New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6)

More and more businesses are adopting networked tech solutions (eg cloud-based, Internet of Things) to produce significant efficiency gains. However, with these gains comes a greater exposure to risks around the confidentiality of business data and intelligence. As a result, cyber security professionals are increasingly in demand.

The New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity is one of the leading programmes of its kind in the country. It covers topics such as infrastructure, the basics of cybersecurity, methodology specifics, tools, technologies (such as cryptography), technical cybersecurity management, governance and standards.

In addition, the course will develop your critical technical and analytical skills and enhance your attention to detail. You’ll learn via classroom tutorials, online discussions and a work-integrated learning project which may involve an industry placement.

The analytical, technical and people skills you’ll acquire on this course are likely to be increasingly in demand by businesses and organisations. Potential roles could vary from day-to-day support to cybersecurity analysis and advice. After gaining sufficient experience, you could potentially secure technical middle managerial positions, overseeing technical aspects of cybersecurity planning and implementation.

Credits gained from this course are recognised towards Ara’s Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies. Subject to credit recognition at other institutes, you could also study for a higher qualification elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas.

Gain the specialist IT skills needed to protect business data and intelligence.

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NZ$22,920 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Feb 2025

Start Month

Jan 2025

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • February 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time