National code: ICT50220

Diploma of Information Technology (Database and Data Management)

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Overview About this course

Gain an overview of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and acquire specialist skills in data and database management. Advance your career and help businesses thrive as you create, design and monitor systems that store data.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Manage data systems and integrate databases

  • Identify and improve data processes that represent a client's business reality

  • Model data processes according to industry and organisation standards

  • Apply IP, ethics, and privacy in ICT environments

  • Lead and facilitate a team and manage client problems

  • Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

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 sound understanding of databases and database management

  • Experience in creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management

  • Confidence leading teams and solving client problems

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • That you have achieved a Year 12 high school certificate or 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 Information Technology as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer or your resume or

  • That you have completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test with scores of 4 in Learning, 4 in Reading, 4 in Writing, 4 in Numeracy, 4 in Oral Communication and 3 in Digital Literacy as evidenced by a copy of your test results

  • This is designed to ensure your LLN skills match the demands of the course, and to connect you with any personalised study support you may need

Entry recommendations

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

  • The commitment and drive to manage a heavy course load

  • The time to complete course work and additional study outside of class hours

  • Good organisational skills

  • An interest in working in the IT industry, specifically a role in database management

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: internal IT manager, database administrator and data manager.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 3 Courses

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

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

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 (Database and Data Management) 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.

  • Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT512

  • Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments ICTICT532

  • Manage client problems ICTSAS527

  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices BSBXCS402

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • 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

Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

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