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Diploma of Information Technology


Diploma of Information Technology reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialized 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).

Course Cost

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Course Duration

52 weeks

Course Key Information

Delivery Method:

Face to Face at Level 5, 85 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Education Pathways:

The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:

  •  ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Career Outcomes: Once you have successfully completed the ICT 50220 Diploma of Information Technology you can apply for jobs within a variety of information and communication technology (ICT) roles who have established specialized skills in a technical ICT function, advanced networking, database and data management, telecommunications network engineering, systems analysis, systems administration
Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this qualification or any of the units of competency contained within it.
Admission Requirements:
  • All students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission at Australian National Academy of
  • Entry into this course requires an IELTS band score of 6.0 or PTE Score of 50 or equivalent or in line with Department of Home Affairs (DHA) regulations.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for
    entry into this qualification.
  • You will be required to complete a Pre-Training Review to determine your suitability for this qualification.
  • Completing a Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN) assessment.  ACSF Level 3 in learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy are desirable to participate in this course.
  • Mature-age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within a chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements.
Other Costs:

Application Fee: $200 (non-refundable)

Resource Fee: $300 (non-refundable)

Course Structure

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology requires the completion of 20 units 6 Core and 14 Electives

Unit codeUnit Name
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

Electives (Advanced Networking Specialisation)

ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK546Manage network security
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTWEB513Build a dynamic website
ICTWEB518Build a document using extensible markup language
ICTICT519Develop detailed component specifications from project
ICTWEB520Develop complex cascading style sheets
CTPMG505Manage ICT projects
ICTSA518Install and Upgrade Operating system
ICTSA506Update ICT system operational procedure
ICTSA528Review and develop ICT maintenance strategy
ICTNWK615Design and configure desktop virtualization
ICTNWK542Install, Operate, and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK556Identify and resolve network problems
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Delivery Arrangements

This program is to be delivered in a classroom-based environment at the main campus at Level 5, 85 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. Each unit is delivered face to face to develop the knowledge and theoretical understandings required to undertake business roles and prepare for dealing with situations that arise in a business setting.

Students will be provided with a detailed learner guide and learning materials to support the assessment activities. The learning materials will include learning assessments and other reference material available from trainers relevant to the unit of competence being delivered. The learning materials will include learning assessments and other reference material available from trainers relevant to the unit of competence being delivered.

Assessment Methods

Ridge International College use a range of assessment methods to determine overall competency requirements for this unit of competency, which includes but not limited to:

  • Written/Oral questions
  • Written Assignment
  • Case studies and Project tasks
  • Roleplay and class activities

Students are informed about specific assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit of competency along with the submission/completion timeframe. As this is competency-based training, the outcome of the student assessment will be deemed Competent (C ) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).

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RPL/Credit Transfer

Students can apply for recognition of prior learning, and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments, and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification. You can also apply for course credit if you have completed the same unit previously. To apply for RPL or credit transfer indicate your preference in the application form or speak to our staff at the time of enrolment. Refer to RPL/Credit Transfer policy for details.