New Zealand Diploma in Database Administration

New Zealand Skills and Education College

Subject area

Database Management


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Entry requirements

Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5) [Ref: 2597] or New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology (Technical Support) (Level 5) [Ref: 2956], or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency for the level at which they intend to study. Details of English language entry requirements are contained in the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 (Appendix 2). E.g. IELTS Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5 OR New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) Level 5 [Ref: 1884].

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who are able to create, implement and operate database systems.

The qualification is designed to prepare people for employment in an entry-level database administrator role in a range of organisational contexts, or to proceed to further study.

Graduates will be capable of configuring, maintaining, and monitoring performance of databases with skills that will be internationally relevant. They will also be able to operate within the applicable professional standards, independently within a small business and as part of a team in a larger organisation.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having IT professionals who are qualified in the administration of database systems, in all sectors of the economy and society.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Information Systems at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

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J H Mitchell Takitimu Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Wairoa College - The Executive Officer


$800 minimum value per year. (May be split among more than one person.)

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Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Scholarship

Provided by:

Gisborne District Council - PA to Mayor




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

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