Course Code: ICT50415/ICT50315

The Dual Diploma of IT Networking and IT Systems Administration delivers both the The Diploma of IT Networking, which provides you with the skills to be competent in high-level network management and engineering, and the Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration, which addresses competencies around the administration of networked computer systems.


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  • Nationally Recognised
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  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 27 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    Both these qualifications provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security and e-business integration 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.

    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 10 – Pass Installing and Configuring Windows 10 exam; and Configuring Windows Devices exam
    • 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: Mobility - Pass MCSA: Windows 10 plus Deploying Windows Desktop and Enterprise Applications
    • 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
    • WHS
    • – Windows Server
    • – IT Security
    • – Routing
    • – Windows Server Power
    • – ITIL Foundations
    • – Researching
    • – Project Management
    • – Business Analysis
    • HTML
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Need
    • Testing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Network Attached Storage
    • SOHO Routers/Wireless
    • IT Governance

    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 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 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
    ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
    ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
    ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
    ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design
    BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 
    ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
    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
    ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
    ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
    ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
    ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
    ICTNWK511 Manage network security
    ICTNWK524 Install and configure network access storage devices 
    ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTSAS517 Use network tools
    ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
    ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
    ICTNWK501 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • Career Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Network Support Coordinator
    • Network Operations Analyst
    • Network Security Coordinator
    • Network e-Business Coordinator
    • Systems Administrator
    • IT Office Manager
    • IT Systems Administrator
    • Systems Manager
    • Assistant IT Manager
    • Systems Administrator 
    • IT Administrator

    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

  • Price and Payment Options

    Option 1 – Save 15%

    Save 15% ($961) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $5,444

    Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan

    No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $62 a week! Total course cost: $6,405


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