Course Code: ICT40115

It is projected that 50 billion devices will be connected online by 2020, creating endless systems of systems, or networks, of objects and things that will collect and exchange information and data. This is what is now known as the Internet of Things. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) stream of qualification offers pathways into a number of IT qualifications at Diploma level. The focus of this stream for Internet of Things provides a foundation for understanding and ability to incorporate electronics and programming to create a “whole of system” function specific for business cases.


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  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 20 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support.

    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.


    Upskilled delivers this qualification online to provide access to participants hindered by time or location constraints. Providing access to the courseware 24/7 via our customised online learning portal, MyUpskilled ensures those currently working or living in outer metropolitan and rural areas have access to high quality learning and the opportunity to further their education.

    Upskilled utilises the latest technology in providing a learning environment that is welcoming and provides the best opportunity for participant success via multiple delivery and assessment modes.

    Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses
    • Writing Research Papers
    • Introduction to the Internet of Things
    • Comp TIA A+ 
    • Introduction to Raspberry Pi
    • Github 
    • Programming for the Internet of Things 
    • Github Repository for the Raspberry Pi Python Code 
    • Introduction to Business Analysis
    • Databases and SQLite
    • Working in the Cloud
    • Ethics in Leadership 
    • Work in an ICT Environment
    • Introduction to Customer Service
    • Researching
    • Business Needs Analysis
    • Translate Business Needs
    • Enterprise Strategic Direction
    • Writing Technical Documentation
    • Privacy
    • Ethics in IT 
    • Copyright
    • Environmental Procedures in the Workplace
    • Work Health and Safety

    Entry Requirements

    All candidates must fulfill at least one of following requirements for entry to this program

    • Hold a certificate III in ICT or similar discipline, or equivalent qualification.
    • Provide evidence of a minimum of 12 months ICT industry experience.
    • Hold a Vendor certification from any of the following vendors...
      • Microsoft – Novell – Cisco – Citrix – Red Hat – CompTIA – IBM – HP – EC-Council – VMware
    • Pass an entry test provided by Upskilled
    • Successfully complete the Foundations Programme offered by Upskilled, either on campus or online e-Learning

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

    • After achieving ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media, and Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT30115 including a Vendor certification


    • With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using a range of information technologies.

    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 certification upon successful completion.

    IT students also have access to the and online training library. These provide 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. There is also a requirement to purchase a Raspberry Pi 2 and an electronics kit in order to undertake the training. A valid credit card or PayPal account is required as purchase can currently only be made online. Full details will be provided upon enrolment.

    Access to a Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification.

  • Unit Outline

    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 Description
    BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultative processes
    BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
    ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
    ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    ICTICT423 Select cloud storage strategies
    ICTNWK409 Create scripts for networking
    ICTNWK410 Install hardware to a network
    ICTPRG405 Automate processes
    ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
    ICTPRG413 Use a library or pre-existing components
    ICTPRG419 Analyse software requirements
    ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
    ICTDBS408 Link an RFID system to a database
    ICTICT403 Apply software development methodologies
    ICTICT405 Develop detailed technical design
    ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
    ICTPMG401 Support small scale ICT projects
    ICTICT421 Connect, maintain and configure hardware components
    ICTPRG401 Maintain open-source code programs
  • Career Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Junior electronic circuit assembler
    • IoT assembler
    • IoT service technician
    • IoT customer support
    • Junior IoT software development
    • IoT data administrator
    • IoT data analyst
    • IoT infrastructure installer / support

    Further Study

    Pathways from this qualification include:

    ICA50111 Diploma of Information Technology or a range of other diploma qualifications

  • Payment

    Option 1 – Save 15%

    Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,270

    Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan

    No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $38 a week! Total course cost: $3,850


    Upskilled has teamed up with zipMoney to offer you flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest free payment plans, allowing you start studying now without the financial burden! Applications for Zip Money literally only take a few minutes! Find out more about ZipMoney.

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    Government Funding and Incentives

    At both 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 find that their courses are heavily subsidised*.

    *Eligibility for traineeships & User Choice is determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. Further information can be found at

    Centrelink Financial Support Services

    This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including  Youth Allowance Austudy and  AbstudyClick here for more info.

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