ICT50115 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Details

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
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $9560 (2018)
$10340 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $517 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
Skill Area
  • Information Technology
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 16 elective units
Standard Course Structure

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Core

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
Elective
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

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
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


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

Various course intakes are available throughout the year.
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
September was the last intake for 2018.  The first intake for 2019 is expected to be on 7 January 2019.  

Course intakes will be available in January, February, April, June, July and August.  

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
More Details

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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.