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Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115)

Course summary

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.

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Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - International
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Information Technology and Digital Media
Skill Area
  • - Information Technology
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: information systems office manager; office systems administrator; IT office manager; IT systems administrator; systems manager.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 20 units, consisting of:
4 core units and 16 elective units.
Core Units
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
Elective Units
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
ICTDBS502 Design a Database
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK511 Manage network security
ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT Projects
ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools
ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications
ICTPRG524 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-orientated language skills
ICTSAD501 Model data objects
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages
Study Sequence

Enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order:

  1. BSBSUS501, BSBWHS501, ICTICT509, ICTICT511 and ICTSAD501. 
  2. ICTDBS502, ICTNWK516, ICTNWK511, ICTNWK505 and ICTNWK525.
  3. ICTPMG501, ICTPRG502, ICTPRG503, ICTPRG524 and ICTPRG527.
  4. ICTICT514, ICTWEB501, ICTWEB502, BSBDIV501 and ICTICT418.

For part-time study, the 4 groups will be completed over 2 years. 

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Intakes

Online

Timing
Various course intakes are available which are specific to each study load.

Duration and dates
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time


Summary

Full-time course intakes are available in February, March, June and July only.
Part-time course intakes are available in February, March, April, May, June and July. 

This course is available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week, per unit available for study. 


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

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