The Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (ICT) provides high level information and communications technology, process improvement and business skills and knowledge to enable an individual to be effective in senior ICT roles within organisations. The qualification builds on a base core of management competencies, with specialist and general elective choices to suit particular ICT and business needs, especially in the areas of knowledge management and systems development.

Industry recognition
Industry recognition

Complete this course and cover the learning materials required for Vendor Certification

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Get recognised across Australia

This is a nationally accredited qualification

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100% online delivery

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Course Description

The qualification builds on a base core of management competencies, with specialist and general elective choices to suit particular ICT and business needs, especially in the areas of knowledge management and systems development.

Course Structure

This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.

Vendor Courses*
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; and Administering Windows Server 2012; and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Cloud Platform; and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
Vendor Neutral Courses
  • Project Management
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • ITIL Foundations
  • Business Analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Change Management
Upskilled Courses/Workshops
  • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
  • Business Needs
  • Testing
  • Sustainability

* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however the preferred pathway for candidates include:

  • Successful completion of any ICT Diploma or Advanced Diploma OR
  • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network engineering or ICT roles

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.


Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.


Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support and upon successful completion, certification for ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

IT students also have access to Pluralsight's online training library, a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.  


This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled. Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).

Unit Outline

The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma.

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

Unit Code
Unit Name
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
ICTICT610Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPMG609Plan and direct complex ICT projects
ICTICT608Interact with clients on a business level
ICTSUS601Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
ICTSAS601Implement change-management processes
ICTICT602Develop contracts and manage contracted performance
ICTSAD605Elicit ICT requirements
ICTPMG606Manage ICT project quality
BSBMGT608Manage innovation and continuous improvement
ICTSAD504Implement quality assurance processes for business solutions
BSBINN601Lead and manage organisational change
ICTICT606Develop communities of practice
ICTICT601Develop ICT strategic and action plans
ICTSAD505Develop technical requirements for business solutions
ICTICT508Evaluate vendor products and equipment

Career Outcomes

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Knowledge Management Analyst
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Manager, IT Infrastructure Solutions
  • Business Development Manager
  • Software Manager.

Microsoft Certification Mapping

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

MCSA: Windows Server 2012
MCSE: Private Cloud
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.

Further Study

Pathways from the qualification

ICT Graduate Certificate qualifications or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.

For information about Pathways to University, click here.

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

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $5,397.50

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Total course cost: $6,350

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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