ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)
Course Details

RTO Number: 41143 icon-qrcode CRICOS Code: 105263D
icon-book Course Code: ICT50220 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


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About this course
In the ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced 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 operating systems. Students will learn about installing and managing Microsoft servers using virtualisation technologies. The course also includes training on managing cybersecurity.

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 ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking), a total of 20 units must be completed.

Unit Codes and Unit Titles
Ethics in an ICT Environment:
1. ICTICT451 Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
2. ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICT Support and Customer Service:
3. ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Operating Systems:
4. ICTSAS445 Configure and troubleshoot operating system software
5. ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
6. ICTNWK427 Configure desktop environments
Technical Writing and Documentation:
7. ICTICT435 Create technical documentation
Computer Networking:
8. ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway
9. ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
10. ICTSAS517 Use network tools
ICT Strategy and Leadership:
11. BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
12. ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
13. BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
Cyber Security:
14. ICTNWK546 Manage network security
15. BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
Servers and Virtualisation:
16. ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
17. ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
18. ICTNWK434 Identify and implement industry standard virtualisation technologies
19. ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
20. ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions

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.

The training and assessment of the units in this course are delivered holistically that span over multiple study periods and for many units over the length of the full course. You will achieve competencies in each unit only when you have demonstrated satisfactory knowledge and skills in all the required assessment criteria linked to that unit.

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

Graduates with ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) qualification may also be able to undertake a range of other advanced diploma qualification or an undergraduate degree at tertiary education providers.

Higher Education Pathways and Articulations

NIT students graduating with ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) from NIT will be able to enter straight into the following Bachelor’s degree programs:

ECU Edith Cowan University Pathway Perth - NIT Australia

Up to 120 credits points towards

  • U67 Bachelor of Information Technology (CRICOS Code: 052093D)
  • Y89 Bachelor of Science – Cyber Security (CRICOS Code: 077146A)
  • U65 Bachelor of Computer Science (CRICOS Code: 052112F)
Murdoch University Pathway Perth - NIT Australia

Up to 24 points (equivalent to 1.0 year) credit towards

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (B1390) in:
    • Computer Science (CS)
    • Mobile and Web Application Development (MWAD)
    • Cyber Security and Forensics (CSF), Internetworking and Network Security (INS)
    • Games Software Design and Production (GSDP)
    • Games Technology (GT)
    • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AI&AS)
    • Business Information Systems (BIS)
SCU Southern Cross University Pathway Perth - NIT Australia

Up to 8 units (equivalent to 1.0 year) credit towards

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (CRICOS code: 086031D)

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.

Entry Requirements

    • Successful completion of Year 12, equivalent or a higher qualification. Refer to the Australian Year 12 equivalence table. NIT may also accept you in this course if you have any other relevant qualifications, certifications and/or experience; and
    • Applicant must be 18 years or above before commencement of study at NIT; and
    • Overall IELTS band score of 5.5, with no band score less than 5.0 (or an equivalent score in another English Language Proficiency Test acceptable by NIT Australia). Refer to the Table of equivalent scores for other acceptable tests and certificates.

Note: NIT’s English Language Proficiency Test is available to applicants from certain countries. Contact our admissions team to confirm whether you can take NIT’s English Language Proficiency Test.
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, Roleplays, 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. Contact us to know more about our RPL process.

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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