The Dual Diploma of IT and IT Systems Administration combines both the Diploma of Information Technology and the Diploma of IT Systems Administration. The Diploma of Information Technology delivers skills and knowledge around the administration and management of ICT support while the Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration addresses competencies around the administration of networked computer systems.
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These qualifications provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies and for an individual to be competent in administering a variety of networked computer systems. The qualification has a strong information technology base of core units with the potential for inclusion of a range of broader industry-specific units in the areas of virtualisation, sustainability and project management to suit particular needs. Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.
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.
- MTA: Developer – HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
- MCSA: Windows 10 – Installing and Configuring Windows 10; and Configuring Windows Devices
- MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; and Administering Windows Server 2012; and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- MCSE: Mobility - MCSA: Windows 10 plus Deploying Windows Desktop and Enterprise Applications
Vendor Neutral Courses
- Lynda.com – Windows Server
- Lynda.com – IT Security
- Lynda.com – Windows Server Power
- Lynda.com – ITIL Foundations
- Lynda.com – Researching
- Lynda.com – Project Management
- Lynda.com – Business Analysis
- Business Needs
- Disaster Recovery
- Network Attached Storage
- SOHO Routers/Wireless
- IT Governance
* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- After achieving ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT40115 OR
- With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of systems administration areas, including systems, internet, and intranet support or similar
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 ICT50115/ICT50315 Dual Diploma of IT and IT Systems Administration.
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).
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|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|ICTICT509||Gather data to identify business requirements|
|ICTICT511||Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTNWK513||Manage system security|
|ICTSAS406||Implement and hand over system components|
|ICTSAS502||Establish and maintain client user liaison|
|ICTSAS505||Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans|
|ICTSAS512||Review and manage delivery of maintenance services|
|ICTSAS515||Manage the testing process|
|ICTTEN516||Produce technical solutions from business specifications|
|ICTNWK535||Install an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTNWK525||Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTNWK524||Install and configure network access storage devices|
|ICTNWK527||Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTNWK531||Configure an internet gateway|
|ICTICT504||Confirm transition strategy for a new system|
|ICTSAS518||Install and upgrade operating systems|
|ICTSAS517||Use network tools|
|ICTICT502||Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications|
|ICTWEB429||Create a markup language document to specification|
|ICTWEB504||Build a document using eXtensible markup language|
|ICTICT508||Evaluate vendor products and equipment|
|ICTSUS501||Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system|
|ICTTEN514||Install, configure and test a server|
|ICTSAS503||Perform systems tests|
|ICTPMG501||Manage ICT projects|
|ICTNWK505||Design, build and test a network server|
|ICTNWK509||Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks|
|ICTNWK501||Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions|
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Assistant IT manager
- Internet / Intranet Administrator
- Internet / Intranet Systems Administrator
- Systems Administrator
- IT Office Manager
- IT Systems Administrator
- Systems Manager
Pathways from this Qualification
ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or other ICT Advanced Diploma qualifications.
ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security, or a range of other ICT Advanced Diploma or Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications, or other relevant higher education sector qualifications
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