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ICT50220
Diploma of

Information Technology (Cloud Engineering)

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Nationally recognised
Average 18-24 months
Upfront 15% off $4,680 (RRP $5,500)
20 units of competency
Flexible payments available
Government funding available

Summary

Keen to explore one of the fastest-growing IT fields today? Through our Diploma of Information Technology - Cloud Engineering (ICT50220) (Release 2), you'll equip yourself with the most in-demand tech skills to date: networking, cybersecurity, and business strategy - all applied to the ever-growing, lucrative world of cloud computing

Gain the required skill-areas to create cloud services that any modern business needs. This course will take you through the ins-and-outs of such technologies, preparing you for an exciting role 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

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Team leadership and collaboration
  • Building positive client relationships
  • Complex problem-solving and analysis

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Detail

Duration
Average 18-24 months
Units
20 units of competency
If you're interested in cloud computing development and its accompanied business strategies, you've found your ideal course. You'll get to zero in on the design, development, implementation, and management of cloud infrastructure; and how to optimise these virtual computing environments for better business outcomes. This qualification can help you launch your career in the cloud computing industry - a sector for which skills are in high demand, now and into the future.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


How many hours per week should I dedicate to my course?

We recommend spending at least 12-15 hours per week of study in order to stay on track with your studies. Based on this range, it may take you up to 24 months to complete a diploma-level qualification.

How quickly you finish a course is also dependent on your existing skills and experience.

This is simply a guide to help you better understand how many hours you ideally need to spend on your studies. We understand that everyone approaches learning differently, but rest assured, you'll still have a great level of control in your learning.
Work in a simulated workplace

In order to feel "work-ready" in the ICT industry, Upskilled ensures that you're working on real world scenarios.

By offering a simulated workplace, you'll get the chance to work on tasks that are commonly done in an ICT work environment. You'll have access to the simulated workplace via our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled. The aim of working in the simulated workplace is to set a context to the assessment tasks you would be required to complete.

 

Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials
  • Video content access to:
  • Pluralsight
  • LinkedIn Learning
Access to Pluralsight is provided as you progress throughout the course and may not be available or relevant in every unit.
 
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details. 

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be then be assigned to assess your elibigility for RPL and/or CT. 
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

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Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BSBCRT411
Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

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.

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.

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.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this 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.

Educators

Our IT trainers are highly dedicated and have the technical skills and knowledge needed to get you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. With a range of qualifications offered in web development, cyber security and networking, our specialist trainers will provide you with the guidance needed to find career success in IT.

The IT faculty will give you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers during your studies. The facilitation of 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom may be done throughout your course where you can receive further support and guidance by your trainers. It also gives you the opportunity to virtually collaborate with other students when undertaking your assessments. 

Entry requirements

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Upskilled always want to ensure that our students are enrolled in the right course for them.

These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:
  • have completed year 12, or equivalent
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'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.


*Additional eligibility criteria may be applicable and affected by other factors and personal circumstances. Please speak with our Education Consultants to confirm your eligibility for this course.
 

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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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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.
 

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