Course Code: ICT50415

The Diploma of Information Technology Networking addresses skills and knowledge around the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security, and e-business integration. The qualification facilitates careers both as independent ICT specialists or integrated ICT team members.


  • Studying online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Rolling Start Dates
  • Access to
  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 16 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    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 Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Pass Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam; and Administering Windows Server 2012 exam; and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam
    • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – Pass MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam
    • MCSE: Productivity Solutions – Pass MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 exam
    • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – Pass MCSA: Cloud Platform; and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud exam
    • CCNA
    • ITIL Foundations
    • WHS
    • – Windows Server
    • – IT Security
    • – Routing
    • – Windows Server Power
    • – ITIL Foundations
    • – Researching
    • – Project Management
    • – Business Analysis
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Network Attached Storage
    • SOHO Routers/Wireless
    • IT Governance

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations, or support coordinator/technician.

    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 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.  


    There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

    Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.


    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
    ICTSUS501Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
    ICTTEN611Produce an ICT network architecture design
    ICTICT511Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
    ICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networks
    ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    ICTNWK507Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
    ICTNWK505Design, build and test a network server
    ICTNWK509Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
    ICTNWK525Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTSAS505Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
    ICTNWK508Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
    ICTNWK527Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTNWK524Install and configure network access storage devices
    ICTNWK513Manage system security
    ICTNWK535Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTNWK511Manage network security
  • Career Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Network Administrator
    • IT Administrator
    • IT Operations Administrator
    • Network Services Administrator
    • Network Support Coordinator
    • Network Operations Analyst
    • Network Security Coordinator
    • Network e-Business Coordinator

    Microsoft Certification Mapping

    This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certifications:
    MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    MCSE: Server Infrastructure
    MCSE: Messaging
    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:

    ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security; a range of other ICT Advanced Diploma or Vocational 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

    Option 1 – Save 15%

    Save 15% ($675) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,825

    Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan

    No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $44 a week! Total course cost: $4,500


    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.

    Terms and Conditions Apply

    Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents

    This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled click here. 

    If you're a NSW resident, why not find out now if you're eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidy?  

    This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374

    Option 4 - Skilled Capital for ACT Residents

    This Upskilled qualification is approved under the Skilled Capital program and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the ACT Skills List. For more information on Skilled Capital click here

    Option 5 - Higher Level Skills Program for QLD Residents

    This Upskilled qualification is approved under the Higher Level Skills program and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the QLD Skills List. For more information on Higher Level Skills click here.

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