(ICT60515) Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology

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Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to coordinate and administer, as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team, the installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of a range of networks, enterprise servers and systems, including internetworking, security and e-business solutions.
Whilst studying this course you will develop a diverse skillset in database and network administration, computer user support, and web development and administration. This course focuses on three main areas: networking, programming and project management.

AQF Code
Course Duration
50 weeks
Intake Dates
Hobart: February, July
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, and Certificate IV in Information Technology

Career Opportunities

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Network Administrator or Coordinator
  • Network Engineer
  • Enterprise Systems Administrator
  • Systems Developer
  • IT Administrator or Coordinator
  • IT Operations Administrator or Coordinator
  • Network Services Administrator or Coordinator
  • Administrator or Coordinator Network Support
  • Network Operations Analyst
  • Administrator or Coordinator Network Security
  • Administrator or Coordinator Network E-business.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of either the Diploma of Networking or the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology will give you guaranteed 1-year 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).

Course Structure

To achieve a Advanced Diploma of Computer System, 18 units must be successfully completed:

12 Core Units

ICTNWK506Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise networkICTNWK507Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routersICTNWK508nstall, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switchesICTNWK509Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networksICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networksICTNWK602Plan, configure and test advanced server based securityICTNWK607Design and implement wireless network securityICTPMG608Manage ICT project systems implementationICTPMG609Plan and direct complex ICT projectsICTPRG527Apply intermediate object-oriented language skillsICTWEB501Build a dynamic websiteICTWEB502Create dynamic web pages

6 Elective Units

Electives may vary from region to region, contact GETI Tasmania for a full list of electives.


Entry Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

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

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.


Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

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