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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|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
There are no entry requirements for this course.
1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: information systems office manager; office systems administrator; IT office manager; IT systems administrator; systems manager.
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
It is suggested (not compulsory) to complete the four core units first and then progress through the Electives as listed in the Unit Sequence below.
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace||More Information|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability||More Information|
|ICTICT509||Gather data to identify business requirements||More Information|
|ICTICT511||Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise||More Information|
The Unit Sequence below is a suggested study sequence for this course. If you are able to commit to a full-time study load (30+ hours per week) you should aim to complete 5 units every 3 months. If you are NOT able to commit to 30+ hours of study per week you should consider studying no more than 3 units every 3 months.
|ICTSAD501||Model data objects||More Information|
|ICTNWK516||Determine best-fit topology for a local network||More Information|
|ICTDBS502||Design a Database||More Information|
|ICTNWK505||Design, build and test a network server||More Information|
|ICTNWK511||Manage network security||More Information|
|ICTNWK525||Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment||More Information|
|ICTPRG524||Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications||More Information|
|ICTPRG527||Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills||More Information|
|ICTPMG501||Manage ICT projects||More Information|
|ICTPRG502||Manage a project using software management tools||More Information|
|ICTPRG503||Debug and monitor applications||More Information|
|ICTWEB501||Build a dynamic website||More Information|
|ICTWEB502||Create dynamic web pages||More Information|
|ICTICT514||Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies||More Information|
|BSBDIV501||Manage diversity in the workplace||More Information|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment||More Information|
|1||BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplace|
|1||ICTICT509 - Gather data to identify business requirements|
|1||ICTICT511 - Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise|
|1||ICTSAD501 - Model data objects|
|1||BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|2||ICTNWK516 - Determine best-fit topology for a local network|
|2||ICTDBS502 - Design a Database|
|2||ICTNWK505 - Design, build and test a network server|
|2||ICTNWK511 - Manage network security|
|2||ICTNWK525 - Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|3||ICTPRG502 - Manage a project using software management tools|
|3||ICTPRG503 - Debug and monitor applications|
|3||ICTPRG524 - Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications|
|3||ICTPMG501 - Manage ICT projects|
|3||ICTPRG527 - Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills|
|4||ICTWEB501 - Build a dynamic website|
|4||ICTWEB502 - Create dynamic web pages|
|4||ICTICT514 - Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies|
|4||BSBDIV501 - Manage diversity in the workplace|
|4||ICTICT418 - Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
Student Study Load
This course requires a considerable commitment to complete.
Full-time study: 30+ hours per week of study is required to complete this course on a full-time basis over 12 months.
Part-time study: Completing the course over 2 years (Part Time) will require 10-15 hours of study per week.
Additional Resources and Textbooks
A number of units require the use of a Textbook. Some of these textbooks can be expensive if purchased new. It MAY be possible to borrow some from a library or find them second-hand. Electronic versions, if available are also a cheaper means of obtaining these books.