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.


Industry recognition
Industry recognition

Complete this course and cover the learning materials required for Vendor Certification

Get recognised across Australia
Get recognised across Australia

This is a nationally accredited qualification

100% online delivery
100% online delivery

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Course 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*
  • 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
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Productivity Solutions – MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Cloud Platform; and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
  • CCNA
Vendor Neutral Courses
  • WHS
  • – Windows Server
  • – IT Security
  • – Routing
  • – Windows Server Power
  • – ITIL Foundations
  • – Researching
  • – Project Management
  • – Business Analysis
  • HTML
Upskilled Courses/Workshops
  • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
  • Business Need
  • 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 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 ICT50415/ICT50315 Dual Diploma of IT Networking 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).

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

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

Pay up-front

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

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Total course cost: $6,405

Government subsidies

No government funding available

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