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ICT50220 | 107313E

Diploma of Information Technology

Advanced Networking and System Administration

Advance your IT career with this high-level course and learn specialist skills in networking, system administration and virtualisation.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Ipswich Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus TAFE at School International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$12,040
Subsidised
$12,980
Full Fee
$16,140
TAFE at School Full Fee
$3,240
International
$17,200
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Course overview

Advance your IT career with this high-level course and learn specialist skills in networking,  system administration and virtualisation.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future job growth predicted for computer network professionals. This large occupation is expected to create around 17,000 job openings over the next five years.

In this specialisation you will learn how to install and manage complex IT networks, configure and manage virtual computing environments, and manage network security. You will also develop the skills required to install an enterprise virtual computing environment. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of roles in the IT industry such network administrator, web developer, or computer programmer. It will also give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in your field.

What can I do?

  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Network Administrator

Course outcome:

ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology – Advanced Networking and System Administration

Innovative teaching staff

Our courses are delivered by passionate industry experts with years of experience in the IT sector. Our teachers understand the technical aspect of the job and are ahead of the game in innovation and development, preparing you for the next big thing in the industry.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBCRT512
    Originate and develop concepts
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBCRT512
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Originate and develop concepts

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXCS402
    Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXCS402
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXTW401
    Lead and facilitate a team
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXTW401
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lead and facilitate a team

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT517
    Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT517
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) products and systems match the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT532
    Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT532
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTSAS527
    Manage client problems
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTSAS527
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise and support clients to manage and resolve problems in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage client problems

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $12,040
  • Subsidised: $12,980
  • Full fee: $16,140
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $17,200
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Prior Information Technology experience or technical background is required for direct entry into ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology and will be assessed at application stage.

Domestic students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic students:

  • School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies.
  • If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International; and
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

 

Resources required

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to bring to each lesson a  USB or portable SSD (minimum 1TB) or your own laptop (minimum 8MB of RAM, i7 processor or equivalent, 1TB SSD), and personal stationery. 

Placement

There are no formal vocational placement requirements for this qualification. However, we encourage you to consider volunteering or completing work experience to develop your practical skills, engage with the industry, and increase future employment opportunities.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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