ICT60615 – Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering
Course Details

icon-building RTO Number: 41143 icon-qrcode CRICOS Code: 099131D
icon-book Course Code: ICT60615 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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Training Delivery for Onshore Students: As restrictions have eased in Western Australia, NIT Australia has resumed face-to-face (on-campus) training delivery with appropriate physical distancing in place. Students who are enrolled at NIT and currently in Australia are required to attend face-to-face training at the NIT campus in Perth.

Training Delivery for Offshore International Students: International students who are enrolled with NIT but cannot travel to Perth, Western Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions can either choose to commence their studies online or defer their studies to the next available intake date. Refer to the detailed information on Online Offshore Delivery during COVID-19 webpage.

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 ICT60615 – Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering, a total of 10 units must be completed.

Unit Code Unit Name
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design
ICTNWK517 Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network
ICTTEN603 Undertake network traffic management
ICTOPN601 Manage optical ethernet transmission
ICTOPN603 Design a dense wavelength division multiplexing system
ICTNPL601 Plan the development and growth of the telecommunications network
ICTSUS601 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
ICTTEN610 Design and configure an IP-MPLS network with virtual private network tunnelling
ICTPMG610 Develop a project management plan
ICTPMG611 Prepare a detailed design brief

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 ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of 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

    • 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; and
    • Applicant must be 18 years or above before commencement of study at NIT; and
    • IELTS test score of 5.5 or above or equivalent. 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, 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
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
Click on Fees and Charges to know more about course fees and other charges applicable.