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Offering Info

Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering)

  • National Course Code: ICT50220
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT50220-15V01-22LID-010

Location – Lidcombe

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20 Hours per week

Duration

18 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering) allows you to apply your IT skills to the telecommunications industry. Gain specialised skills as you advance your career into senior technician roles.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Lead and facilitate a team
  • Test and optimise cell phone or network equipment performances
  • Work with routers, WAN links, IP servers and switches
  • Manage client problems

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An analytical mind and an investigative approach to problem-solving
  • The ability to work with telecommunication equipment
  • A love for hands-on, practical work
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative team-player work style
  • Good presentation skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
  • Potential credit towards the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
  • Specialised skills within the IT industry

Career opportunities:

  • Telecommunications technician
  • Network support technician
  • Telecommunication engineer
  • Field technician
  • Hardware technician
  • ICT service technician
  • IT systems technician
  • Onsite support technician

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Advanced Diploma in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology with TAFE NSW Degrees

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • That you have achieved a Year 12 high school certificate or an equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or
  • That you have achieved a Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript or
  • That you have recent or current work experience in the Information Technology telecommunications field as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer or your resume or
  • Before your first day of class you must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of x across the five bands of literacy and x across one band of numeracy. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success. Your teacher will let you know when this must be completed.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering) as a traineeship. In addition to meeting the above requirements, trainees must:

  • Be employed in the telecommunications industry as this course is delivered in the workplace

  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

There are many career pathways and opportunities to choose from when you graduate from the Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering). Its important to check the licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements relating to your future career by visiting ACMA or your state licensing body.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend 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
  • Experience in handling tools and equipment
  • The ability to work outdoors in varied climatic conditions

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

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 20 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 3 days a week for 18 weeks.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTNWK428 Create scripts for networking
ICTTEN417 Install, configure and test a router
ICTTEN419 Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
ICTICT519 Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications
ICTNPL413 Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry
ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
ICTNWK541 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects
ICTTEN519 Design network building projects
ICTOPN507 Plan and configure dense wavelength division multiplexing optical networks
ICTOPN508 Perform acceptance and commissioning tests on optical networks
ICTOPN511 Test performance of specialised optical devices
ICTRFN505 Test and measure cellular phone and network equipment performance
ICTRFN506 Evaluate radio frequency signal coverage plots

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Lidcombe
Phone 131 601

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