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  • ICT50415 / ICT50315

Diploma of Information Technology Networking / Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration

Double award
At a glance

At a glance

Accelerate your career in information technology (IT) with this advanced-level double qualification. This pathway will equip you with the specialised knowledge to provide high-level IT support to organisations.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Systems Administrator
  • Assistant System Manager
  • Internet/Intranet Systems Administrator
  • Assistant IT Manager
  • Internet/Intranet Administrator
  • Network Administrator
COURSE OUTCOME
  • ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking
  • ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration
  • ICTSS00053 Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
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Course overview

Course overview

Accelerate your career in information technology (IT) with this advanced-level double qualification. This course is suitable for people who already have mid-level skills in IT and will equip you with the specialised knowledge to provide high-level IT support to organisations.

Reports into the future of the job market show that specialised knowledge in information technology will be in strong demand across a wide variety of employment settings. This course will give you the competitive edge you need to get ahead in the industry.

You will gain the knowledge and skills required to deliver strategic solutions to complicated IT requests, administer a variety of networked computer system solutions, produce ICT network architectural design, and monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments. Our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced industry leaders will be there to support and guide you throughout your studies.

On completion of this course, you will be ready to gain employment in a variety of IT roles including systems or networks administrator, or assistant IT manager. It will also give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBSUS501
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
ICTICT418
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT509
Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT511
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTNWK513
Manage system security
ICTNWK529
Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTSAS406
Implement and hand over system components
ICTSAS502
Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTSAS505
Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTSAS512
Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
ICTSAS515
Manage the testing process
ICTSUS501
Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
ICTTEN516
Produce technical solutions from business specifications
ICTTEN611
Produce an ICT network architecture design

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
ICTICT515
Verify client business requirements
ICTNWK502
Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTNWK504
Design and implement an integrated server solution
ICTNWK505
Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK503
Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK507
Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK508
Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK525
Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK527
Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK534
Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments
ICTNWK535
Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTSAD506
Produce a feasibility report
ICTSAS503
Perform systems tests
ICTSAS518
Install and upgrade operating systems
ICTTEN513
Install, configure and test local area network switch

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - 2 x $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Vocational placement

There are no formal vocational placement requirements for this qualification. However, we encourage you to consider volunteering or completing work experience to develop your practical skills, engage with the industry, and increase future employment opportunities.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland