International Course Info

Advanced Diploma of Network Security

  • National Code: ICT60215
  • CRICOS Code: 086736D

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team responsible for advanced ICT network security systems. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialise in a number of areas, including voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.

Subject area: Information Technology

Course code:
Course fee:
0.5 Year


  • Prerequisite: Diploma of Information Technology Networking (ICT50418)
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

    FOR 2020

    Lidcombe Total course fee: A$9,570 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Meadowbank Total course fee: A$9,570 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Ultimo Total course fee: A$9,570 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2021

    Meadowbank Total course fee: A$9,570 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Ultimo Total course fee: A$9,570 Enrol: Feb , Jul


    To receive the Advanced Diploma of Network Security 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.



    When you finish this course, you can apply to study the TAFE NSW 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 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security), you may be eligible to receive up to 12 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 Advanced Diploma against degree subjects, other studies and proven work experience may also be taken into consideration.



    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

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


    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • e-security specialist
    • ICT security specialist
    • IT security administrator
    • IT security analyst
    • IT security specialist
    • network security administrator
    • network security analyst
    • network security specialist
    • senior network administrator
    • systems security analyst
    • systems/network administrator


    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.