ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology [Advanced Networking]

National ID
ICT50220
WA Course Code
AC20
CRICOS code
106321B
Person working with network cables

Why choose this course?

Navigate your career towards the specialised area of advanced networking with this qualification, and gain skills for employment in this in demand industry. During this course you will learn how to configure and manage virtual computing environments, and security within information and communication technology (ICT) networks.

You will acquire the skills and knowledge to install and manage complex ICT networks, design and build network servers, manage network security and install an enterprise virtual computing environment. In addition, you will also learn to plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions. This course has embedded studies in Cisco, Microsoft Server and VMware.

Career opportunities

  • Computer Installation Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Applications Programmer

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology [Networking - AC10] is required for entry into this course.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK542 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
  • ICTNWK544 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK552 Install and configure network access storage devices
  • ICTNWK554 Manage enterprise virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK629 Configure and manage storage area networks
  • ICTPRG443 Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
  • ICTTEN422 Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
  • ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include: In-class assessments include practical tasks, virtual machines or hardware where the noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances are typical of those experienced in the general information and communications technology (ICT) industry, case studies, portfolios, quizzes, and projects.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Computer labs, network drives, software, Blackboard, PowerPoints, handouts, CISCO NetAcad, VMware Workstation and NetApp NCTA NS0-002.

Facilities and equipment may include access to physical classrooms and labs with the capacity to install virtual machines when required, USB 3.0 external drives 240GB or greater (SSDs preferred).

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $345
  • Materials fee: $110

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTCLD501 Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
  • ICTCLD502 Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD503 Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD504 Improve cloud-based infrastructure
  • ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
  • ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
  • ICTNWK424 Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • ICTNWK432 Build an enterprise wireless network
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course include written questioning assessments to show the student’s knowledge; projects that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge such as developing documentation, project plans and operational plans to match ICT to business strategies and goals, and preparing reports with technical details; practical demonstration of skills including the design, planning, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment and complex networks to demonstrate ICT skills; and communications skills, including making presentations of completed projects to senior management.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard LMS, software publications PDF, Lecturer developed PowerPoint presentations and handouts and access to the network and virtualisation labs and classrooms equipped with PCs and relevant application.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a number of classrooms and laboratories that simulate business and industry, a fully-equipped, virtualisation classroom\lab for setting up, and managing, simulated infrastructure for VMWare and Microsoft virtualisation solutions and other rooms equipped with PCs and test equipment used for troubleshooting and security training.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK542 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
  • ICTNWK544 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK552 Install and configure network access storage devices
  • ICTNWK554 Manage enterprise virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK629 Configure and manage storage area networks
  • ICTPRG443 Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
  • ICTTEN422 Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
  • ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include: In-class assessments include practical tasks, virtual machines or hardware where the noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances are typical of those experienced in the general information and communications technology (ICT) industry, case studies, portfolios, quizzes, and projects.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Computer labs, network drives, software, Blackboard, PowerPoints, handouts, CISCO NetAcad, VMware Workstation and NetApp NCTA NS0-002.

Facilities and equipment may include access to physical classrooms and labs with the capacity to install virtual machines when required, USB 3.0 external drives 240GB or greater (SSDs preferred).

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $345
  • Materials fee: $110

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTCLD501 Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
  • ICTCLD502 Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD503 Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD504 Improve cloud-based infrastructure
  • ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
  • ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
  • ICTNWK424 Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • ICTNWK432 Build an enterprise wireless network
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course include written questioning assessments to show the student’s knowledge; projects that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge such as developing documentation, project plans and operational plans to match ICT to business strategies and goals, and preparing reports with technical details; practical demonstration of skills including the design, planning, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment and complex networks to demonstrate ICT skills; and communications skills, including making presentations of completed projects to senior management.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard LMS, software publications PDF, Lecturer developed PowerPoint presentations and handouts and access to the network and virtualisation labs and classrooms equipped with PCs and relevant application.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a number of classrooms and laboratories that simulate business and industry, a fully-equipped, virtualisation classroom\lab for setting up, and managing, simulated infrastructure for VMWare and Microsoft virtualisation solutions and other rooms equipped with PCs and test equipment used for troubleshooting and security training.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK542 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
  • ICTNWK544 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK552 Install and configure network access storage devices
  • ICTNWK554 Manage enterprise virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK629 Configure and manage storage area networks
  • ICTPRG443 Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
  • ICTTEN422 Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
  • ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include: In-class assessments include practical tasks, virtual machines or hardware where the noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances are typical of those experienced in the general information and communications technology (ICT) industry, case studies, portfolios, quizzes, and projects.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Computer labs, network drives, software, Blackboard, PowerPoints, handouts, CISCO NetAcad, VMware Workstation and NetApp NCTA NS0-002.

Facilities and equipment may include access to physical classrooms and labs with the capacity to install virtual machines when required, USB 3.0 external drives 240GB or greater (SSDs preferred).

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $345
  • Materials fee: $110

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTCLD501 Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
  • ICTCLD502 Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD503 Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD504 Improve cloud-based infrastructure
  • ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
  • ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
  • ICTNWK424 Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • ICTNWK432 Build an enterprise wireless network
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course include written questioning assessments to show the student’s knowledge; projects that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge such as developing documentation, project plans and operational plans to match ICT to business strategies and goals, and preparing reports with technical details; practical demonstration of skills including the design, planning, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment and complex networks to demonstrate ICT skills; and communications skills, including making presentations of completed projects to senior management.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard LMS, software publications PDF, Lecturer developed PowerPoint presentations and handouts and access to the network and virtualisation labs and classrooms equipped with PCs and relevant application.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a number of classrooms and laboratories that simulate business and industry, a fully-equipped, virtualisation classroom\lab for setting up, and managing, simulated infrastructure for VMWare and Microsoft virtualisation solutions and other rooms equipped with PCs and test equipment used for troubleshooting and security training.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK542 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
  • ICTNWK544 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK552 Install and configure network access storage devices
  • ICTNWK554 Manage enterprise virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK629 Configure and manage storage area networks
  • ICTPRG443 Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
  • ICTTEN422 Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
  • ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include: In-class assessments include practical tasks, virtual machines or hardware where the noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances are typical of those experienced in the general information and communications technology (ICT) industry, case studies, portfolios, quizzes, and projects.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Computer labs, network drives, software, Blackboard, PowerPoints, handouts, CISCO NetAcad, VMware Workstation and NetApp NCTA NS0-002.

Facilities and equipment may include access to physical classrooms and labs with the capacity to install virtual machines when required, USB 3.0 external drives 240GB or greater (SSDs preferred).

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $345
  • Materials fee: $110

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTCLD501 Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
  • ICTCLD502 Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD503 Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD504 Improve cloud-based infrastructure
  • ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
  • ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
  • ICTNWK424 Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • ICTNWK432 Build an enterprise wireless network
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course include written questioning assessments to show the student’s knowledge; projects that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge such as developing documentation, project plans and operational plans to match ICT to business strategies and goals, and preparing reports with technical details; practical demonstration of skills including the design, planning, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment and complex networks to demonstrate ICT skills; and communications skills, including making presentations of completed projects to senior management.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard LMS, software publications PDF, Lecturer developed PowerPoint presentations and handouts and access to the network and virtualisation labs and classrooms equipped with PCs and relevant application.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a number of classrooms and laboratories that simulate business and industry, a fully-equipped, virtualisation classroom\lab for setting up, and managing, simulated infrastructure for VMWare and Microsoft virtualisation solutions and other rooms equipped with PCs and test equipment used for troubleshooting and security training.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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  4. accept your offer and pay;
  5. apply for your student visa; and
  6. receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on February 2, 2023