International Course Info

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0.5 Year


This course is for people who want to be competent in managing, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks including internetworking, security and/or e-business.

Meadowbank College at Northern Sydney Institute is a CISCO Academy.

Licensing/Regulatory Information - No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • IT Administrator
  • IT Operations Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network e-business Coordinator
  • Network Services Administrator
  • Network Support Coordinator
  • Network Operations Analyst
  • Network Security Coordinator


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.

  • Prerequisite: Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking (ICT40418)
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

    From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

    Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations


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


    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Albury Feb , Jul 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


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


    There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

    Learn more about Scholarships


    To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which 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.

    • 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.


    When you finish this course, you can apply to study ICA60211 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) R10341or you can apply to study the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) 20524 at Meadowbank College. This is a three-year professional degree offered by TAFE NSW Higher Education that prepares you for employment as a network security specialist in this fast growing and dynamic industry. The course includes presentations and case studies by leading professional experts, so that students develop tools and techniques for solving security issues and challenges facing the business world today.

    If you have successfully completed the Diploma of Information Technology Networking , you may be eligible to receive up to 8 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) 20524.

    The Recognition of Prior Learning process involves matching subjects you have successfully completed in your Diploma against degree subjects, other studies and proven work experience may also be taken into consideration


    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.