National code: ICT50220

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

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Overview About this course

Gain advanced networking skills, manage complex information and communications technology (ICT) networks and safeguard against cyber security threats. Match organisational ICT needs to their strategic goals and be on your way to supervisory roles in the ICT industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices, including the concepts of IP ethics and privacy

  • Lead and facilitate a team

  • Match the information and communications technology (ICT) needs of an organisation with its strategic direction

  • Install and manage complex ICT networks, network servers and security

  • Test the organisation's communication solutions and its network security

  • Configure, install and manage advanced virtual computing environments

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level

  • A pathway to further study in network and cyber security

  • Credit towards a full qualification

  • A sound understanding of networking systems, servers and their associated security systems

  • Experience in setting up networking equipment such as routers and switches, and virtualised computing systems

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A computer or similar device and access to the internet

  • Commitment and drive to manage a significant course load

  • Strong communication skills and a passion for working with businesses in creating IT solutions

  • A desire to work with a dynamic team

  • Successfully completed a Certificate IV in Information Technology (or an equivalent qualification), or have at prior work experience in a system administration role

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists

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.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    94%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    16,500 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    41 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $2,000

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    41 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    21% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: level 2 network support staff, assistant network engineer and assistant network security specialist.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) 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.

  • Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation ICTICT517

  • Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT512

  • Lead and facilitate a team BSBXTW401

  • Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments ICTICT532

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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