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ICT50118 & ICT50418
Dual Diploma of

IT and IT Networking

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30 units

Summary

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Get a well-rounded qualification within the ICT discipline through our dual diploma package of ICT50118 - Diploma of Information Technology and ICT50418 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking – a course that packages both skills together for a refined skillset that acknowledges both high-level network management as well as the administration and management of ICT support. Students will learn to work with computer networks and ICT support tasks as either an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team.
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Being able to access my course and content whenever I had time allowed me to complete both diplomas quickly and conveniently.
Chad Combes
, Information Technology Support Worker
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Detail

Our 12 month package course will be conducted through a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials, focusing on the design, development, and management of complex ICT networks and the project management, research, business analysis, and WHS knowledge needed within an ICT context. Qualified individuals will be able to pursue roles such as an assistant IT manager, network operations analyst, intranet administrator, and more.
  • Course structure

    This package course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials and 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 - HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
    • MCSA: Windows client – Installing and Configuring Windows client; and Configuring Windows Devices
    • MCSA: Windows Server – Installing and Configuring Windows Server; and Administering Windows Server; and Configuring Windows Server
    • MCSE: Mobility - MCSA: Windows client plus Deploying Windows Desktop and Enterprise Applications
    • WHS
    • LinkedIn Learning – IT Security
    • LinkedIn Learning – Routing
    • LinkedIn Learning  – ITIL Foundations
    • LinkedIn Learning – Researching
    • LinkedIn Learning – Project Management
    • LinkedIn Learning – Business Analysis
    • HTML
    • Business Need
    • Testing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Network Attached Storage
    • SOHO Routers/Wireless
    • IT Governance
     

    * 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 ICT or existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining a ICT50118 & ICT50418 Dual Diploma of IT and IT Networking.  

    As a guide, entrants to this program may:

    • have 1-2 years of experience with ICT products
    • 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.

    To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.

  • 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
    • tutorials
    • 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. 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

These qualifications 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 package 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 the ICT60115 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, ICT60215 - Advanced Diploma of Network Security, or a range of other relevant higher education sector qualifications.
     
  • Vendor certification mapping

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

    • MCSA: Windows Server
    • Windows client Installing and Configuring
    • MCSE: Server Infrastructure
    • MCSE: Messaging
    • MCSE: Private Cloud
    • CCNA
    • 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.
 
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK529
    Install and manage complex ICT networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage enterprise-wide information and communications technology (ICT) networks. It applies to individuals with excellent ICT skills who are working as senior networking staff responsible for the sustainability of an organisation by using virtualisation technologies in complex computing environments of medium- to-large companies to provide network services and resources.

  • 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.

  • ICTTEN611
    Produce an ICT network architecture design

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client, and produce a set of architecture design solutions to cater for present and future forecast demands. It applies to individuals working in the field who carry out design and implementation of technical solutions of information communications technology (ICT) networks, employed by telecommunications and information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies of ICT networks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK509
    Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build a high performance, high security, failure resistant security perimeter, for an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network. It applies to individuals with excellent ICT expertise who are working as middle managers, including information security managers, network engineers, network technicians and security analysts.

  • ICTNWK513
    Manage system security

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security on an operational system. It applies to individuals working in middle management in technical advice, guidance and leadership roles such as security managers and security analysts responsible for implementing and managing the organisations security management system.

  • ICTNWK505
    Design, build and test a network server

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test a server in a complex network environment. It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles, such as network engineers who are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.

  • ICTNWK507
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use the appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate and troubleshoot, medium enterprise routers. It applies to individuals working as network technicians, network administrator and network support.

  • ICTNWK508
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches. It applies to individuals working as help desk technicians and network support technicians.

  • ICTNWK511
    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 excellent information and communications technology (ICT) expertise who lead the development of strategic reviews of security and provide technical advice, guidance and leadership in resolution of specified problems.

  • ICTSAS505
    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.

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