'soft skills' with the technical learning in the programme.

About the course

This course is available at AGI's Epsom campus. Please contact our team to understand the timings and days of classes.

Core papers include

DIS 601 Business Environments - Credit 20 

DSA 601 Server Administration and Virtualisation - Credit 15

DSA 602 Implementation of Storage Solutions - Credit 10 

DSA 603 Directory Services - Credit 12

DSA 604 System and Application Deployment - Credit 15

DSA 605 Implementing Server Based Virtualisation Infrastructure - Credit 10

DSA 606 Remote Network Access Solutions and System Procedure Automation - Credit 15 

DSA 607 Messaging and Collaboration Systems Administration - Credit 8 

DSA 608 Project and IT Service Management - Credit 15 

Entry Criteria

  • Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5), or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

  • When English is an applicant’s second language, they must have achieved IELTS score of 6 (average) with no band lower than 5.5 (or equivalent*).

    (Please note it is highly recommended that students contact the Domestic or International marketing coordinator for detailed information)

Qualifications you will gain

New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Cloud and Virtualisation)


For New Zealand Citizens and residents - $ 6,620

**Please note - A Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF)      of $500 is included in the total fee. 

For International students - $ 20,156


Please get in contact with our team for detailed information about the fee structure.

Intake Dates

February 2022

Educational Pathways

This qualification provides a pathway to further specialisation through industry-specific training, for example, IT Security.


Other possible pathways include undergraduate degree qualifications.


This qualification may also equip learners to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level and area of speciality.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as:

➢ Data Administrator

➢ Cloud Administration

➢ IT technician

➢ Network and System analyst

➢ Systems Administration roles

➢ Technical Support Analyst

➢ Helpdesk Analyst/Consultant

➢ Applications support consultant

➢ Technical Project Coordinator

➢ Server Administration

➢ Desktop support (Tier 1 and 2)