Version Effective: 1st of July, 2021
Version Effective: 1st of July, 2021

ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this course. The following are examples of the inherent requirements that are needed to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course:

  • Communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, written and technology): you will need to effectively communicate in English and produce written assessment in a coherent manner with correct grammar and punctuation
  • Cognitive abilities (knowledge and cognitive skills, literacy and numeracy): you will need to perform basic arithmetic
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) abilities: you will need to competently use a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, an Internet browser, an email client, and competently use productivity software such as Microsoft Office. Although some aspects of discipline software will be learnt as part of your course, you will need to be able to independently learn to use features of software
  • Sensory abilities (visual, auditory and tactile), strength and mobility (gross motor skills and fine motor skills): you will need to perceive fine detail on a computer screen and interact with a computer through devices such as a mouse, touchscreen or keyboard. Some units might require physical movement and installation of computer equipment such as small network routers and cables. You would be expected to either perform or supervise the movement and installation of small computer equipment.
  • Sustainable performances: you will need to be able to concentrate for at least 2 hours at a time
  • Interpersonal engagement: you will need to be able to work productively in a team, build rapport with future clients and admit mistakes
  • Ethical behaviour: you will need to demonstrate honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice
  • Behavioural stability: you will need to interact with people from a wide range of cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult situations
  • Legal compliance: you will need to comply with the policies and practices of the ICT business organisation in which you find employment

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

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 $12,000.00 (2021)
$12,720.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $9,380.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $8,380.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $600.00 (2021)
$636.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $469.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $419.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $304.00 (2021)
$322.30 (2022)
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

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 6 core units
  2. Complete 14 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.


  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Business Needs Analysis
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data More Information Training.gov Details
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts More Information Training.gov Details
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation More Information Training.gov Details
Complex Networking
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks More Information Training.gov Details
Professional Practice within IT
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team More Information Training.gov Details
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments More Information Training.gov Details
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems More Information Training.gov Details
Server Design
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers More Information Training.gov Details
Project Management
ICTICT525 Identify and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies More Information Training.gov Details
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects More Information Training.gov Details
Cyber Security
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices More Information Training.gov Details
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture More Information Training.gov Details
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan More Information Training.gov Details
Network Security
ICTNWK537 Implement secure encryption technologies More Information Training.gov Details
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK546 Manage network security More Information Training.gov Details
Virtual computing
ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments More Information Training.gov Details
ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects
ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
ICTNWK546 Manage network security
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTNWK537 Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
ICTICT525 Identify and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

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
Third Party Verification
Written/Electronic Assessment
Project
RPL
Other
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: 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

Units are organised into clusters of related units. There are usually two clusters available in each intake (enrolment period). Details of clusters available in the two remaining intakes this year (Jul & Aug) are provided below.

 

Mandatory Requirements

Windows 10 PC capable of running Virtualisation software : This course includes specialisations in Advanced Networking and in Cyber Security. Vocational training requires students to be able to demonstrate practical hands-on skills in these areas of specialisation. As part of learning and assessment you will need to setup Virtual servers using virtualisation software. We recommend Microsoft Hyper-V but you may alternatively be able to use Oracle VM Virtual Box on a suitable Desktop/Laptop. Do not enrol unless you have the required computing facilities.

Video Interview (5-10 minutes) : To maintain the integrity of assessment and protect your investment in doing this course, we will be using Video Interviews to verify the authenticity of the assessments you submit.  This will involve a short video interview where your instructor will ask you specific questions about one or more of your already submitted assessments.  Students who participate actively in the weekly Zoom sessions may not need to do the video interview.

 

Weekly Zoom Sessions

The primary study mode for this course is external online. However, we want to touch base with you on a weekly basis. The main way we will do this is through weekly Zoom sessions.  These sessions will incorporate some live teaching and the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered. All of these sessions will be recorded and made available in Moodle (CQU’s Learning Management System). The days and times of these sessions are shown in the table below.

 

Study Load

This course requires a considerable commitment to complete.

·    Full-time study (both clusters available in each intake):  30+ hours per week of study is required to complete all units successfully over a period of at least one year.

·    Part-time study (one cluster each intake):  Completing the course over 2 or more years (Part Time) will require 10-15 hours of study per week.

 

Start Month

Cluster One

Cluster Two

 

July 2021

  

Business Needs Analysis (3 units)

5 Jul – 19 Nov 2021

Network Security (3 units)

5 Jul – 19 Nov 2021

ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts

ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

ICTNWK537 Implement secure encryption technologies

ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

ICTNWK546 Manage network security

Zoom session: Friday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Zoom session: Wednesday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

August

2021

 

Server Design (2 units)

2 Aug – 17 Dec 2021

Project Management (2 units)

2 Aug – 17 Dec 2021

ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions

ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers

ICTICT525 Identify and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies

ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects

Zoom session: Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Zoom session: Friday  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm