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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Course Description

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.

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*
  • 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
  • WHS
  • 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
  • HTML
Upskilled Courses/Workshops
  • Business Needs
  • Testing
  • 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:

  • 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

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

Inclusions

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.  

Prerequisites

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.

Resources

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 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

Career Outcomes

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.

or

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

Price and 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: $5,444

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Total course cost: $6,405

Government subsidies

No government funding available

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