ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering)
Course Details

icon-building RTO Number: 41143 icon-qrcode CRICOS Code: 105264C
icon-book Course Code: ICT60220 Location: Perth City
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

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About this course
In this course, you will be trained in the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design and administer Telecommunications and Information Technology IP networks as an independent specialist or as part of a team. You will learn how to install and administer network servers; design and manage IP based network/telecommunications equipment; develop project management plans for networking/telecommunications projects.

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

Course Structure/Units

To complete ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering), a total of 16 units must be completed.

Unit Code Unit Name
ICTSAD609 Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level
ICTNPL413 Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry
ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs
ICTNWK560 Determine best-fit topologies for wide area networks
ICTTEN817 Plan transmission networks
ICTPMG613 Manage ICT project planning
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
ICTPMG612 Manage ICT project initiation
ICTNWK612 Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks
ICTSAS517 Use network tools
ICTTEN615 Manage network traffic
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

Notes: 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:

  • Telecommunications Network administrator
  • Telecommunications Network Planner
  • Telecommunications Network Designer
  • Telecommunications Technical Officer
  • Telecommunications Technologist

Pathway to Further Studies

After achieving the ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering), candidates may undertake further related studies in VET at a Graduate Certificate levels or seek articulation into a relevant University program.

Entry Requirements
  • Age:
    • Domestic students must be 16 years or above at the time of application to study at NIT.
    • International students must be 18 years or above before commencement of study at NIT.
  • Academic
    • Successful completion of Diploma level qualification in Telecommunications or Information Technology areas or minimum 2 years of experience in a technical or management role in Telecommunications or Information Technology.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • 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; or
    • An alternative English language proficiency evidence that is acceptable by NIT Australia.

      Click here to check the English language proficiency tests and alternative English language proficiency evidence acceptable by NIT Australia.
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. Contact us to know more about our RPL process.

Before you apply

International Students

Before making an application to study at NIT Australia, you must read the information provided for International Students in NIT Student Handbook & Policies webpage and Resource Requirements for this course.

If you will be approved by NIT to commence training offshore (from your country), you will be required to participate in classes online using virtual classroom platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  In this case, you must ensure you have access to all the resources listed on the “Resource requirements for attending online/virtual training from offshore” webpage.

Domestic Students

Before making an application to study at NIT Australia, you must read the information provided for the Domestic Students in NIT Student Handbook & Policies webpage and Resource Requirements for this course.