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New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6)

STARTS: February 2022
Madras Street

Gain the specialist IT skills needed to protect business data and intelligence.

More and more businesses are adopting networked tech solutions (eg cloud-based, Internet of Things) to produce significant efficiency gains. However, with these gains comes a greater exposure to risks around the confidentiality of business data and intelligence. As a result, cyber security professionals are increasingly in demand.

The New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity is one of the leading programmes of its kind in the country. It covers topics such as infrastructure, the basics of cybersecurity, methodology specifics, tools, technologies (such as cryptography), technical cybersecurity management, governance and standards.

In addition, the course will develop your critical technical and analytical skills and enhance your attention to detail. You’ll learn via classroom tutorials, online discussions and a work-integrated learning project which may involve an industry placement.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students until 31 December 2022. Find out more >

Fees for 2021

Domestic Fee
$6,300 - $7,100 per year
International Fee
$21,880 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$6,407 - $7,221 per year
International Fee
$22,252 per year
International Insurance
$553 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)

  • OR one of the following:
  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)
  • You have completed the first year of an IT degree or have equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

Consent to Disclosure of Information:

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form.
  • The form will be sent by Ara to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of Department.
  • Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
  • Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

The analytical, technical and people skills you’ll acquire on this course are likely to be increasingly in demand by businesses and organisations. Potential roles could vary from day-to-day support to cybersecurity analysis and advice. After gaining sufficient experience, you could potentially secure technical middle managerial positions, overseeing technical aspects of cybersecurity planning and implementation.

Study pathways

Credits gained from this course are recognised towards Ara’s Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies. Subject to credit recognition at other institutes, you could also study for a higher qualification elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas.

New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Gain the specialist IT skills needed to protect business data and intelligence.

Information
Type Diploma
Code NZ3837
Next Starts February 2022
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 120
Level 6
Reference NZ3837-STRU

Fees for 2021

Domestic Fee
$6,300 - $7,100 per year
International Fee
$21,880 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$6,407 - $7,221 per year
International Fee
$22,252 per year
International Insurance
$553 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year
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Additional Entry Requirements

Consent to Disclosure of Information:

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form.
  • The form will be sent by Ara to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of Department.
  • Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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