become an it technician

Learn and apply the skills you need to start a career in the tech industry or pathway into further study for Cloud technology. Level up your skills, with hands-on guidance from our team of experienced lecturers.


  • Service technicians earn $43,000 - $60,000 per year!
  • Database administrators earn $71,000 - $97,000 per year (with Cloud technology qualifications).



Job prospects for ICT technicians are good. Continual increases in computer use means there is strong demand for ICT professionals. They may require certification in a specific technology or platform, usually from a recognised software or hardware company such as Microsoft, Cisco or Linux.



The tech industry is New Zealand’s third largest export earner, and the fastest growing sector!

"After the course was finished, AMES booked me a time to sit the exam exactly when I was ready, and I started getting interviews for relevant IT Support positions almost straight away. My current employer found me through AMES' Grad Platform"

-Scott Anderson / 2017 Graduate


Qualification level:

NZQF level 5  


15 weeks

Course fees:

$7,995 (NZ)

Includes text books/International exams

Start date*:

January 2018

Career opportunities:

Help-Desk Representative
Field Service Technician
IT Support Technician

*Start dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. AMES reserves the right to modify schedules to best accommodate the internal running of the institute and to best serve the student learning experience.

**Animation College, as the registered PTE, awards all of the qualifications that are offered by AMES - The Institute of IT.