110474F– ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications
technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in specialist fields, working
independently, as part of a team or leading deliverables with others. They may apply their skills
across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner
(sole trader/contractor).

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and
    security within ICT networks.
  • advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing
    data, and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements.
  • back-end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture
    and data.
  • business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance
    processes and contingency plans for businesses.
  • cloud architecture: developing, improving, and designing cloud infrastructure, including
    disaster recovery plans.
  • cloud engineering: building, implementing, and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual
  • cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and
    developing disaster recovery and contingency plans.
  • database and data management: creating, designing, and monitoring systems that store
    data and optimise organisational knowledge management.
  • front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience
    solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages.
  • game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software
    through scripts and storyboards.
  • game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building
    graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development.
  • systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot
    system applications.
  • systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT
    system solutions.
  • telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications,
    regulations and legislative requirements across network projects.

Quick Facts

Course name: Diploma of Information Technology
VET National Code: ICT50220
CRICOS Course Code: 1110474F
Duration: 78 Weeks (including 24 Weeks holiday)

Tuition Fee: $18,000 for 18 months duration ($12,000 per year).

Job Opportunities

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology qualification can lead to various career
opportunities with job titles such as:

  • ICT Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • IT Support Analyst/Technician
  • Assistant IT Manager
  • ICT Consultant

Entry Requirements

International Students

Completed equivalent to Australian Grade 12, and demonstrated English proficiency level as per below:

  • All students must be over 18
  • Achieved IELTS band 6 *(with no individual band below 5.5) or equivalent score in acceptable English Language Tests (PTE, TOEFL, or OET) Or Minimum test score IELTS 5 or equivalent with either 20 weeks ELICOS.
  • Completion of Certificate IV or higher-level qualification in Australia in the last two years Or
  • Achieved satisfactory score in English placement test as conducted by the College (Level 3 or higher in CSPA ACER LLN test will meet the requirements for this purpose)

*You must have completed the English language test within either:

  • the 2 years before the date your visa application is lodged.
  • the 2 years before a decision is made on your visa application if you did not provide evidence of the English language test at the time your application was lodged.

Please contact the College for further information

Assessments will be conducted through a combination of questioning, practical demonstration,
presentations, role-plays and observations.

We offer everyone the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at enrolment. Students may be granted credit or partial credit in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or prior training.

Upon successful completion of ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology, you may undertake
ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

CAC Sydney Campus – Level 1, 7 Hassall Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Course Structure

Total number of units = 20

6 core units  plus

14 elective units,  of which:

  • at least 10 units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 4 units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any
    currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course where the units are packaged
    in an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 4, 5 or 6 qualifications.

The units delivered by CAC are as follows:

Core Units
1. BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
2. BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
3. BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
4. ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
5. ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
6. ICTSAS527 Manage client problems

Elective Units

7. ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
8. ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
9. ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
10. VU23217 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
11. ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports
12. ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
13. ICTNWK546 Manage network security
14. ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
15. ICTDBS506 Design databases
16. ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
17. ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
18. ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
19. ICTICT524 Determine ICT strategies and solutions for organisations
20. ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison

CAC has relationships with Education Agents to recruit students on our behalf. For a full list of our approved Agents, please refer to the Our Agents page on our website.

Intake Dates: 2024
Term 1
09Jan 05Feb
04Mar 01Apr
Term 2
4 May 01 Apr
29 June
Term 3
22 Jul  19 Aug
16 Sep
Term 4
14 Oct 11 Nov
09 Dec

All students undertaking nationally recognised training must have a USI in order to receive a qualification.