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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Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $10,980.00 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $549.00 (2020)
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
ICTDBS502 Design a Database More Information Training.gov Details
ICTSAD501 Model data objects More Information Training.gov Details
Business Needs Analysis Cluster
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation More Information Training.gov Details
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements More Information Training.gov Details
Network Design Cluster
ICTNWK511 Manage network security More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network More Information Training.gov Details
Server Design Cluster
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server More Information Training.gov Details
IT Project Management Cluster
ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects More Information Training.gov Details
Professional Practice within IT (Units)
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability More Information Training.gov Details
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment More Information Training.gov Details
Object-Orientated Programming Cluster
ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPRG524 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills More Information Training.gov Details
Web Design Cluster
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website More Information Training.gov Details
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages 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?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

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
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

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 five months.


Units within clusters are best studied at the same time with the exception of the Professional Practice units.


January: 

  • Object-Orientated Programming Cluster (3 units)
  • Web Design Cluster (2 Units)
  • Professional Practice within IT (1 Units)

February:  

  • Database Design Cluster (2 units)
  • Business Needs Analysis Cluster (2 Units)
  • Professional Practice within IT (1 Units)

March: 

  • Network Design Cluster (2 Units)
  • Server Design Cluster (2 Units)
  • Professional Practice within IT (1 Units)

April: 

  • IT Project Management Cluster (3 Units) 
  • Professional Practice within IT (2 Units)

June: 

  • Object-Orientated Programming Cluster (3 Units)
  • Web Design Cluster (2 Units)
  • Professional Practice within IT (1 Units)

July: 

  • Database Design Cluster (2 Units)
  • Business Needs Analysis Cluster (2 Units) 
  • Professional Practice within IT (1 Units)

August: 

  • Network Design Cluster (2 Units)
  • Server Design Cluster (2 Units)
  • Professional Practice within IT (1 Units)

September: 

  • IT Project Management Cluster (3 Units)
  • Professional Practice within IT (2 Units)