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 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!




May 2018


NZQF level 5  


45 weeks


Helpdesk Representative
Technical Support
Service Technician
IT Support Administrator
Network Technician


AMES provides students with a gateway to the IT industry and jobs of the future. We support and inspire dynamic, team-orientated and technically talented graduates who will help to grow New Zealand’s global reputation as skilled innovators while propelling their own careers forward.

*Term 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.
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