ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

56 weeks
Course Code:
Bourke St Campus
This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function. Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor). The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:
advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks
advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements
back end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data
business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses
cloud architecture: developing, improving and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans
cloud engineering: building, implementing and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks
cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans
database and data management: creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management
front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages
game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards
game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development
systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications
systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions
telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations and legislative requirements across network projects.
Course Fees
Registration Fee $500 (non-refundable)
Material Fee $1,000
Tuition Fee $10,700
Total Course Fee $12,200
Fees include all material costs and learning resources.
Course Duration
Delivery will occur over an 56 Weeks (54 weeks training and 2 weeks holiday break) period of full time study.
Where students successfully apply for credit and/or RPL the course duration will be shorten accordingly and adjustments made to any COE issued or remove it or add to course duration.
Entry/ Admission Requirements
Pre-Training Review (PTR):
Selection for enrolment in SHIC courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification selection criteria during the PTR prior to the confirmation of enrolment at SHIC. A satisfactory outcome of PTR with authorised SHIC Staff or representative will ensure applicants are placed in a suitable course with an appropriate training and assessment strategy, SHIC review applicants existing knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications. SHIC will then review this information in conjunction with other admission requirements below.
Age Requirements
SHIC requires that all students must be 18 years of age or above at the commencement of the course.
Prior Achievement Requirements
Basic Computer Skills
A good command of written English
Meet all Student Visa requirements, including:
– Year 12 academic education (or equivalent) * Students with overseas qualifications will need to have level equivalency determined by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, online applications here: Click here
LLN Requirements
The qualification has been analysed to determine the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) levels of Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Numeracy. This is detailed in the Diploma of Information Technology ACSF Profile.
Students entering this qualification will have their LLN skills compared to the ACSF levels of the course to determine if there are specific support requirements needed, and make a recommendation about the suitability of the student to enrol.
See the SHIC LLN Policy & Procedures for more details.
English Language Requirements
All students entering this qualification must have the following minimum score of an internationally recognized English Language proficiency tests or equivalent in line with DHA recommendations
IELTS overall band of 5.5 or
TOEFL IBT test score band of 54-56 equivalents or
PTE Academic band score 42 equivalent or
Satisfactory completion of General English – Upper intermediate level or
Successful fompletion of Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10725NAT) or equivalent course or
Successful completion of Senior Secondary certificate of education in Australia conducted in English or
Completion of full-time studies in Australia towards a Certificate IV or above or a foundation course or
Student’s first language is English or
Student was educated for 5 years in an English speaking country.
If there are doubts about the student’s English language skills to cope in an academic environment and if he/she cannot provide a satisfactory IELTS score or equivalent, the student will undergo the college English placement test and be required to complete it with a satisfactory result.
Assessment Methods
Assessments will be conducted face to face which could include:
Direct observation – in a simulated classroom environment – usually role plays
Product based methods – these are generally reports, case studies, projects and presentations.
Questioning – written and verbal questioning is used for a number of assessment tasks.
A combination of the above methods.
Job Roles
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
General Application Support Officer
IT Office Manager
Course Delivery
Face to face at our Melbourne Campus – 20 hours per week of classroom based training sessions
8 hours of self study including structured self-directed learning & completing assessment work started in class
Up to an hour per week of individual support if required
Units of Competence
Unit Code Title
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business
ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions
ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
ICTICT526 Verify client business requirements
ICTICT518 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICTICT529 Organise and lead agile projects
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects
Note: Delivery method is Online via video conferencing with phone and email support during COVID-19.