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.
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.
Full-time study load (30+ hours per week) aim to complete four to five units every three months.
Part-time study load (10-20 hours per week) recommended maximum of three units every three months.
Units within clusters are best studied at the same time with the exception of the Professional Practice units.
|Database Design Cluster|
|ICTSAD501||Model data objects||More Information|
|ICTDBS502||Design a Database||More Information|
|Business Needs Analysis Cluster|
|ICTICT509||Gather data to identify business requirements||More Information|
|ICTICT511||Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise||More Information|
|Network Design Cluster|
|ICTNWK516||Determine best-fit topology for a local network||More Information|
|ICTNWK511||Manage network security||More Information|
|Server Design Cluster|
|ICTNWK505||Design, build and test a network server||More Information|
|ICTNWK525||Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment||More Information|
|IT Project Management Cluster|
|ICTICT514||Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies||More Information|
|ICTPMG501||Manage ICT projects||More Information|
|ICTPRG502||Manage a project using software management tools||More Information|
|Professional Practice within IT (Units)|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment||More Information|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability||More Information|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace||More Information|
|BSBDIV501||Manage diversity in the workplace||More Information|
|Object-Orientated Programming Cluster|
|ICTPRG527||Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills||More Information|
|ICTPRG524||Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications||More Information|
|ICTPRG503||Debug and monitor applications||More Information|
|Web Design Cluster|
|ICTWEB502||Create dynamic web pages||More Information|
|ICTWEB501||Build a dynamic website||More Information|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|ICTSAD501||Model data objects|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTWEB502||Create dynamic web pages|
|ICTPRG503||Debug and monitor applications|
|ICTPRG524||Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications|
|ICTPRG527||Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills|
|BSBDIV501||Manage diversity in the workplace|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|ICTPRG502||Manage a project using software management tools|
|ICTDBS502||Design a Database|
|ICTPMG501||Manage ICT projects|
|ICTICT514||Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies|
|ICTNWK525||Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTNWK505||Design, build and test a network server|
|ICTNWK511||Manage network security|
|ICTNWK516||Determine best-fit topology for a local network|
|ICTICT511||Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise|
|ICTICT509||Gather data to identify business requirements|
|ICTWEB501||Build a dynamic website|
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.