Course Code: ICT50315

The Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration addresses skills and knowledge around the administration of networked computer systems. The qualification is structured around a strong base of core ICT units, with scope for including a range of broader industry-specific units in the fields of virtualisation, sustainability, and project management to suit particular professional needs and interests. VET FEE-HELP is available for this course, allowing you to study now, pay later!

  • Studying online
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  • Nationally Recognised
  • Rolling Start Dates
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  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 19 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    Course Structure

    This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.

    Vendor Courses Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • MCSA: Windows 8
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    • MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
    • ITIL Foundations
    • Project Management
    • Sustainability
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Needs
    • Testing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Service Desk Analyst 1&2

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    • With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of systems administration areas, including systems, internet, and intranet support or similar

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.


    Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.


    Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support, and certification upon successful completion.

    IT students also have access to Pluralsight's online training library, a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.  


    This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled.  Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).

  • Unit Outline

    The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. 

    The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance

    Unit Code
    Unit Name
    ICTTEN5204A Produce technical solutions from business specifications
    ICTSAS406 Implement and hand over system components
    ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
    ICTNWK513 Manage system security
    ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
    ICTSAS515 Manage the testing process
    BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
    ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
    ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
    ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTSAS517 Use network tools
    ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
    ICTSUS5187A Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
    ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
    ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
    ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTNWK501 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • Career Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Assistant IT manager
    • Assistant System Manager
    • Internet / Intranet Administrator
    • Internet / Intranet Systems Administrator
    • Systems Administrator

    Microsoft Certification Mapping

    This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certification:
    MCSA: Windows 8
    MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
    ITIL Foundations

    All recommended learning materials for these certifications are provided in this Upskilled Diploma, Microsoft Learning also recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product along with studying these materials.

    Further Study

    Pathways from the qualification:

    ICT Advanced Diploma or Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications, or other higher education sector qualifications

    For information about Pathways to University, click here.

    * Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change as these are managed by external organisations to Upskilled.

  • Upcoming Courses

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