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Diploma of Information Technology

Duration

52 weeks

Number of units

20 units of competency

Location

TAS | NSW

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).

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks
  • advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements
  • back end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data
  • business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses
  • cloud architecture: developing, improving and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans
  • cloud engineering: building, implementing and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks
  • cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • database and data management: creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management
  • front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages
  • game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards
  • game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development
  • systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications
  • systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions
  • telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations and legislative requirements across network projects.
  • Offshore Fee $13,000*
  • Onshore Fee $12,000*

Entry Requirements

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

Students must be 18 years old and above.

English requirement: Minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Related Occupations

  • IT Office Manager
  • General Application Support Officer

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.

Course Format

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
BSBFIN501Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
ICTPRG549 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTNWK539Design and implement integrated server solutions
ICTNWK542Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK543Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers
ICTWEB513Build dynamic websites
ICTWEB441Produce basic client-side script
ICTPMG505Manage ICT projects
ICTDBS506Design databases
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS506Update ICT system operational procedures
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

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

1. Hardware requirements:

  • Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:
    • Windows 7 (2009) or higher
    • Apple Macintosh OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher
  • 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. Speakers and a microphone can be acceptable but need to be tested to check they do not introduce echo into a video conference or online classes.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

2. Software Requirements:

  • A web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari (Please note that Apple users will be required to install Google Chrome in order to use Microsoft Teams) that will allow students to:
    • Stream videos from YouTube-style sites (a student must be aware of his/her internet usage limits and costs);
    • Run word processing software such as Microsoft Teams, Word and PowerPoint;
    • Participate in virtual classrooms or online live streaming webinars (e.g., Microsoft Teams or Zoom). (for classes delivered online or via live-streaming webinar).
  • Reach will provide students with access to Reach’s Microsoft Office 365 software (i.e., Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), however:
    • Students may require administration rights to their computer in order to install additional software.
    • Students are strongly advised to install a suitable anti-virus program to protect their work.

3. Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection, with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable if it is adequately stable to perform well in a video conference or online classes;
  • Students will have access to Reach’s wireless connection during campus operating hours of 6:00am to 9:00pm Mon – Sat;
  • Community internet and computer access:
    • 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.

4. Other Information:

Reach encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient online 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 Reach’s 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.

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)

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Non-Tuition Fees

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

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES
$500 – for each qualification in Community Services. 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: https://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.