information technology course

ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies.

Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.

Employment Opportunities
Possible job titles that are relevant to this qualification include: Information systems office manager, Office systems administrator, IT office manager, IT systems administrator, Systems manager

Learning Periods
Total Duration: 52 Weeks

This is a competency based course and assessment is undertaken. The assessments may be in a one-on- one environment, or through the completion of set tasks/projects for submission. It is also based on completion of assignments, practical tests and/or examinations for each subject. We work with you and assist you to demonstrate your competency.

After achieving ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology, students have a number of pathway options: ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security, BSB50215 Diploma of Business, or other Diploma level qualifications, An undergraduate degree at universities that are willing to accept your credentials and experience

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency. International students must be over eighteen years old and provide evidence to demonstrate both academic and English language entry requirements as follows:
Academic Requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent and/or above
English Language Requirements: as follows: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have completed units of study from nationally recognised courses can apply for Credit Transfer. Those who have existing knowledge from practical experience can apply for RPL. To check eligibility, please discuss with Australian Careers College prior to enrolment.

Learning Periods and Fees
40 teaching weeks + 12 weeks holiday
Total 52 weeks

AUD$ 15,000.00

Total number of units = 20

6 core units plus

14 elective units , of which:

at least 10 units must be selected from the elective units listed below

up to 4 units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any

currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course where the units are packaged in an

Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 4, 5 or 6 qualifications.

Volume of Learning: Diploma qualification: 1 – 2 years (1200 – 2400 hrs)
Units of Competency (Four terms – 1 year)

  Unit code and Name Unit type   Nominal Hours ACC Nominal Hours
TERM – 1
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts Core   30 40
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices Core   40 40
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation Core   50 60
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems Core   20 20
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement Elective (G-O General)   40 40
          200 Hours
TERM – 2
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team Core   50 40
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments Core   40 40
ICTICT525 Identify and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies Elective (G-O General)   60 50
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers Elective (G-A Networking)   50 50
ICTICT503 Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications Elective (G-O General)   20 20
          200 Hours
TERM – 3
ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments Elective (G-A Networking)   40 40
ICTICT435 Create technical documentation Elective (G-O General)   20 20
ICTICT518 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations Elective (G-O General)   20 20
ICTNWK541 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services Elective (G-O General)   90 90
ICTNWK552 Install and configure network access storage devices Elective (G-O General)   40 30
          200 Hours
TERM – 4
ICTNWK549 Design ICT security frameworks Elective (G-O General)   30 30
ICTNWK550 Design ICT system security controls Elective (G-O General)   30 30
ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites Elective (G-I Web dev)   60 60
ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages Elective (G-I Web dev)   40 30
ICTDBS503 Create a data warehouse Elective (G-H Database)   60 50
          200 Hours