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ICT50220

Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering)

Develop essential skills in networking, cybersecurity, and business strategy, tailored for the dynamic field of cloud computing. Gain the expertise to design critical cloud services for modern businesses.

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Course Summary

Duration
18-24 months
Units
20 units of competency
Explore one of today's fastest-growing IT fields with our ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology - Cloud Engineering (Release 2). Master in-demand tech skills like networking, cybersecurity, and business strategy, all within the lucrative realm of cloud computing. This online course equips you to create essential cloud services for modern businesses and prepares you for exciting roles in cloud, software, or systems engineering.

What you'll learn

This qualification comprises units that explore areas of cloud service development, configuration, and maintenance. You'll also dive into broader IT skills such as cybersecurity, client support, and business IT strategies. From the online course, you'll learn to:

  • Design and implement cloud infrastructure
  • Ensure high-level security in virtualised computing environments
  • Manage, configure, and improve cloud services
  • Develop disaster recovery plans for the cloud
  • Develop IT strategies according to business needs

What's Included?

Upskilled's ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology - Cloud Engineering online course provides you access to resources that enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging:

  • Specialist Trainers: Learn from experts with decades of industry experience.
  • Student Support: Get help from our dedicated Australian-based support team.
  • MyUpskilled Platform: Access course materials through our customised learning platform.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Enjoy video tutorials from industry leaders.
  • Industry-Relevant Learning: Access top vendor content from Microsoft and VMware Academy to help prepare for certifications.
  • Technology Job Portal: Connect directly with employers seeking your new skills.

VMware Training and Certification*

Enrol in our ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology - Cloud Engineering and benefit from integrated VMware training that enhances your qualifications in virtual computing environments.

  • ICTNWK420 - Install and Configure Virtual Machines: prepares you for the VMware Academy Micro Course on Cloud and Virtualisation Concepts, where you can earn a digital badge.
  • ICTNWK559 - Install an Enterprise Virtual Computing Environment: Leads to the VMware Academy Certification Course in Data Center Virtualization Core Technical Skills. Also leads to the VMware certification course, including a 70% discount voucher for the VMware Certified Technical Associate: Data Center Virtualization exam.

These units provide the essential skills and training needed to secure VMware certifications that are highly valued in the IT industry.

*Please note that the VMware inclusion of this course is non-accredited and does not classify as Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) or falls under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

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Course Detail

Self-Paced Learning and Course Duration

Upskilled's flexible, self-paced online courses let you balance personal and work schedules. With a training plan to keep you on track, most students complete the course in 12-18 months, but motivated learners can finish faster. Speak with an Education Consultant to discuss your study and completion goals.

Assessment

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology - Cloud Engineering online course includes research-based assessments where you'll answer questions based on covered concepts. You'll also work on scenario-based projects and build a portfolio of digital assets (photography, audio, video, text) to showcase your skills when applying for jobs.

Work in a Simulated Workplace

Gain practical experience by working on real-world tasks in a simulated ICT workplace. Access this environment through our MyUpskilled platform and develop job-ready skills while completing online assessment tasks.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) with supporting evidence of prior education or work experience. This can reduce your study load or course duration. Speak with your Education Consultant before enrolment for details, or download the application from MyUpskilled after enrolment. A trainer will assess your eligibility.

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this online qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
  • BSBXCS402
    Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security.

  • BSBCRT512
    Originate and develop concepts

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level. The unit applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process. This may include marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs and entertainment events. These individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy and also collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts for implementation.

  • ICTICT532
    Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation's code of ethics and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.

  • BSBXTW401
    Lead and facilitate a team

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for team leader or supervisor level (depending on organisational structure) workers with responsibility for others or teams.

  • ICTICT517
    Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) products and systems match the strategic direction of the organisation. It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include improving, evaluating, acquiring, maintaining and supporting ICT for organisations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • ICTSAS527
    Manage client problems

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise and support clients to manage and resolve problems in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who apply high level technical and specialised knowledge in assisting clients to support, manage and resolve problems.

  • ICTICT435
    Create technical documentation

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear and understandable for the target audience and both easy to navigate and apply. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff, who are required to produce technical support documents of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related work.

  • ICTCYS407
    Gather, analyse and interpret threat data

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather data from various sources, analyse, and interpret information for threats, inconsistencies and discrepancies. It applies to individuals who work in information technology security, including network and security specialists, and gather logs from devices, check abnormalities and respond accordingly. These individuals are responsible for supporting and preventing cyber threats attacking data in all business functions and in any industry context.

  • ICTICT426
    Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify emerging technologies and practices in the ICT sector and evaluate their potential impact on organisational practices. It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

  • ICTNWK420
    Install and configure virtual machines

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.

  • ICTNWK559
    Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies to implement and enhance the efficiency and reliability of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals working in senior networking roles, and responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation or similar environment.

  • ICTNWK546
    Manage network security

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network. It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expertise and lead the development of strategic reviews of security and provide technical advice, guidance and leadership in resolution of specified problems.

  • ICTSAS524
    Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement an incident response plan. The results of the incident response plan must be evaluated if they affect the mission of the organisation. It applies to individuals who apply high-level technical skills and specialised knowledge to provide broad systems administration and support functions.

  • ICTSAS526
    Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the impact of the system on the organisation and carry out risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning. It applies to individuals who apply a wide range of higher-level technical skills and systematic problem-solving approaches in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related areas.

  • BSBXCS404
    Contribute to cyber security risk management

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to cyber security risk management, which includes assisting in developing and managing associated risk management strategies. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles who work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies.

  • BSBPEF402
    Develop personal work priorities

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance. The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.

  • ICTCLD505
    Implement cloud infrastructure with code

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create and implement cloud infrastructure as code using cloud platform templates. This includes creating templates, then using the templates to create and update cloud infrastructure. The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to program, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions for a business.

  • ICTCLD506
    Implement virtual network in cloud environments

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and configure a virtual network according to networking requirements for a multi-tiered application on a cloud platform. The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to program, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions to support a business.

  • ICTCLD507
    Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure, deploy and monitor a range of technology resources of core cloud computing service on a cloud platform. The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to provision, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions for a business with little guidance or supervision. These ICT professionals may work from designs developed by cloud architects and focus on operational concerns, including automation and maintaining cloud resources.

  • ICTCLD508
    Manage infrastructure in cloud environments

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure, monitor, maintain and update resources running in a cloud environment. It applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing environments and responsible for the day-to-day running of cloud resources.

Completion Certificate

Entry requirements

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There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:
  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment. 

To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:
  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 12.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.

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RRP $5,500

 

Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

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Career outcomes

Students who successfully complete this online qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways
This course might include a pathway to university, which are subject to change. Please speak to one of our Education Consultants for more information.

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Our IT trainers are dedicated professionals with the skills and knowledge to keep you updated on the latest industry trends. They offer qualifications in web development, cybersecurity, and networking, providing the guidance you need to succeed in IT.

The IT faculty fosters a supportive learning environment with 'Ask Me Anything' Zoom sessions, where you can receive guidance and collaborate with fellow students.

FAQs

What are the benefits of studying a course on Cloud Engineering?

Studying a course on Cloud Engineering can give you the training needed to pursue roles related to the specialisation. The ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering) is a qualification that can give you the most up-to-date skill set across cloud computing, as well as learn a variety of tech skills related to networking, cyber security and networking.

You'll learn skills and knowledge around cloud infrastructure, virtualised computing environments and developing IT strategies that fit the needs of a business. This course may also help you develop some key transferable skills including collaboration, building positive client relationships and complex problem-solving.

 

What factors should I consider before enrolling in a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering)?

While there are no entry requirements for the ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering) course, ideally you'll have one of the following to be able to make progress in the course:
 
  • You have completed Year 12, or equivalent; or
  • Have a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher; or
  • Have 4 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication 
Since this course is online and has an average completion time of 18-24 months, you'll need to be self-motivated and dedicated to your course to finish in this expected time frame. 

Having some background knowledge in basic cloud computing or related field can help you make a move on this course. 

 

How to enrol in a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering)?

To enrol in the ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering), you'll need to fill out an enquiry form via our website providing us with your details including your name, best contact number and email address. 

You'll also need to answer the following question as part of your enquiry: What best describes you?

You may be someone looking to:
 
  • Change careers
  • Start a career
  • Returning to work
  • Get a promotion
  • Expand your skill set
One of our education consultants will be in touch with you within 48 hours to discuss your eligibility and will ask you questions to see if this course best matches your career goals. 

You'll also have the opportunity to talk about payment options, learning content and the possible outcomes you can pursue after you finish this course.

 

Are cloud computing courses hard?

Cloud computing courses are not difficult if you have the right cloud computing foundations and knowledge principles set in place. By studying a Diploma in Information Technology (Cloud Engineering), it can help you prepare for real work readiness, you are setting yourself up to be an expert at cloud computing technology and increase your chances of success in the cloud computing field.

 

What are the benefits of learning cloud computing?

Building specialised cloud computing skills through online learning offers plenty of benefits for aspiring cloud professionals. If you’re new to the world of cloud computing or already have some experience, our qualifications can help take your skills to the next level.

Our cloud computing courses make it easy for you to get your foot through the door as a cloud computing expert by equipping you with the skills which employers are constantly on the lookout for.

 

Is there an age limit to learning cloud computing?

You need to be over the age of 18 to enrol in a cloud computing course. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned professional looking to change careers, you can start learning today.

 

Do I need a background in IT to study cloud computing?

This online cloud computing certification is suitable for both newcomers and experienced professionals. It is not necessary to have a background in IT to be eligible for this cloud computing course.

 

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