(ICT50418) Diploma of Information Technology Networking

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Course Overview

TasTAFE teachers work closely with industry to ensure you are job ready when you graduate.  Graduates will be equipped with the hands-on technical skills that will give you the competitive edge in the industry. With Australia’s continued investment in the ICT industry, this course will set you up for a rewarding career.

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Course Duration
Intake Dates
February, July
Study Mode July 2020*
Please note that this course is usually delivered on-campus, however due to COVID-19 the course has been temporarily transitioned to remote/online learning. On-campus classes will resume when it is deemed safe to do so.
Course Fee
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English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
Required Prior Study
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, and Certificate IV in Information Technology

Students will learn hands-on skills in the following emerging areas:

  • Cyber security
  • Design and implementation of networks
  • Network security
  • Infrastructure intelligence
  • Next-generation firewalls
  • Automation and orchestration
  • Cloud operating systems.

Career Opportunities

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
  • Network e-business coordinator.

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, and Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Course Structure

To achieve a Diploma of Information Technology, 16 units must be successfully completed:

5 Core Units

ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environmentICTICT511Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterpriseICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networksICTSUS501Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT systemICTTEN611Produce an ICT network architecture designElectives
ICTNWK501Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutionsICTNWK505Design, build and test a network serverICTNWK506Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise networkICTNWK507Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routersICTNWK508Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switchesICTNWK509Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networksICTNWK524Install and configure network access storage devicesICTNWK525Configure an enterprise virtual computing environmentICTNWK602Plan, configure and test advanced server-based securityICTNWK607Design and implement wireless network securityICTNWK612Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the Diploma of Networking will give you guaranteed 1 year (8 units) credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology, at the University of Tasmania.

Note: students on a pathway to University will need to meet the English language requirements for the course; IELTS (Academic) of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5).


Recognition of Prior Learning

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.
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