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0.5 Year


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.

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


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


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: Diploma of Information Technology Networking (ICT50418)
  • 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
    Lidcombe Feb , Jul A$9,570
    Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$9,570
    Ultimo Feb , Jul A$9,570


    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$9,570
    Ultimo Feb , Jul A$9,570


    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 = 12
    • 5 core units plus 7 elective units
    • The elective units consist of up to 7 from the elective units listed below
    • Up to 2 from elsewhere in ICT information and communications Technology Training Package at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level
    • Up to 2 from any other Training Package or accredited course at Advanced Diploma level.
    • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
    • Core Units
    • ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
    • ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
    • ICTNWK601 Design and implement a security system
    • ICTNWK602 Plan, configure and test advanced server based security
    • ICTSUS601 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
    • CPPSEC5007A Assess biometric system
    • CPPSEC5003A Assess security risk management options
    • ICTNWK609 Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors
    • ICTNWK611 Configure call processing network elements for secure VoIP networks
    • ICTNWK608 Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure
    • ICTNWK610 Design and build integrated VoIP networks
    • ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation
    • ICTNWK605 Design and configure secure integrated wireless systems
    • ICTNWK607 Design and implement wireless network security
    • CPPSEC5006A Determine strategy for the implementation of biometric technology
    • ICTNWK613 Develop plans to manage structured troubleshooting process of enterprise networks
    • ICTSUS602 Establish a business case for sustainability and competitive advantage in ICT projects
    • ICTTEN811 Evaluate and apply network security
    • ICTPMG804 Evaluate and use telecommunications management networks
    • CPPSEC3009A Implement security risk management plan
    • ICTNWK606 Implement voice applications over secure wireless networks
    • ICTICT609 Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry specific technologies
    • ICTPMG802 Manage a telecommunications project
    • ICTSUS805 Manage improvements in ICT sustainability
    • BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
    • ICTNWK616 Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment
    • ICTNWK604 Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions
    • ICTNWK612 Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks
    • ICTNWK603 Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions
    • CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court
    • CPPSEC5004A Prepare security risk management plan
    • ICTSUS804 Use ICT to improve sustainability outcomes


    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 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.


    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.