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Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Network Security

  • National Course Code: ICT60215
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT60215-01V02-21LID-387

Location – Lidcombe

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

12 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

18 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Network Security equips you to lock in a career as a network security specialist. Develop a comprehensive understanding of critical network security issues in the industrial and social environments of intranet, extranet and internet connectivity.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
  • Implement secure encryption technologies
  • Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security
  • Design security perimeters for ICT networks
  • Carry out network security activities in accordance with local and international industry standards

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of current and emerging technologies
  • Ability to present ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
  • Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team orientated, collaborative environment

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Advanced Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Network engineer
  • Network architect
  • Network security specialist

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security)

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 completed the Diploma of Networking, or equivalent course, and can provide a transcript
  • Provide evidence of configuring and installing Cisco Routers and switches via a letter from an employer or Cisco certification

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Prior knowledge of Cisco routing and switching
  • The ability to work independently and in a team
  • A passion for designing and implementing network architecture and security systems
  • An enjoyment of troubleshooting networks
  • A good understanding of Windows Server
  • A good fundamental understanding of IT networking

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

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 14 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

This qualification prepares students to undertake planning, configuring and testing of telecommunications systems. This includes optic fibre, radio frequency computer networking and basic cabling. Students develop skills in design and planning of telecommunication projects.

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 Mondays from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:30pm. 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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21LID00329 UOS 1 Advanced Diploma of Network Security 12 Jul 2021 17 Sep 2021 02 Aug 2021 $1,287.00
21LID00332 UOS 2 Advanced Diploma of Network Security 30 Aug 2021 15 Oct 2021 05 Oct 2021 $1,287.00
21LID00335 UOS 3 Advanced Diploma of Network Security 05 Oct 2021 26 Nov 2021 01 Nov 2021 $1,286.00

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court
ICTNWK605 Design and configure secure integrated wireless systems
ICTNWK607 Design and implement wireless network security
ICTNWK608 Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure
ICTNWK609 Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors
ICTNWK616 Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment
ICTTEN811 Evaluate and apply network security

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

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Course Location

Lidcombe
73 East Street, Lidcombe
Phone 131 601

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