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Diploma of Information Technology ICT50115

Overview

This course 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.
Cost Info:

The 2019 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below.

Subject costs identified as Profile apply to Standard students and are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Commercial are full fee (FF) and receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: $2,946.50
Likely Job Outcome: Information systems office manager, office systems administrator, IT office manager, IT systems administrator, systems manager.
Enrolment Type: Standard
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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.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

University of Canberra
Bachelor of Web Design and Production

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. 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 Foundation Skills 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

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information



Complete 20 subjects

Core: Complete all 4

  • ICTICT509   Gather data to identify business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT326
      Cost: Profile $109.50
      Apprentice $15.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT511   Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
    • CIT Code: INFT467
      Cost: Profile $137.50
      Apprentice $15.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSUS501   Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CIT Code: MGNT608
      Cost: Profile $117.50
      Apprentice $21.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. It applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces and engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS501   Ensure a safe workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS226
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      Apprentice $21.50
      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

Electives: Complete 16

  • ICTNWK514   Model preferred system solutions
    • CIT Code: INFT168
      Cost: Profile $124.50
      Apprentice $14.00
      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
  • ICTNWK513   Manage system security
    • CIT Code: INFT212
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Apprentice $15.50
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK527   Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
    • CIT Code: INFT750
      Cost: Profile $144.00
      Apprentice NA
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK525   Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
    • CIT Code: INFT748
      Cost: Profile $144.00
      Apprentice NA
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG503   Debug and monitor applications
    • CIT Code: INFT790
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      Apprentice $16.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS515   Manage the testing process
    • CIT Code: INFT220
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      Apprentice $48.00
      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. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS517   Use network tools
    • CIT Code: INFT814
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      Apprentice NA
      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. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT514   Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
    • CIT Code: INFT711
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      Apprentice $21.00
      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
  • ICTWEB501   Build a dynamic website
    • CIT Code: INFT332
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      Apprentice $74.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTDBS504   Integrate database with a website
    • CIT Code: INFT325
      Cost: Profile $53.75
      Apprentice $21.50
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD505   Develop technical requirements for business solutions
    • CIT Code: INFT512
      Cost: Profile $64.50
      Apprentice $17.50
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK535   Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
    • CIT Code: INFT984
      Cost: Profile $144.00
      Apprentice NA
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK504   Design and implement an integrated server solution
    • CIT Code: INFT741
      Cost: Profile $127.50
      Apprentice $20.50
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG504   Deploy an application to a production environment
    • CIT Code: INFT791
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      Apprentice $16.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS512   Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
    • CIT Code: INFT208
      Cost: Profile $53.00
      Apprentice $15.00
      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. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS504   Develop and conduct client acceptance test
    • CIT Code: INFT221
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      Apprentice $48.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS502   Establish and maintain client user liaison
    • CIT Code: INFT472
      Cost: Profile $73.00
      Apprentice $15.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD501   Model data objects
    • CIT Code: INFT441
      Cost: Profile $109.50
      Apprentice $14.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD502   Model data processes
    • CIT Code: INFT442
      Cost: Profile $109.50
      Apprentice $14.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB503   Create web-based programs
    • CIT Code: INFT830
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      Apprentice $15.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB505   Develop complex web page layouts
    • CIT Code: INFT831
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      Apprentice $16.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB506   Develop complex cascading style sheets
    • CIT Code: INFT832
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB516   Research and apply emerging web technology trends
    • CIT Code: INFT835
      Cost: Profile $172.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to keep up-to-date with and apply emerging web technology.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSUS501   Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
    • CIT Code: INFT841
      Cost: Profile $187.00
      Apprentice NA
      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
  • ICTTEN516   Produce technical solutions from business specifications
    • CIT Code: INFT859
      Cost: Profile $117.50
      Apprentice $15.00
      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
  • ICTNWK503   Install and maintain valid authentication processes
    • CIT Code: INFT543
      Cost: Profile $73.75
      Apprentice $21.00
      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
  • ICTNWK505   Design, build and test a network server
    • CIT Code: INFT742
      Cost: Profile $127.50
      Apprentice $21.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK529   Install and manage complex ICT networks
    • CIT Code: INFT751
      Cost: Profile $215.00
      Apprentice NA
      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
  • ICTPMG501   Manage ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT766
      Cost: Profile $172.00
      Apprentice $15.00
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB429   Create a markup language document to specification
    • CIT Code: INFT269
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a text editor to design, create and save web pages to a given specification, rather than using an authoring tool. It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who interpret client briefs, generate a framework for internet information, and are resourceful in their application of technology in using a markup language. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS513   Develop detailed test plans
    • CIT Code: INFT216
      Cost: Profile $109.50
      Apprentice $48.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan for testing information and communications technology (ICT) systems, including software development, systems administration, networking, and web development, by collating documentation of conditions and expected results sufficiently to allow for thorough system testing. It applies to individuals who use technical and specialised knowledge and systematic approaches in performing or organising others to complete complex technical testing operations. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

CIT graded subject

  •   Managing ICT Projects
    • CIT Code: INFT987
      Cost: Profile $172.00
      Apprentice NA
      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. This subject achieves UoC ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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