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Diploma of Information Technology Networking ICT50415

Earn $50,000 - $70,000 in your first job as IT support with a Diploma of Information Technology Networking! And that can double as Desk Manager*. Or, how about $150,000 - $200,000 as a Security Architect? This career path to money and long-term success starts NOW!

*Hudson's 2016 Salary Guide

Course description
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security and e-business integration.

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Course code
ICT50415


Course name
Diploma of Information Technology Networking


Course duration
You can complete your diploma in 16 months with the flexibility online learning gives you. Studying 25 hours per week on average (100 hours per month) should see you successfully complete your qualification within this timeframe. All assessments must be completed within the 27-month time limit.



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What can I learn by the end of my Diploma?

  • Design, installation and management of computer networks using Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Installation and configuration of client desktops using Windows 8.1
  • Securing a network
  • Troubleshooting network problems
  • Configuring virtual and wireless networks
  • Professional development

Certifications that give you the employment edge

As you progress through the course, Computer Power will give you the opportunity to gain the following industry certifications:

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows 8.1
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • Administering Windows Server 2012
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CWNP Certified Wireless Technology Specialist
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

How is my course structured?

To receive this qualification you must complete 5 core units and 11 elective units. Elective units have been chosen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

How is my course structured?
  • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTSUS5187A Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
  • ICTTEN6206A Produce an ICT network architecture design
Elective Units
  • ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
  • ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
  • ICTSAD506 Produce a feasibility report
  • ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
  • ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTTEN5201A Install, configure and test a server
  • ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
  • ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
  • ICTNWK518 Design an enterprise wireless local area network
  • ICTSAD503 Minimise risk of new technologies to business solutions
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk

What job will this course help me get?

  • Network Administrator
  • IT Administrator
  • IT Operations Administrator
  • Network Services Administrator
  • Network Support Coordinator
  • Network Operations Analyst
  • Network Security Coordinator
  • Network e-business Coordinator

What other studies can I do after this course?

ICT80415 Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering
ICT80515 Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications and Strategic Management
ICT80315 Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications
ICT80115 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and Strategic Management
ICT80215 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Sustainability
ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security
ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking
ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology VETiS
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology VETiS
ICT10115 Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements are specified in the training package, however to gain entry into this qualification the candidates must:

  • Complete the provisional enrolment form
  • Have basic computer skills
  • You will need to provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate), OR
  • If you don’t have a year 12 certificate, you must be assessed as displaying a required level of competence in both reading and numeracy. Upon discussion with a Careers Consultant you will be provided with a link and access to an LL&N Assessment which you must complete.
  • If you are not at least 18 years of age, parental consent will be required by completing an appropriate form.

What do I need to study this course?

The Program is delivered through Computer Power Institute, City Campus (Melbourne). All of the necessary facilities are provided to enable students to undertake the program.

  • Network and IT Students are required to use virtualisation technology to demonstrate competency.
  • Software and Website Development users of MAC and LINUX systems are also required to use virtualisation technology to demonstrate competency.

Computer Power recommend the following technical specifications as minimum requirements for students to access the online content/learning resources:

Diploma of Information Technology Networking and Diploma of Information Technology

  • 64bit CPU Capable of virtualisation (VT-x/AMD-v) with 4 cores
  • Minimum 8GB RAM
  • 150GB free HD space (internal or external) cloud storage is encouraged for backups but shouldn’t be included as 'Free HD Space'
  • 20GB of download allowance per month from your ISP
  • 64bit operating system. Windows/Mac/Linux

Diploma of Website Development and Diploma of Software Development

  • 64bit CPU with 2 cores (Mac and Linux machines must be capable of Virtualisation or be VT-x/AMD-v enabled in the BIOS)
  • Minimum 8GB RAM
  • 100GB free HD space (internal or external) cloud storage is encouraged for backups but shouldn’t be included as 'Free HD Space'
  • 20GB of download allowance per month from your ISP
  • 64bit operating system. Windows/Mac/Linux

Who’s here to help me in my studies and finding an IT job?

Holmesglen provides a range of support services to all learners who require additional assistance from specific support areas. For example:

  • Disability support
  • Learner employment
  • Counselling and wellbeing
  • On-line tutorials
  • Computer classes
  • Academic Skills Unit

Academic Support is offered on campus during the following hours – Mon-Thurs 7.30am – 10pm and Fri 7.30am – 6pm (AEST) and students attend campus for recommended 5 hour sessions, 4 - 5 days per week within these hours. Students are also encouraged to request support using the SMART system and academic staff are required to attend to the request within a 10 minute response time.

The Academic support is fostered using a mentoring and guiding methodology to support students throughout their learning. This ensures students are progressing, and are fully supported. The Academic staff are encouraged to form professional relationships with their assigned students to provide successful student outcomes.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL/CT)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) enables students to complete their Diploma earlier, reduce their study load and/or take on additional qualifications.

Recognition acknowledges a student’s previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience, relevant to the chosen Diploma and can be granted either by

  • RPL, through an assessment of previous skills, knowledge or experience; or by
  • CT, which allows a student to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed in other qualifications. Students have to clearly show that they have already gained the matching units of competency.AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    In relation to the chosen Diploma, we will discuss any RPL or CT possibilities with a student and grant them only if there is a direct match to its How is my course structured? and they meet its current requirements.

Why should I study a Diploma of Networking?

IT sector growth

Globally, IT, including networking, professionals are in high demand. The Australian Computer Society and Deloitte Access Economics reported in June 2015 that one of the fastest growing parts of the Australian economy is digital technologies. The economic contribution grew from $50 billion in 2011 to $79 billion in 2013-14.

The report found there has been 5% growth in the number of IT professionals, with an increase to 600,000 IT workers in 2014, and demand for a further 100,000 workers over the next six years. Despite the demand, the number of graduates with IT qualifications has declined significantly since the early 2000s.

As companies increase their reliance on technology, the demand for employees with networking technology experience increases.

"IT... Australia’s most important utility of this century."

You can do it! Networking starts with basic logic and connections. If you enjoy working with computers and have completed some secondary school maths, you could be ready to start your networking career by enrolling in a diploma. Networking qualifications (including the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification) give you the opportunity to build networks all over the globe, in companies of various sizes and across many industries.

Read how Callum went from a being a cabinet maker to supporting systems across Asia Pacific for a large global company after studying a Diploma of Information Technology Networking.

All courses delivered by Computer Power Institute, are on behalf of Holmesglen (TOID: 0416). You will be enrolled as a Holmesglen student and upon the successful completion of your course, will be awarded a qualification by Holmesglen. Holmesglen monitors this service for quality.

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