Course Overview

This qualification will suit individuals if they have a strong interest working as an IT professional in networking and cyber security fields. Training includes designing, building and testing networks, developing, implementing and evaluating systems and applications security, network security management, implementation of secure encryption technologies and more. This nationally-recognised course will prepare individuals for a career in networking and cyber security as demand for these skills are set to grow in the near future.

Course Structure
Learners must achieve a competent result in the twenty (20) units to obtain the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology qualification.

Unit code Unit name Core/Elective
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts Core
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices Core
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team Core
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation Core
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments Core
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems Core
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks Elective
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions Elective
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers Elective
ICTNWK546 Manage network security Elective
ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments Elective
ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTICT527 Develop and maintain blockchain solutions Elective
ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway Elective
ICTNWK537 Implement secure encryption technologies Elective
ICTNWK538 Install and maintain valid authentication processes Elective
ICTNWK544 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks Elective
ICTNWK545 Develop, implement and evaluate systems and applications security Elective
ICTNWK550 Design ICT system security controls Elective
ICTNWK556 Identify and resolve network problems Elective

Assessment method

Assessments will be conducted through a combination of questioning, case studies, reports, role-plays, and demonstrations.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer everyone the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at enrolment. Students may be granted credit or partial credit in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or prior training.


On completion of this course, learners may wish to enrol in further qualifications such as: ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology OR continue to further university programs.

Study Location

Level 8, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

Quick Facts

Course name: Diploma of Information Technology
National Code: ICT50220
CRICOS Course Code: 108220B
Duration: 78 weeks

  • 60 weeks study
  • 18 weeks break

Study mode: face to face, 20 hours per week
Fees: View course fees
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Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must have completed equivalent to Australian year 12
  • IELTS band 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) or equivalent

Career outcomes

  • IT Support Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Support Officer
  • Social Networking Manager
  • IT Solution Business Owner

Intake Dates

2023 2024 2025
Jan 23 22 20
Feb 27 26 24
Apr 17 15 14
May 22
Jun 03 02
Jul 10 08
Aug 28 12 25
Sep 30 29
Oct 02
Nov 13 04 17

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