ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

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Course Details
Qualification Code & Title ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
CRICOS Code 107778E
Qualification description This qualification 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 a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable 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.
Requirements To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in

Total number of units = 20

  • 6 core units
  • 14 elective units
Learner characteristic and target group Target groups for the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology are international students who are:

  • seeking to peruse a career in information technology
  • seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.
Delivery mode Face-to-Face as well as all classroom-based training
Delivery site Suite 4, Level 3/15 Moore St, Canberra ACT 2601
Course duration 78 weeks

This qualification will be delivered over 60 weeks of training and assessment and a total 18 weeks of term breaks.

Entry requirements Students entering this course at Mid City College must meet the following entry requirements:

Age Requirement

Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.

Academic Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 12) with satisfactory results or Students may have had work and study experience if they have already completed a relevant qualification such as the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

English Language Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South America, or Ireland.
  • Successfully completion of an English Placement test.
  • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent.
  • seeking to peruse a career in information technology
  • seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Potential employment options are in a range of hospitality industry areas. Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the SIT60316-Advanced -Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Course credit Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.
Units of Competency
Unit Code Unit Title Core/ Elective
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts Core
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices Core
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team Core
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation Core
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments Core
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems Core
ICTPRG535 Build advanced user interfaces Elective
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks Elective
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions Elective
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers Elective
ICTNWK546 Manage network security Elective
ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions Elective
ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions Elective
ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports Elective
ICTDBS505 Monitor and improve knowledge management systems Elective
ICTICT524 Determine ICT strategies and solutions for organisations Elective
ICTICT526 Verify client business requirements Elective
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry Elective
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements Elective
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects Elective
Facilities and Equipment

The following facilities, equipment and resources will be used to deliver and assess this qualification:

  • Training rooms, including desks, chairs, whiteboard, and overhead projector
  • Computers with Microsoft Office and access to the Internet.
  • Learning and assessment materials.

Assessment materials comprise of:

  • Assessor Marking Guide and Assessment Mapping
  • Student Assessment Tasks
  • Other Supporting Resources