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.
VET Student Loan Information
VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
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.
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.
|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|
Course Assessment Information
Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.
Duration and dates
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
Please check this page regularly for updates.
What else might I find useful?
Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student
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.