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ICT60115
Advanced Diploma of

Information Technology

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Duration
12 months
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Units
16 units

Summary

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Got a love for all things technology? Our Advanced Diploma of Information Technology can turn your passion into a career through high-level training that covers change management, sustainability, leadership and management, and strategy development within an ICT environment. Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake senior, managerial roles in an IT environment.
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Detail

The fundamentals of project management, leadership, business analysis, and communication skills will be covered by this course, along with technical training in the planning and direction of complex ICT projects. Students will also learn how to manage the quality of ICT projects and maintain innovation and continuous improvement. At the end of this course, individuals should be able to find employment opportunities in senior ICT roles such as business development manager, software manager, knowledge management analyst, and more.
  • 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.

    The course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

    Vendor Courses*
    Vendor Neutral Courses
    Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; and Administering Windows Server 2012; and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Cloud Platform; and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
    • Project Management
    • Management
    • Leadership
    • ITIL Foundations
    • Business Analysis
    • Communication skills
    • Change Management
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Needs
    • Testing
    • Sustainability

    *vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course
  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

    • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments such as senior network engineering or ICT roles
    • Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in an ICT field
  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.

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.
  • BSBWOR502
    Lead and manage team effectiveness

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate all aspects of teamwork within the organisation. It involves taking a leadership role in the development of team plans, leading and facilitating teamwork and actively engaging with the management of the organisation.

  • ICTICT608
    Interact with clients on a business level

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interact with clients at a management level. It applies to individuals working as management personnel in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) areas who are responsible for maintaining client relationships.

  • ICTICT610
    Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the issues of copyright and professional and ethical conduct in a team, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner. It applies to individuals who operate at a senior level with a high degree of autonomy in managing policies and system security.

  • ICTPMG609
    Plan and direct complex ICT projects

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, plan, control and finalise complex information and communications technology (ICT) projects. It applies to individuals who may be required to use high-level business and project management skills to ensure effective and timely delivery of projects.

  • ICTSUS601
    Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate sustainability concepts and policies into information and communications technology (ICT) planning and design projects. These projects typically involve upgrades of equipment hardware and software or new installations of next generation networks (NGN) using emerging technologies. It applies to individuals who have high level specialist technical skills and knowledge in optical communications and IT networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

  • ICTICT508
    Evaluate vendor products and equipment

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and test a range of vendor products and equipment against a client's business requirements. It applies to individuals in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) areas who are required to assess hardware and software products.

  • ICTICT602
    Develop contracts and manage contracted performance

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to negotiate and document contractual arrangements between clients and vendors, and to monitor and manage performance against agreed contractual obligations. It applies to individuals who work in senior information and communications technology (ICT) management roles who are required to contract both staff and suppliers.

  • ICTSAS601
    Implement change-management processes

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply techniques that facilitate the planning, implementation and monitoring of information and communications technology (ICT) change. It applies to experienced individuals who provide specialised technical advice, guidance and leadership in a range of areas requiring change-management in ICT systems.

  • ICTSAD504
    Implement quality assurance processes for business solutions

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to define and implement quality assurance processes and procedures to ensure that business solutions achieve quality performance expectations. It applies to senior information and communications technology (ICT) staff in a range of areas that are required to ensure quality in ICT systems.

  • ICTSAD505
    Develop technical requirements for business solutions

    This unit describes the outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop technical and related requirements that will enable business solutions to be implemented in an organisation. It applies to individuals who are responsible for performing complex technical analysis to complete a range of tasks and provide solutions to complex problems.

  • BSBINN601
    Lead and manage organisational change

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies. It applies to managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area. The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.

  • BSBMGT608
    Manage innovation and continuous improvement

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded. It applies to people with managerial responsibilities who aim to build a better and more effective work environment. Continuous improvement and innovation have links with the model of the learning organisation and people working at this level play an important role in building the culture, values and attitudes of the organisation.

  • ICTICT601
    Develop ICT strategic and action plans

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create strategic and action plans in alignment with organisational IT goals and strategies.

  • ICTICT606
    Develop communities of practice

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify areas that would benefit from communities of practice (CoPs), and to develop such communities. It applies to individuals who work in senior information and communications technology (ICT) management roles and are responsible for teams and their production.

  • ICTSAD605
    Elicit ICT requirements

    This unit describes the outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake and engage stakeholders in the key task of defining information and communications technology (ICT) requirements. This unit applies to individuals required to ensure that requirements elicited are complete, clear, correct and consistent, and can serve as a solid foundation for the solution to the business needs.

  • ICTPMG606
    Manage ICT project quality

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement quality assurance processes using quality control data to ensure continuous improvement for the benefit of current and future information and communications technology (ICT) projects. It applies to individuals who may be required to apply high level business management, quality and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that projects are delivered, evaluated and monitored in accordance with organisational quality management systems and processes.

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