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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

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

There are no other 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, literarcy and numeracy): you will need to perfom basic arithmetic.
  • Information and Communcation Technology (ICT) abilities: you will need to competently use a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, an Internet browser, and email client, and competently use productivity software such as Microsoft Office. Althrough some aspects of discipline software willl 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 preceive 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 will be expected to either perfomr 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 difficulat 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.

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Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $12,720.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $9,380.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $8,380.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $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 $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.


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

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

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
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

Clusters are available for certain intakes (enrolment periods) as listed below.

 

Mandatory Requirements

Windows 10 or 11 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. You will need to setup Virtual servers 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 hence 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 the assessments you have already submitted.  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 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 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 but it is best to check each unit in Moodle in case these change through the year.

 

Study Load

This course requires a considerable commitment to complete.

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


 

 

Month

Cluster One

Cluster Two

 

 

 

January

2022

Complex Networking (2 units)

4 Jan – 20 May 2022

Virtual Computing (2 units)

4 Jan – 20 May 2022

 

ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks

ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations

ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

 

Zoom - Tuesday  5:30 - 6:30 pm

Zoom - Wednesday  5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

 

 

February

2022

Cyber Security (3 units)

7 Feb – 24 Jun 2022

Professional Practice within IT (3 units)

7 Feb – 24 Jun 2022

 

BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture

ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan

BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team

ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

ICTSAS527 Manage client problems

 

Zoom - Friday  1:00 - 2:00 pm

Zoom - Friday  5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

 

 

April

2022

Business Needs Analysis (3 units)

4 Apr – 19 Aug 2022

Network Security (3 units)

4 Apr – 19 Aug 2022

 

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 - Wednesday  1:30 - 2:30 pm

Zoom - Thursday  1:30 - 2:30 pm

 

 

 

May

2022

Server Design (2 units)

2 May – 16 Sep 2022

Project Management (2 units)

2 May – 16 Sep 2022

 

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 - Wednesday  5:30 - 6:30 pm

Zoom - Friday  9:30 - 10:30 am

 

 

 

July

2022


Virtual Computing (2 units)

4 Jul – 18 Nov 2022

 


ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

 


Zoom - Thursday  1:30 - 2:30 pm