ICT50418 – Diploma of Information Technology Networking
Course Details

RTO Number: 41143 icon-qrcode CRICOS Code: 099939G
icon-book Course Code: ICT50418 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    Fees, Charges and Intake Dates

Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, NIT has temporarily changed the study mode for this course to blended mode (a combination of face-to-face (on-campus) classes and online (virtual) sessions) whilst following the WA Government’s COVID 19 WA Roadmap and until further notice. The number of face-to-face and online sessions are pre-determined based on the requirements of training delivery and assessments. For detailed information and FAQs please refer to the VET delivery during COVID -19 document.
About this course
In the ICT50418 – 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 the Internet of Things.

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

Course Structure/Units

To complete ICT50418 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking, a total of 16 units must be completed. Click here to view

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
ICTSAS517 Use network tools
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design

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

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 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 ICT50418 - 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 the ICT industry.

Alternatively, graduates with ICT50418 - 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 help 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.

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 4.5 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 the English language in Australia within the 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 certain countries. To confirm whether you can take NIT’s English Language Proficiency Test, you can email to to enquire.

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:

Before you apply
Before making an application to study at NIT Australia, you must read Information for International Students, NIT Student Handbook & Policies and Resource Requirements for this course.
Fees & Charges
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