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Diploma of Information Technology

52

Weeks

Course Duration

20

Units

of competency

TAS | NSW | VIC

Locations

Available

Diploma of Information Technology

Course Overview

ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in specialist fields, working independently, as part of a team or leading deliverables with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

 

Course Fees
Offshore Fee

$14,000*

Onshore Fee

$12,000*

*Non-Tuition fees not included

Entry Requirements

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Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

English requirement

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here

Student Requirements

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

The minimum requirements for the specification of laptops can be found in the Student Equipment Required section below.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Course Format

6
Core Units
+
14
Elective Units
=
20
Total Units
Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527Manage client problems
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
BSBLDR522Manage people performance
BSBWHS521Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
ICTICT618Manage IP, ethics, and privacy in ICT environments
ICTNWK539Design and implement integrated server solutions
ICTNWK540Design, build, and test network servers
ICTNWK542Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK543Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTPMG505Manage ICT projects
ICTPRG549Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTSAS506Update ICT System Operational Procedures
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTDBS506Design databases
ICTWEB441Produce basic client-side script
ICTWEB513Build dynamic websites
Description of licensing requirementsWork functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Information Communication Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Note

IT STUDENTS 

Students studying IT courses will have access to the Computer Lab during campus operating hours of 6:00am to 9:00pm Mon – Sat to complete assessments.

LEARNING RESOURCES

The following learning resources will be available to ensure learners are able to obtain and absorb the required skills and knowledge required prior to assessment:

Students are provided access to face to face training sessions including software programs and all other
resources required to complete the qualification in class.
Reach Community College also uses a range of training and assessment materials developed in-house with academic writers which includes a suite of Trainer & Assessor Guides as well as Student Guides, and case studies. Students are guided to where they can download relevant policies, procedures and documents relevant to the unit.

Staff and students will have access to:
• Learning and Assessment resources (e.g., learner’s workbook, learning material, additional reading, etc)
• Sufficient tables and chairs for all students
• Current version of the ICT Training Package
• Printer and scanner.
• Microsoft Office 365 software – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive
• Computer (Ram 16 gb recommended 8gb minimum/ 256 gb hard drive min, Processor i3 or higher)
• Oracle vitrual box
• MS server 2016
• Eclipse latest
• Cisco Packet tracer 7.1 or higher
• Xampp
• sublime text or notepad ++
• Library resources (https://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx)

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Reach Community College and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements:

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.
  • Student is expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).
  • Students studying CAD will have access to the College’s Computer-aided design (CAD) system (if applicable to students qualification)

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus.
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices.

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.
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Qualification Outcome

  • IT Office Manager
  • General Application Support Officer

 

Please Note: Completion of a Reach qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50220) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

Reach Community College does not guarantee:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a Reach Community College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

 

Reach Community College does not:

  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

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Mode of Delivery:

  • The college will not deliver more than one-third of the units in the qualification by online mode to international students.
  • The college will ensure that for each compulsory study period international students are enrolled in, at least one unit is not delivered through online learning unless it is the final unit of their qualification.

Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES

$500 – for each qualification in Individual Support, Disability Support and Community Services, unless otherwise stated. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement. Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.