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Diploma of Information Technology ICT50115

Overview

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to administer and manage ICT support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general Information and Communication Technology (ICT) technologies. Working at this level will provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.

You may achieve this qualification by choosing electives that focus on either Infrastructure Support - covering networking with some subjects in web technologies and databases or Applications Development - covering programming and web technologies with some subjects in database and designing systems.

Qualification: Diploma of Information Technology ICT50115
Program No: DP-IT06
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester (approx. 35 hours per week) full-time, or part-time equivalent, of intensive delivery including project work. It is expected that you will spend approximately the same number of hours in private study to practise skills and apply new knowledge.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs including a Certificate IV and the Diploma. Most students will complete both qualifications in 1.5 years.

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.
Likely Job Outcome: Information systems office manager, office systems administrator, IT office manager, IT systems administrator, systems manager.
Application Type: Public
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is recommended that to increase your likelihood of success, that you have:

- completed the Certificate IV in Information Technology or other relevant qualification, or subjects equivalent to the core of the Certificate IV; or
- demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using IT networking technologies relevant to the your chosen pathway , specifically:
* Working with the intermediate functions of the current version of Windows Server such as DHCP, DNS, NPS, VPN and IPsec;
* Manipulating databases using SQL; applying basic programming skills to create applications; creating markup language documents (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS);
* Applying design methodologies and present feasibility reports.

If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Further Study

Completion of this qualification may provide you with credit towards a Bachelor degree in a related program. CIT maintains relationships with a number of local and regional universities such as ANU, UC, ACU and CSU. Credit arrangements are subject to change. For the most up to date information contact the university directly.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

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Subject Information

Core - complete all 4 subjects

  • BSBWHS501  Ensure a safe workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS226
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.
      This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT509  Gather data to identify business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT326
      Cost: $105.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and document business requirements.
      It applies to individuals working as systems analyst developers and project team leaders, and managers responsible for gathering data to identify business requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT511  Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
    • CIT Code: INFT467
      Cost: $130.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) services meet current and future internal operational enterprise requirements.
      It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include maintaining and supporting critical infrastructure for objectives in small-to-medium sized organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSUS501  Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CIT Code: MGNT608
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: In this unit you will gain the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 16 subjects

Not all subjects will be offered each semester (qualification restrictions apply to elective choice)

  • ICTNWK525  Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
    • CIT Code: INFT748
      Cost: $135.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies, with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment.
      It applies to individuals working as senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation, by using virtualisation technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK535  Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
    • CIT Code: INFT984
      Cost: $135.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement, virtualisation technologies to provide a more efficient and reliable information and communications technology (ICT) environment.
      It applies to senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an enterprise.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK527  Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
    • CIT Code: INFT750
      Cost: $135.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage virtualisation technologies, with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment.
      It applies to individuals with excellent communication skills responsible for managing virtualisation technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK514  Model preferred system solutions
    • CIT Code: INFT168
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to fit a physical model into the design phase of the methodology.
      It applies to individuals working as system designers who are required to model proposed solutions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD501  Model data objects
    • CIT Code: INFT441
      Cost: $105.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand business operations, identify entities and data, diagrammatically represent their relationships, and prepare a data model.
      It applies individuals who have a broad range of analytical, technical and communication skills and who work within broad but established parameters.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD502  Model data processes
    • CIT Code: INFT442
      Cost: $105.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather process data and business information in order to model data processes within an organisation.
      It applies to individuals who can apply a broad range of technical knowledge and skills within the context of a complex project.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS502  Establish and maintain client user liaison
    • CIT Code: INFT472
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain client user liaison in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment, post support implementation. This occurs after the business critical functions have been determined.
      It applies to individuals who are responsible for system and business analysis and administration, and liaising with clients to ensure that their requirements are fully met.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK513  Manage system security
    • CIT Code: INFT212
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security on an operational system.
      It applies to individuals working in middle management in technical advice, guidance and leadership roles such as security managers and security analysts responsible for implementing and managing the organisations security management system.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS515  Manage the testing process
    • CIT Code: INFT220
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and administer the end-to-end testing process, including test definition, execution and reporting.
      It applies to experienced individuals who work autonomously in performing or organising others to complete complex technical operations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS517  Use network tools
    • CIT Code: INFT814
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use tools to assist in managing a network effectively.
      It applies to individuals who apply technical and specialised knowledge to monitor security and resolve issues for the network..
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS512  Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
    • CIT Code: INFT208
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review and manage the delivery of maintenance services.
      It applies to individuals with managerial experience and responsibility for supervising individuals working under their direct or indirect supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  •  Managing ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT987
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the initiation, implementation and completion of reasonably complex information and communications technology (ICT) projects incorporating scope, risk control and financial factors.
      It applies to individuals who utilise a range of specialised technical and managerial techniques to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.
      No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      This subject achieves ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN516  Produce technical solutions from business specifications
    • CIT Code: INFT859
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client and produce viable business solutions.
      It applies to individuals who carry out network design and implementation of practical technical solutions of information and communication technology (ICT) networks. They are employed by telecommunications and information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies of ICT networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB516  Research and apply emerging web technology trends
    • CIT Code: INFT835
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to keep up-to-date and apply emerging web technologies.
      It applies to individuals who have an understanding of internet technology, are highly skilled technicians, and have high-level knowledge of the principles of analysis and design.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB506  Develop complex cascading style sheets
    • CIT Code: INFT832
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop complex cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document.
      It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who are involved in the layout and appearance of web pages, and have a highly developed understanding of design principles, and software languages, and can apply protocols and standards proficiently.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB501  Build a dynamic website
    • CIT Code: INFT332
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and design websites to meet technical requirements.
      It applies to individuals working as web developers who are responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, and testing of websites.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB503  Create web-based programs
    • CIT Code: INFT830
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop web applications.
      It applies to individuals who work as web developers and have well-honed technical skills to take responsibility for implementing code required to create web applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD505  Develop technical requirements for business solutions
    • CIT Code: INFT512
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop technical and related requirements that will enable business solutions to be implemented in an organisation.
      It applies to individuals who are responsible for performing complex technical analysis to complete a range of tasks and provide solutions to complex problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTDBS504  Integrate database with a website
    • CIT Code: INFT325
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure the database is integrated with a website.
      It applies to individuals employed as web developers who are responsible for creating data-driven web applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG503  Debug and monitor applications
    • CIT Code: INFT790
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to debug and monitor a software application.
      It applies to individuals who work as developers, testers and support engineers, using logging and tracing techniques to identify software problems and to monitor systems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG504  Deploy an application to a production environment
    • CIT Code: INFT791
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the, skills and knowledge required to install, uninstall, and configure an application to a production environment.
      It applies to individuals responsible for the software deployments of enterprise applications. They may work as application developers, administrators, release managers or deployment coordinators.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS504  Develop and conduct client acceptance test
    • CIT Code: INFT221
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct acceptance testing as part of the process whereby clients will determine whether to accept the system.
      It applies to experienced individuals working in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) environments, who apply specialised and technical knowledge in the development of strategic initiatives and in performing or organising others to complete complex technical operations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB505  Develop complex web page layouts
    • CIT Code: INFT831
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create a web page layout, to suit a range of devices and a variety of browsers, to industry standards.
      It applies to individuals who work as web designers and web developers, have a highly developed understanding of design principles and apply technical skills proficiently, according to unique specifications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT514  Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
    • CIT Code: INFT711
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate and constantly review work processes that ensure that the quality of the business process is maintained for the implementation of specific industry technologies at an identified industry standard.
      It applies to individuals engaged in ongoing review and research in order to identify, manage and evaluate the implementation of industry technologies or techniques to improve aspects of the organisation's activities.
      Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSUS501  Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
    • CIT Code: INFT841
      Cost: $175.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and integrate a virtual server in a network to replace multiple physical servers, reducing power requirements of individual servers and meeting sustainability targets.
      It applies to individuals with a high level of specialist technical skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK529  Install and manage complex ICT networks
    • CIT Code: INFT751
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage enterprise-wide information and communications technology (ICT) networks.
      It applies to individuals with excellent ICT skills who are working as senior networking staff responsible for the sustainability of an organisation by using virtualisation technologies in complex computing environments of medium- to-large companies to provide network services and resources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK504  Design and implement an integrated server solution
    • CIT Code: INFT741
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and implement a network authentication model that allows users to log in using the same user credentials between multiple operating system platforms to provide a secure method of sharing files on the same network.
      It applies to individuals employed in network or systems engineering roles where they are required to support multiple operating systems in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK505  Design, build and test a network server
    • CIT Code: INFT742
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test a server in a complex network environment.
      It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles, such as network engineers who are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK503  Install and maintain valid authentication processes
    • CIT Code: INFT543
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop, install and maintain authentication processes to reduce the vulnerability of the system.
      It applies to individuals working as middle managers such as information security managers, network engineers or security analysts, who are responsible for implementing and monitoring the organisational security management system.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives for Skills Recognition only

  • ICTPRG502  Manage a project using software management tools
    • CIT Code: INFT789
      Cost: $206.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use software management tools, to manage a project from initiation to completion.
      It applies to individuals who work in a team, or who individually develop systems to specification, using software management tools to manage delivery within time and budget parameters.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN514  Install, configure and test a server
    • CIT Code: INFT857
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake work on a server as part of an upgrade to an existing network or during the implementation of a new network.
      It applies to individuals, employed by telecommunications and information communications technology (ICT) networking provisioning companies, who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of ICT networks.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT515  Verify client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT712
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to deal with clients at a senior level, to identify their business requirements and verify the accuracy of the information gathered.
      It applies to individuals who are senior information and communications technology (ICT) personnel operating with a high degree of autonomy for managing activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD506  Produce a feasibility report
    • CIT Code: INFT801
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recommend the preferred scenario from a range of feasible options offered to the client.
      It applies to individuals who are responsible for researching, planning and designing solutions for complex information and communications technology (ICT) projects.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

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Diploma Software Development ICT50715
Certificate IV Information Technology Testing ICT40615
Certificate IV Information Technology ICT40115
Certificate IV Information Technology Networking ICT40415
Certificate IV Programming ICT40515
Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30115
Non-Accredited Training Preparation for CISCO Assessment

More Information

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