Diploma in Networking


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Today, computer networks power everything from banking, shopping and social media to the government and  military. The Diploma of Networking is your first step to a career in this exciting and fast-moving industry.

Start with a grounding in network architecture, covering network structures, functions, components and models, then move on to routing and switching essentials and scaling networks for large, complex applications. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to set up a computer network, and configure and secure the devices which drive our connected world.

Disconnect from the desk

This is a practical course using real equipment, setting you up to jump straight into a job. Networking is about working with people as well as machines, so you’ll team up with other students for practical assessments that test your team-working and troubleshooting skills.

What you'll learn

Administering, Installing & Configuring Servers

Learn how to implement Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an enterprise environment and virtualized the existing server infrastructure into virtual machines. Using Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and PowerShell commands to deploy, manage and maintain the Windows Server infrastructure.

Advanced Networking

Learn core and advanced concepts of configuring Cisco routers and switches which dominates around 51% of market share and support the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. Also configure and manage different switches features such as VLAN, VTP, STP, EtherChannel, port security and routing protocols on the router such as EIGRP and OSPF.

Network Theory and Practice

Combined the theory learnt and create the LAN/WAN network using Cisco routers and switches by the Cisco IOS Command Line Interface. Explore the TCP/IP model and subnetting technology as well as WAN concepts of PPP, PPPoE, GRE tunnels and EBGP.

Specialisation Project

In a team, create proof of concept using the knowledge gained in earlier modules to complete a project, meeting the requirements of the brief, and create a technical report.

Network Security

Enables students to explore an area of specialisation in the area of networks and network administration.

What you should know


Microsoft Server 2016 and Packet Tracer, there will also be variations to the interface OS for certain networking equipment.


The specific hardware you will learn to use includes Cisco routers and switches.


Domestic students

$6,866.64 + $340 Student Services Levy

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

$20,500 + $2,000 course fee

Entry Requirements

Certificate in Information Technology and Client Support Level 5 or equivalent, or bachelor-level degree or equivalent, or industry experience, and an interview to determine competence.  

International students need to be at least 18 years old.

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 6.0.

Graduates may sit the following exam: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

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Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges. Yoobee Colleges is a Category 1 Provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.