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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Industry recognition

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This is a nationally accredited qualification

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Course 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
  • 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
Upskilled Courses
  • 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 upon successful completion, certification for ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology - Internet of Things Specialisation.

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

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: $3,270

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Total course cost: $3,850

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No government funding available

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