Gain the skills to troubleshoot network problems and install, configure and manage network protocols. Learn networking basics to add to your IT skill set or help prepare you for further study.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Troubleshoot network problems
Configure, test and validate network protocols
Install and manage network protocols
Test and secure networks
Confirm client requirements and identify required network equipment
Liaise with vendors and service suppliers
Adhere to work health safety (WHS) requirements
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in networking, cyber security and information technology
Credit toward a full qualification
The skills to troubleshoot network problems
The ability to install, test and manage network protocols
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to follow written and numerical instructions and guidelines
Problem solving and critical analysis skills
Basic IT skills and digital awareness
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: network support technician with the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking), systems administrator with the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking), IT support technician with the Diploma of Information Technology Networking and network administrator with the Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber and Network Security).
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Network Essentials does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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