ICT50118
Diploma of

Information Technology

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Summary

Dive into your passion for all things digital with our ICT50118 - Diploma of Information Technology, where students will learn the fundamentals of administration and management of ICT support across a wide range of general technologies. Develop high level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming, and web development – providing you with the qualifications you need to take on managerial and senior roles in an IT environment.
 

Note: All IT training packages will be updated across Australia in 2021, which includes this course. This qualification remains a nationally recognised qualification and is still open for enrolment.

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Detail

Duration
12 months
Units
20 units
Over the course of 12 months, students will be trained through a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials, covering topics such as ICT project management, server configuration, development of workplace policy and procedures for sustainability, product evaluation, and more. Along with technical knowledge, students will also be trained in the basics of business needs, disaster recovery, and OHS within an ICT context.
Course structure

This course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials.

The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance. 

Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

Vendor Aligned Courses Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled courses/workshops
  • MCSA: Windows Server – Installing, Configuring and Managing Windows Server; and Networking with Windows Server and Administering Windows Server
  • Windows client Installing and Configuring
  • ITIL Foundations
  • Project Management
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • WHS
  • Business Needs
  • Testing
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Network Attached Storage
  • SOHO Routers/Wireless
  • IT Governance

* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course
Inclusions
Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
  • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support services
  • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
  • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
  • Practice - Practice exercise files are provided through eLearning to support understanding and application of knowledge.
  • video content access via:
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
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 to meet academic requirements. 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.
Simulated workplace
Candidates will have access to three simulated workplaces, ‘Talon Textile Fasteners’, ‘Springy Things ‘R’ US’ and ‘Skillage I.T.’, throughout the course to practice and complete assessments for various techniques and skills. Talon Textile Fasteners and Springy Things ‘R’ US are manufacturing organisations and Skillage I.T. is a service provider.  Candidates will work within the organisations’ framework to ensure they are following policy and legislative requirements.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below core units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the ICT50118 - Diploma of Information Technology.
BSBWHS501
Ensure a safe workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements. This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation.

BSBSUS501
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. It applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces and engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.

ICTICT509
Gather data to identify business requirements

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and document business requirements. It applies to individuals working as systems analyst developers and project team leaders, and managers responsible for gathering data to identify business requirements.

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.

ICTNWK535
Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement, virtualisation technologies to provide a more efficient and reliable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an enterprise.

ICTNWK525
Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment

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 working as senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation, by using virtualisation technologies.

ICTNWK524
Install and configure network access storage devices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, install and test a network access storage (NAS) device in a local area network (LAN). It applies to individuals who install, configure and test a NAS device.

ICTNWK527
Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage virtualisation technologies, with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals with excellent communication skills responsible for managing virtualisation technologies.

ICTNWK531
Configure an internet gateway

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to connect network hardware devices, mainly personal computers (PCs), to an internet gateway. It applies to individuals who are middle managers, network engineers, technical specialists or security analysts with excellent information communications and technology (ICT) skills who plan and implement networks, determine security threats and are involved in business budgeting.

ICTICT504
Confirm transition strategy for a new system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm a transition strategy to a new system, based on the revised system design and newly developed change management plan. It applies to individuals who work as part of a team in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) positions, and are required to plan for a transition to new system websites, networks or software.

ICTSAS518
Install and upgrade operating systems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain, install new and upgrade existing operating systems (OS) in a medium to large organisation. It applies to individuals who apply technical and specialised knowledge to undertake complex support operations.

ICTSAS517
Use network tools

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use tools to assist in managing a network effectively. It applies to individuals who apply technical and specialised knowledge to monitor security and resolve issues for the network.

ICTICT502
Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse requirements of the project specifications in order to produce a set of high-level component specifications. It applies to systems designers who are required to produce component specifications for programmers.

ICTWEB429
Create a markup language document to specification

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a text editor to design, create and save web pages to a given specification, rather than using an authoring tool. It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who interpret client briefs, generate a framework for internet information, and are resourceful in their application of technology in using a markup language.

ICTWEB504
Build a document using eXtensible markup language

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, and build, a valid extensible markup language (XML) document to suit a specified requirement. It applies to individuals working in development roles in a variety of information technology areas who are technically proficient in the use of XML documents.

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.

ICTSUS501
Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and integrate a virtual server in a network to replace multiple physical servers, reducing power requirements of individual servers and meeting sustainability targets. It applies to individuals with a high level of specialist technical skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

ICTTEN514
Install, configure and test a server

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake work on a server as part of an upgrade to an existing network or during the implementation of a new network. It applies to individuals, employed by telecommunications and information communications technology (ICT) networking provisioning companies, who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of ICT networks.

ICTPMG501
Manage ICT projects

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the initiation, implementation and completion of reasonably complex information and communications technology (ICT) projects incorporating scope, risk control and financial factors. It applies to individuals who utilise a range of specialised technical and managerial techniques to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

ICTSAS519
Perform systems tests

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the properties of the entire system are tested and proved adequate before handover to the client or user for final acceptance testing. It applies to experienced individuals employed in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) work environments who apply specialised and technical knowledge and systematic approaches to testing and fault finding.

Outcomes

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

Career outcomes
Vendor certification

This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certification:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 
  • Windows client Installing and Configuring
 

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.

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

Entry requirements

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Enrol anytime

As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have completed year 12, or
  • a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher, or
  • 4 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

You will also need to be at least 18 years at the time of applying for admission.


 

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
 
Software required

A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files.

Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc.

Language requirements

This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, practical assessments as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written & verbal communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

Completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following: A qualification at Certificate IV level or higher in an associated ICT filed OR 4 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Other requirements

The other requirement for this course is - To successfully meet the assessment requirements and demonstrate communication skills, you will need to work with one or two other people to participate in video or audio role-plays. It is your responsibility to find your own suitable role play participants.

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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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