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ICT50818
Diploma of

Systems Analysis and Design

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Duration
12 months
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Units
21 units

Summary

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Do you have a talent for coming up with creative solutions? Have keen attention to detail? Refine your skills in the ICT sphere with our Diploma of Systems Analysis and Design. Students will learn how to think outside the box to come up with effective ways to meet the systems needs of their clientele, and advance their knowledge in the realm of programming, operating systems, and hardware.
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Detail

On top of learning how to apply technical strategies and solutions to match the ICT needs of a business; students will also be trained in designing databases, modelling data processes and objects, and reviewing existing software. Qualified individuals will be able to find employment opportunities as a business analyst, systems analyst, applications architect, and more.
  • 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 Courses* Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • MTA: Developer – Software Development Fundamentals
    • MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014; and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases; and Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
    • MCSE: Data Management and Analytics
    • MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014; and Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server
    • ITIL Foundations
    • Project Management
    • Java
    • WH&S
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Needs
    • Testing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Technical Documentation
    • Sustainability
    • Service Desk Analyst 1 & 2

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

    There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

    Target audience for this program are individuals who express and interest in gaining higher knowledge in Systems Analysis and Design or existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining a Diploma in Systems Analysis and Design.  

    As a guide, entrants to this program may:

    • have 1-2 years of experience with ICT development
    • hold a certificate III or IV in a similar discipline
    • hold a premier vendor certification
    • ​complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly
     

    This program would also suit participants wishing to gain entry to higher level ICT discipline qualifications or employment at level 3 Support or Systems Analysis and Design.

  • 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, vendor and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

  • Career outcomes
  • University pathways
    This course might include a pathway to university. University pathways are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

    The pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include ICT Advanced Diploma qualifications or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.

    Charles Sturt University
    CSU is dedicated to excellence in the delivery of higher education and has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional education delivered by dedicated professionals with practical and relevant industry experience. Upskilled has an articulation agreement in place with Charles Sturt University. Graduates may be eligible for guaranteed entry and credit transfer into the following Bachelor Degree/s after successful completion of select Upskilled qualifications. For more information on CSU articulatons click here.

     

    Southern Cross University
    ​Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and many are available in a dynamic online form.  Upskilled has an articulation agreement in place with Southern Cross University. Graduates may be eligible for guaranteed entry and credit transfer into the following Bachelor Degree/s after successful completion of select Upskilled qualifications. For more information on SCU Articulations click here.
  • Vendor certification

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

    MTA: Software Development Fundamentals
    MCSA: SQL Server 2012
    MCSE: Data Platform
    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.

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

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.
  • ICTDBS502
    Design a database

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish client needs and technical requirements and to design a database that meets those requirements. It applies to individuals employed as database administrators and designers who are required to design databases.

  • ICTICT401
    Determine and confirm client business requirements

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine client business system requirements and verify the accuracy of the information gathered. It applies to information and communications technology (ICT) personnel who are required to analyse client expectations and needs, and recommend business system changes.

  • ICTICT403
    Apply software development methodologies

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply traditional and non-traditional systems development methodologies. It applies to individuals in a senior development role who exercise discretion and judgement to create solutions using appropriate technical knowledge and analysis skills.

  • ICTICT418
    Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTTEN516
    Produce technical solutions from business specifications

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client and produce viable business solutions. It applies to individuals who carry out network design and implementation of practical technical solutions of information and communication technology (ICT) networks. They are employed by telecommunications and information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies of ICT networks.

  • ICTICT510
    Determine appropriate ICT strategies and solutions

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the information and communications technology (ICT) goals, objectives and future requirements for an organisation and determine the best ICT systems solution. It applies to individuals who administer and manage ICT support and participate in the development of strategic initiatives in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK514
    Model preferred system solutions

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to fit a physical model into the design phase of the methodology. It applies to individuals working as system designers who are required to model proposed solutions.

  • 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.

  • ICTPRG515
    Review developed software

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review developed software in relation to quality standards. This involves reviewing quality standards, determining development quality issues, and closely reviewing specific quality areas. It applies to individuals who are senior programmers who ensure the quality of software produced by others.

  • ICTPRG518
    Monitor the system pilot

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor the implementation of a system pilot, and to evaluate its performance through testing and review. It applies to individuals who are senior programmers and systems analysts who implement systems.

  • ICTSAS502
    Establish and maintain client user liaison

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain client user liaison in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment, post support implementation. This occurs after the business critical functions have been determined. It applies to individuals who are responsible for system and business analysis and administration, and liaising with clients to ensure that their requirements are fully met.

  • ICTSAD501
    Model data objects

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand business operations, identify entities and data, diagrammatically represent their relationships, and prepare a data model. It applies individuals who have a broad range of analytical, technical and communication skills and who work within broad but established parameters.

  • ICTSAD502
    Model data processes

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather process data and business information in order to model data processes within an organisation. It applies to individuals who can apply a broad range of technical knowledge and skills within the context of a complex project.

  • ICTSAS422
    Scope implementation requirements

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to define boundaries and deliverables of a system installation project, in one location, in the context of an overall implementation plan. It applies to individuals who apply specialised and technical knowledge to strategic initiatives and project planning.

  • 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.

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