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The Diploma of Information Technology Networking gives you the high-demand skills needed for roles in IT management or system engineering in the global billion dollar IT Networking industry.

Manage complex IT networks, particularly for the corporate sector where cloud computing is on the rise due to changing business needs and the high cost of server maintenance. You will also install a range of networks including internetworking, security and e-business.

You will gain practical experience in new technologies and, depending on your circumstances, you may have the chance to gain industry certifications from companies like CISCO, LINUX, VMware and Microsoft.


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Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Design, build, configure and test Windows server
  • Perform server virtualisation and cloud computing
  • Manage enterprise network routers and switches
  • Instal and manage complex ICT networks
  • Become proficient in server virtualisation and cloud computing
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment


TAFE NSW is known for delivering training that develops your practical capability. Uncover your specialisation in networking through:

  • Project management of large scale ICT projects and network architecture
  • Troubleshooting routers and switchers
  • Operating a small enterprise branch network
  • Managing network and data integrity
  • Installing and configuring virtual machines for sustainable ICT


Stand out in a global job market with a range of key professional skills that equip you to work effectively with colleagues and clients, including:

  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Methodology to investigate complex systems
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork


Key trends shaping the IT industry include software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), Wi-Fi, multi-domain control, virtual networking and the evolving role of network engineers.

As computer networks become the centre of business connectivity, demand is set to rise for skilled information technology workers in:

  • Digital transformation
  • Cloud computing
  • Analytics and data management
  • Automation​


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:

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information - 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.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Albury Feb A$13,750
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$13,750
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$13,750
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$13,750
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$13,750
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$13,750
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$13,750
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$13,750
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$13,750


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


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated work places, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

You will also study in simulated environments that have relevant industry standard software, resources and the look and feel of a workplace.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor


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 =16
  • 5 core units plus 11 elective units
  • The elective units consist of up to 11 from the elective units listed below
  • Up to 3 from elsewhere in ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package or any other Training Package or accredited course at Diploma or Adcanced Diploma level.
  • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs
  • Core Units
  • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • ICTICT517 Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the organization
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
  • ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design
  • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • ICTICT501 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
  • ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
  • ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
  • ICTICT603 Mange the use of appropriate development methodologies
  • ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
  • ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
  • ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution
  • ICTNWK505 Design build and test a network server
  • ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network
  • ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
  • ICTNWK508 Install operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
  • ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTNWK510 Develop, implement and evaluate system and application security
  • ICTNWK511 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK513 Manage system security
  • ICTNWK524 Install and configure network access storage devices
  • ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway
  • ICTNWK533 Configure and manage advanced viral computing environments
  • ICTNWK534 Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation
  • ICTOPN502 Perform acceptance and commissioning tests on optical network
  • ICTOPN503 Plan for an optical system upgrade and cut over
  • ICTOPN505 Test the performance of specialised optical devices
  • ICTOPN506 Analyse and integrate specialised optical devices in the network
  • ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
  • ICTSAD506 Produce a feasibility report
  • ICTSAS406 Implement and hand over system components
  • ICTSAS501 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
  • ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
  • ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
  • ICTSAS519 Perform systems test
  • ICTSAS522 Manage the testing process
  • ICTSUS601 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
  • ICTSUS602 Establish a business case for sustainability and competitive advantage in ICT projects
  • ICTTEN422 Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
  • ICTTEN512 Design and implement an enterprise voice over
  • ICTTEN514 Install configure and test a server
  • ICTTEN515 Dimension and design a radio frequency identification system
  • ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications
  • ICTTEN517 Plan a wireless mesh network
  • ICTTEN610 Design and configure an IP-MPLS network with virtual private network tunnelling


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


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If you already have experience, skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning.


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.