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ICT50415 – Diploma of Information Technology Networking
Course Details
icon-building RTO Number: 41143 icon-qrcode CRICOS Code089155A
icon-book Course Code: ICT50415 icon-file-text Certificate Type: AQF Qualification
icon-clock-o Duration: 52 weeks (including breaks)
4 Study Periods of 10 weeks each (excluding breaks)
icon-sitemap Study Mode: Face-to-face
Classes are scheduled for 20 hours/week during each study period except break periods
icon-flag-checkered Locations: Perth City icon-globe Language: English
Fees and Charges Course Intake Dates
About this course

In the ICT50415 – Diploma of Information Technology Networking students will be trained in the skills and knowledge needed to install and manage networks as an independent IT specialist or as part of a team. Students will learn how to install and administer Linux and Microsoft servers. The course also covers virtualisation and network security. Students will explore new technologies related to the cloud and Internet of Things.

Students will be provided with an access to CISCO Net Academy for an opportunity to prepare Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Course Structure/Units

To complete ICT50415 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking, a total of 16 units must be completed. Click here to view

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK532 Identify and resolve network problems
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK511 Manage network security
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT511 Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
  Additional Units *
ICTNWK405 Build a small wireless local area network *
ICTNWK408 Configure a desktop environment *
ICTSAS426 Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults *
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems *

Note: Course structure, units and content are subjected to change during the delivery period due to change in legislative requirements or due to NIT’s course review process.

* All students enrolled in ICT50415 – Diploma of Information Technology Networking are required to complete four additional units ICTNWK405, ICTNWK408, ICTSAS426 and ICTSAS518 in this course. These units are not required to attain ICT50415 – Diploma of Information Technology Networking qualification. NIT has included these units as these are necessary to make qualification suitable for students entering into this course without IT/Networking background as well as for students to be able to attain 120 credit points (1 year) advanced standing towards Box Hill Institute (BHI)’s Bachelor of Computer Systems course.

Career Prospects

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Network administrator
  • IT administrator
  • IT operations administrator
  • Network services administrator
  • Network support coordinator
  • Network operations analyst
  • Network security coordinator
Did you know?

  • We help you prepare for getting a job in the industry via our Help You Prepare for Employment (HYPE) Program
  • You may be eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning
  • You get one full year Australian Computer Society (ACS) student membership
  • This qualification is part of Nationally Recognised Training
  • You will also have an access to various software (including Microsoft Office 365) and learning materials via NIT Australia’s Cisco Academy, IBM Academic Partner, VMware Academy, Microsoft Imagine Academy and CompTIA academy.
  • You may have an opportunity to gain work experience via our Industry Internships Program

Pathway to Further Studies

NIT students graduating from ICT50415 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking will be able to seamlessly enter straight into 2nd year Bachelor of Computer Systems at Box Hill Institute (BHI) in its campus located in Melbourne, Victoria. With this diploma to degree pathway, students are able to attain two qualifications – Diploma from NIT and a Bachelor degree from BHI – in a shorter time frame and at an affordable fee. In addition, students will be qualified with a diploma after the first year which opens up work opportunities in ICT industry.

Alternatively, graduates with ICT50415 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking qualification may also be able to undertake a range of other advanced diploma qualification or an undergraduate degree at tertiary education providers.

To take these further pathways, students must meet the entry requirements of the program specified by an education provider.

International students will also require a valid student visa to enrol in any further qualifications.

* NIT Australia can provide assistance to its students in completing and submitting applications to pathway provider Box Hill Institute, but does not guarantee a place in the pathway program with Box Hill Institute (BHI). Admission to Box Hill Institute’s Bachelor of Computer Systems is solely at the discretion of Box Hill Institute.
BOX HILL Pathway

Entry Requirements

  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 12, equivalent or a higher qualification. Check Australian Year 12 equivalence here.
  • In some cases, NIT may accept you in this course if you have any other relevant qualifications and/or experience.


Additional requirements for International Students

  • Age: Applicant must be 18 years or above at the time of application.
  • English Language:
IELTS test score of 5.5 or above or equivalent.

Note: NIT also accepts Occupational English Test (OET) , TOEFL iBT, Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Academic, or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with the scores equivalent to IELTS scores. (Click here to see a table of equivalent scores.)
OR IELTS test score of 5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOS
OR IELTS test score of 4 or equivalent with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
OR Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or studies at the Certificate IV or higher level in an English language in Australia within last two years
OR Successful completion of at least five years’ study (including year 12 or equivalent) in one or more of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the Republic of Ireland, UK and USA.
OR Successful result in NIT’s English Language Proficiency Test. Only applicable for applicants from following countries: (See list here).


Note: During the assessment and verification of the application, NIT may request for additional evidence from the applicant or conduct an interview via Phone, Skype or Google Hangout with the applicant.

Learning and Assessment Methods

This course involves a number of learning and assessment methods. Typically, the learning methods may include Presentations and discussions, Demonstrations, Individual and group activities, Skills practice, Role plays, Case studies, Simulated scenarios and Research activities.

Assessment methods generally include Practical Observation of Tasks, Written or Oral Questioning, Case Studies, Role Plays, Reports, Research Projects, Presentations, etc.

Credit Transfer/ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer: You may be eligible for Credit Transfer if you are able to demonstrate that you have achieved competency in the same or equivalent unit/s in a Nationally Recognised Training from any Registered Training Organisation.

RPL: If you think that you have already gained the skills and experience for a unit or entire qualification, you can apply for RPL to get recognised as competent for parts or a whole nationally recognised qualification. Not everyone will get credited for their skills and knowledge. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a reasonable amount of experience in the area their course covers. To know more about our RPL process, contact us via email: admissions@nitaustralia.edu.au.

Before you apply

 

Before making an application to study at NIT Australia, you must read NIT Student Handbook, Fees and Refund Policy and Information for International Students.

Fees & Charges

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Check the Australian year 12 equivalence for your country from the table below. If your country is not listed here, please contact us via email at info@nitaustralia.edu.au or call 08 6161 8891

Country Year 12 Equivalent
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (minimum GPA 3.5 or 60% in HSC first division pass) or GCE A-Level (2 subject passes)
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary School Certificate or Middle Secondary School Certificate plus 2 year relevant vocational diploma
Brazil Certificado de Ensio Medio (after 2011) or Certificado de Ensio Medio plus 1 year Diploma/Higher qualification (pre 2011)
Chile Licencia de Educacion Media Tecnico-Profesional or Tecnico
China Senior Secondary Certificate / Senior Middle 3
Colombia Bachillerato
France Baccalaaureat
Germany Gymnasium
Hong Kong Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
India All Indian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate (Minimum 50%) or GCE A-Level (2 subject passes)
Indonesia Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion (ijazah/STTB SMA/STTB SMK/STTB MA)
Japan Kotogakko Shomeisho / Upper Secondary School Certificate
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with C+ grade average or above or GCE A level – 2 passes or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Malaysia STPM (2 subject passes) or GCE A- Levels (2 subject passes) or UEC (2B’s and 2C’s in academic)
Mauritius GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Myanmar Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) plus minimum completed 2 years at Professional College or Secondary Technical College or GCE A-Level (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Board Certificate (Grade 12) (Minimum 55%)
Nigeria Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations (5 subjects passes C grade average)
Pakistan Higher Secondary School (Intermediate) (D Grade Minimum) or Certificate Diploma (Polytechnic/Vocational)
Philippines High School Diploma/Certificate of Graduation/Certificate of Graduation + 2 Years University or 2 Years Community College or 2 Years Technician Training Institute
Singapore GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)
South Africa National Senior Certificate (Year 12) or A Level 2 Passes International or Baccalaureate Diploma
South Korea General/Academic Senior High School Certificate/Diploma (Kodung Hakkyo Choreupchang)
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE A-Level (3 passes) or British GCE A-Level (2 passes)
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma
Thailand Upper Secondary School (Matayom 6 or Certificate in Vocational School)
UK GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)
Vietnam Diploma of General Education or Vocational Education Graduation Diploma or Vocational Training Diploma
Zambia ECZ (Year 12) – 4 passes (credit or higher) or A Level (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Zimbabwe ZGCE A Level 2 passes or (1 A and 2 AS level passes) or International Baccalaureate Diploma
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Course Intake Dates

Year – 2018
January 15 Jan 2018
April 9 Apr 2018
July 2 Jul 2018
September 24 Sep 2018
Year – 2019
January 14 Jan 2019
April 8 Apr 2019
July 1 Jul 2019
September 23 Sep 2019
Year – 2020
January 13 Jan 2020
April 6 Apr 2020
July 29 Jun 2020
September 21 Sep 2020
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The English test must have been taken within two years before the application is made.

Acceptable test scores

English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS

IELTS

5.5

5

4.5

TOEFL (ibt)

46

35

32

CAE (Cambridge)

162

154

147

PTE-Academic

42

36

30

OET

A score of at least B for each test component of the OET

 

*The TOEFL paper based test will only be accepted in limited circumstances. To confirm whether your test can be accepted, you can email a copy to admissions@nitaustralia.edu.au to enquire.

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