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  • ICT50315

Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration

At a glance

At a glance

Accelerate your career in IT with this advanced-level qualification. This course is suitable for people who already have mid-level skills in IT and will equip you with the specialised knowledge to provide high-level IT support to organisations.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Internet/Intranet Administrator
  • Assistant IT Manager
  • Internet/Intranet Systems Administrator
  • Assistant System Manager
  • Systems Administrator
COURSE OUTCOME

ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration

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Course overview

Course overview

Accelerate your career in IT with this advanced-level qualification. This course is suitable for people who already have mid-level skills in IT and will equip you with the specialised knowledge to provide high-level IT support to organisations. There are strong job opportunities in this area with the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector experiencing steady growth.

This qualification will ensure you have the knowledge and skills required to deliver strategic solutions to complicated IT requests. You will also become competent in administering a variety of networked computer system solutions. This course has a strong information technology base of core units with elective units in virtual computing environments, and network design and construction. Our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced industry leaders will be there to support and guide you throughout your studies.

On completion of this course, you will be ready to gain employment in a variety of IT roles including systems administrator, and assistant IT manager.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
BSBSUS501
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
ICTICT418
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT509
Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTNWK513
Manage system security
ICTSAS406
Implement and hand over system components
ICTSAS502
Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTSAS505
Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTSAS512
Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
ICTSAS515
Manage the testing process
ICTTEN516
Produce technical solutions from business specifications

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
North and Far North Queensland
ICTNWK504
Design and implement an integrated server solution
ICTNWK505
Design, build and test a network server
ICTICT511
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTNWK529
Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTSUS501
Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
ICTTEN611
Produce an ICT network architecture design
ICTTEN513
Install, configure and test local area network switch Cairns Only
ICTNWK507
Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Cairns Only
ICTNWK508
Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches Cairns Only
ICTNWK502
Implement secure encryption technologies Townsville Only
ICTNWK501
Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions Townsville Only
ICTNWK527
Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment Townsville Only
Sunshine Coast
ICTICT511
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTICT515
Verify client business requirements
ICTNWK504
Design and implement an integrated server solution
ICTNWK505
Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK525
Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK527
Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK535
Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTSAS503
Perform systems tests
ICTSUS501
Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
Darling Downs and South West
ICTICT511
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTSAD506
Produce a feasibility report
ICTNWK505
Design, build and test a network server
ICTSAS518
Install and upgrade operating systems
ICTSUS501
Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
ICTNWK525
Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK527
Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK534
Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments
ICTNWK535
Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Vocational 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.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

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.

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland