Strengthen your ability to complete complex tasks whilst working as an entry-level programmer or level 2 network support person. Develop the skills to manage IT projects, build websites, design virtual networks and lead teams within the high demand information technology industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
Effectively lead a team
Maintain confidentiality, professional and ethical conduct in an ICT environment
Create web-based programs, web pages and build websites
Design, build and test network servers
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to design, develop, debug and test web-based programs, web pages and websites
The confidence to present prepared data to clients
Experience installing a network server
Skills and knowledge to start your own IT business
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Potential credit towards the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
That you have achieved a Year 12 high school certificate or an equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your certificate, or
That you have achieved a Certificate IV in Information Technology as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript, or
That you have recent or current work experience in the Information Technology networking field as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer or your resume, or
Before your first day of class you must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 4 across the five bands of literacy and 4 across one band of numeracy. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success. Your teacher will let you know when this must be completed.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Access to a computer or laptop with a strong internet connection
Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Other jobs include: Level 2 network support person, Entry-level programmer and Web developer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Diploma of Information Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Information Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 6 core and 14 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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