Version Effective: 6th of January, 2020
Version Effective: 6th of January, 2020

ICT50118 - 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.


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


VET Student Loan Information

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For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us .


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $11,640.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit $582.00 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
Skill Area
  • Information Technology
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Person 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.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 16 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

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.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Database Design Cluster
ICTSAD501 Model data objects More Information Training.gov Details
ICTDBS502 Design a Database More Information Training.gov Details
Business Needs Analysis Cluster
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements More Information Training.gov Details
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation More Information Training.gov Details
Network Design Cluster
ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK511 Manage network security More Information Training.gov Details
Server Design Cluster
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment More Information Training.gov Details
IT Project Management Cluster
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools More Information Training.gov Details
ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies More Information Training.gov Details
Professional Practice within IT (Units)
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace More Information Training.gov Details
Object-Orientated Programming Cluster
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPRG524 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications More Information Training.gov Details
Web Design Cluster
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages More Information Training.gov Details
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course. Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Project
Practical Task
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Domestic 2020 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

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Enrolment Information

It has recently been announced that this course has been superseded by a new version of the qualification – ICT50220.

For this reason, it has been placed in Teach Out.  This means that continuing students who have nearly completed the qualification are being provided an opportunity to finish their remaining units before the end of 2021.

 

Students intending to study in 2021 need to first assess which of the following three situations apply to them:

 

?   Situation 1 - New students who are commencing the Diploma program for the first time in 2021.

      or

?   Situation 2 - Students who have previously completed some units from ICT50118 but do not have the time and/or desire to complete all 20 units from ICT50118 by October this year (2021).

      or

?   Situation 3 - Students who wish to and have the time and ability to complete all 20 units from ICT50118 by October this year.

Note: If you are unsure as to whether you are in Situation 2 or Situation 3, please contact one of your teachers – Niveditha Dopathi or Arjun Neupane.

 

Study Load

This course requires a considerable commitment to complete.

Each “Block” runs for 20 weeks from the intake date which is usually the first week of a month.

A “Cluster” is a group of related units which are best studied together.  Most clusters consist of 2 units but there are a few with either 3 or just one unit.  The lists below show which units form the clusters.

Keep in mind that these “blocks” overlap so you need to plan your study load carefully.

·      Full-time study (2 or 3 clusters each block):  30+ hours per week of study is required to complete these units successfully.

·      Part-time study (One cluster each block):  Completing this successfully will require 10-15 hours of study per week.


Situation 1 (New Students Only) – Choose from the following units according to your chosen study load as explained above. These units will all be transferred and count towards the new qualification which starts in July 2021.

Intake Period

Unit

Cluster

 

 

 

Feb 2021

Commencing 1 Feb 2021

ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network

ICTNWK511 Manage network security

Network design

ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server

ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment

Server design and build

 

 

 

Mar 2021

Commencing 1 Mar 2021

ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

Core units

 

 

 

Apr 2021

Commencing 5 Apr 2021

(Easter Monday)

ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies

ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects

ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools

Project management


Situation 2 (Continuing students who will transition to the new qualification) – Choose from the following units according to your chosen study load as explained above. Up to 14 units can be transferred and count towards the new qualification which starts in July 2021.
Note * : A maximum of 4 (four) of the following units can be included in the 14 units to transfer : ICTNWK516, ICTICT418, BSBDIV501, BSBWHS501 and BSBSUS501

 

Situation 3 (Continuing students able to complete all 20 units from ICT50118 by Oct 2021) – Choose from the following units according to those you still need to complete all 20 units for the existing qualification ICT50118.

Note: It is your responsibility to ensure that you can manage the load you take on and are confident you can comfortably complete all of the 20 units you need to complete ICT50118 by October this year.  If not, you should consider yourself to be in situation 2 and enrol accordingly.

 

 

Intake Period

Unit

Cluster

 

 

 

Jan 2021

Commencing 4 Jan 2021

ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG524 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications

ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications

Object oriented programming

ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website

ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages

Web design

ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment *

Professional practice

 

 

 

Feb 2021

Commencing 1 Feb 2021

ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network *

ICTNWK511 Manage network security

Network design

ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server

ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment

Server design and build

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace *

Professional practice

 

 

 

Mar 2021

Commencing 1 Mar 2021

ICTSAD501 Model data objects

ICTDBS502 Design a database

Database design

ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements

ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

Business needs analysis

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability *

Professional practice

 

 

 

Apr 2021

Commencing 5 Apr 2021

(Easter Monday)

ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies

ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects

ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools

Project management

BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace *

Professional practice

 

 

 

May 2021

Commencing 3 May 2021

ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG524 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications

ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications

Object oriented programming

ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website

ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages

Web design

 

 

 

Jun 2021

Commencing 7 Jun 2021

ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network *

ICTNWK511 Manage network security

Network design

ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server

ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment

Server design and build