ICT50220 – Diploma in IT

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

Skills Required

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks.
  • advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements.
  • back-end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data.
  • business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses.
  • cloud architecture: developing, improving and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans.
  • cloud engineering: building, implementing and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks.
  • cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans.
  • database and data management: creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management.
  • front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages.
  • game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards.
  • game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development.
  • systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications.
  • systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions
  • telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations and legislative requirements across network projects.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

Australian Workplace Skills Institute has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.

Units of Competency

Units of Competency

Code Title Core or Elective
ICTICT517

 

Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation.

 

Core
BSBCRT512

 

Originate and develop concepts.

 

Core
BSBXTW401

 

Lead and facilitate a team.

 

Core
ICTICT532

 

Apply IP, ethics, and privacy policies in ICT environments.

 

Core
ICTSAS527

 

Manage client problems.

 

Core
BSBXCS402

 

Workplace cyber security awareness and best practices.

 

Core
ICTNWK529

 

Install and manage complex ICT networks.

 

Elective
ICTNWK536

 

Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions.

 

Elective
ICTPMG505

 

Manage ICT projects

 

Elective
ICTNWK546

 

Manage network security.

 

Elective
ICTSAD508

 

Develop technical requirements for business solutions.

 

Elective
ICTSAD509

 

Produce ICT feasibility reports.

 

Elective
ICTICT523

 

Gather data to identify business requirements.

 

Elective
ICTWEB513

 

Build dynamic websites.

 

Elective
ICTWEB514

 

Create dynamic web pages.

 

Elective
CUADIG512

 

Design digital applications

 

Elective
ICTSAD507

 

Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions.

 

Elective
ICTCYS407

 

Gather, Analyse and Interpret Threat Data

 

Elective
ICTICT529

 

Organise and lead agile projects.

 

Elective
ICTSAS526

 

Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

 

Elective
ICTICT529

 

Organise and lead agile projects.

 

Elective
ICTSAS526

 

Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

 

Elective

Pathways

Pathways

Potential employment options are as a manager or support 0fficer in the IT industry or a range of industry areas.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, or a range of Advanced Diploma qualifications, as well as higher education qualifications in IT, business, or management.

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