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Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking, Cloud Architecture)

  • National Course Code: ICT50220
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT50220-20V01-22PMQ-201

Location – Port Macquarie

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

24 Hours per week

Duration

18 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking & Cloud Architecture) provides you with specialised skills in an emerging area of IT. Advance your knowledge as you prepare to enter more senior network technician roles.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Lead and facilitate a team
  • Manage network security
  • Install and manage enterprise routers and switches
  • Install and configure advanced virtual environments
  • Work with cloud infrastructure
  • Manage client problems

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Good presentation skills
  • An investigative approach to problem-solving
  • An analytical mind
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative working style

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
  • Confidence leading teams and solving client problems
  • Skills in two specialised areas of the IT industry
  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Network support technician
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network analyst
  • Cloud architect

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) 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 IV in Information Technology as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript or
  • That you have recent or current work experience in Information Technology as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer or your resume or
  • That you have completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test with scores of 4 in Learning, 4 in Reading, 4 in Writing, 4 in Numeracy, 4 in Oral Communication and 3 in Digital Literacy as evidenced by a copy of your test results

This is designed to ensure your LLN skills match the demands of the course, and to connect you with any personalised study support you may need.

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

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, combination course. You must attend approximately 24 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 4 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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
ICTNWK538 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK541 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services
ICTNWK542 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK543 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTCLD501 Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
ICTCLD502 Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
ICTCLD503 Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
ICTCLD504 Improve cloud-based infrastructure
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK546 Manage network security
ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

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

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Course Location

Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601

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