International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$15,120 - A$15,730


0.5 Year


The Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking & Cloud Architecture) equips you with the practical skills and knowledge in two emerging areas of IT. This course aims to help you take your career to the next level in more senior network technician roles.

In this exciting course you will put your skills into practice in our virtual lab environments. You will also use industry standard technology to give you the skills and prepare you to work in the IT industry. You will design and develop network architecture, install, and configure advanced routers and switches and configure advanced virtual computing environments. You will also learn to build advanced cloud architecture applications.

Our experienced teaching staff will help you graduate with the technical skills that are directly relevant to industry.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Troubleshoot and provide network service support
  • Prepare and maintain documentation
  • Use project management processes
  • Install and manage routers and switches
  • Install and configure advanced virtual environments


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Managing client problems
  • Managing network security
  • Designing network servers
  • Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting WAN links and IP services
  • Designing and implementing cloud-based infrastructure


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Good presentation skills
  • An investigative approach to problem solving
  • An analytical mind
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Works effectively in a team


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Cloud Architect


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Commitment and drive to manage a heavy course load
  • Adequate time to complete course work and additional study outside of class hours
  • Access to a desktop PC, laptop or equivalent computing device and a strong internet connection

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$15,120
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$15,120
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$15,730
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$15,730


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 20
  • 6 core units plus 14 elective units, of which:
  • at least 10 units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 4 units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course
  • Core Units
  • BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 - Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 - Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 - Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 - Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 - Manage client problems
  • ICTNWK529 - Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK538 - Install and maintain valid authentication processes
  • ICTNWK546 - Manage Network Security
  • ICTNWK557 - Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 - Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK536 - Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 - Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTCLD501 - Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
  • ICTCLD502 - Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD503 - Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
  • ICTCLD504 - Improve cloud-based infrastructure
  • ICTNWK541 - Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services
  • ICTNWK542 - Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
  • ICTNWK543 - Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Strengthen your expertise with a TAFE NSW Information Technology study pathway:


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.