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. 

This course covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, as well as basic networking, installing and configuring Windows Server, administering Windows Server 2012 and configuring advanced Windows Server services.

You’ll learn network architecture, structure, functions, components and models, before progressing to routing and switching essentials for small networks, then on to scaling networks for more complex enrolments.

You will also develop the workforce skills you’ll need to take your first career steps in the IT industry.


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.


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


Term start:

1 Sept 2017*

Qualification level:

NZQF level 5  


45 weeks


Helpdesk Representative
Technical Support
Service Technician
IT Support Administrator
Network Technician


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

Why choose AMES?

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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