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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
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

A maximum of 1240 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

  • Distance
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
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
  1. BSBSUS501
  2. BSBWHS501
  3. ICTICT509
  4. ICTICT511
  5. ICTNWK505
  6. ICTNWK525
  7. ICTNWK511
  8. ICTNWK516
  9. ICTSAD501
  10. ICTDBS502
  11. ICTPRG502
  12. ICTPRG503
  13. ICTPRG524
  14. ICTPRG527
  15. ICTICT514
  16. ICTWEB501
  17. ICTWEB502
  18. ICTPMG501
  19. BSBDIV501
  20. ICTICT418

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.

Duration and dates
12 months

Twenty (20) units must be successfully completed - four (4) core units and sixteen (16) electives.


This course is available by Distance Education and course material will be available online. Distance Education students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This is a self-paced course so students will need well developed technology and literacy skills to read and follow text books, basic numeracy skills are also required.

VFH 1 (30 January - 23 June 2017) last date for enrolment is 28 February 2017

VFH 2 (6 March - 28 July 2017) last date for enrolment 4 April 2017

VFH 3 (10 April – 1 September 2017) last date for enrolment 9 May 2017

VFH 4 (15 May – 6 October 2017) last date for enrolment 13 June 2017

VFH 5 (10 July – 1 December 2017) last date for enrolment 8 August 2017

VFH 6 (14 August  2017– 5 January 2018) last date for enrolment 12 September 2017

VFH 7 (18 September 2017- 9 February 2018) last date for enrolment 31 October 2017

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

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Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your current skills and experience matter to us. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experience as well as formal and informal training. You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through our RPL centre. Please note that documentary evidence will be requested as well as other sources of evidence.