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ICT50115 - Diploma of Information Technology

Overview

At a glance

This qualification provides 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.

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.

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. 

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us.

Application Mode Distance
Courses/Units
Twenty (20) units must be successfully completed - four (4) core units and sixteen (16) electives.
Availability Distance Education
Duration12 months
Intake Dates
Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.
Full course cost$9,100.00
Unit cost$455.00

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

VET Student Loan $10,000 CAP. GOVERNMENT SUBISDY PLACES AVAILABLE for students who meet the State Government’s eligibility criteria for Subsidy and Subsidy with Concession (available for certain government recipients) DISCLAIMER: VET FEE HELP funding is only available in 2017 for students who received approval in 2016. VET Student Loans are now available from 1 January 2017 for specific courses listed, refer to https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans.

Hours of Study


Career Opportunities

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: information systems office manager; office systems administrator; IT office manager; IT systems administrator; systems manager.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment

Units

Standard Course Structure

Core
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (BSBSUS501)
  • Ensure a safe workplace (BSBWHS501)
  • Gather data to identify business requirements (ICTICT509)
  • Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise (ICTICT511)
Electives
  • Manage diversity in the workplace (BSBDIV501 )
  • Design a Database (ICTDBS502 )
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment (ICTICT418 )
  • Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies (ICTICT514)
  • Design, build and test a network server (ICTNWK505 )
  • Manage network security (ICTNWK511 )
  • Determine best-fit topology for a local network (ICTNWK516 )
  • Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment (ICTNWK525)
  • Manage ICT Projects (ICTPMG501 )
  • Manage a project using software management tools (ICTPRG502)
  • Debug and monitor applications (ICTPRG503 )
  • Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications (ICTPRG524)
  • Apply intermediate object-orientated language skills (ICTPRG527 )
  • Model data objects (ICTSAD501 )
  • Build a dynamic website (ICTWEB501 )
  • Create dynamic web pages (ICTWEB502 )

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.

Availabilities

Distance Education

This course is available by Distance Education and course material will be available online. Distance Education students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This is a self-paced course so students will need well developed technology and literacy skills to read and follow text books, basic numeracy skills are also required.


VFH 1 (30 January - 23 June 2017) last date for enrolment is 28 February 2017

VFH 2 (6 March - 28 July 2017) last date for enrolment 4 April 2017

VFH 3 (10 April – 1 September 2017) last date for enrolment 9 May 2017

VFH 4 (15 May – 6 October 2017) last date for enrolment 13 June 2017

VFH 5 (10 July – 1 December 2017) last date for enrolment 8 August 2017

VFH 6 (14 August  2017– 5 January 2018) last date for enrolment 12 September 2017

VFH 7 (18 September 2017- 9 February 2018) last date for enrolment 31 October 2017

Timing

Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.

Duration and dates

12 months

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Full course cost: $9,100.00

Unit cost: $455.00

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

VET Student Loan $10,000 CAP. GOVERNMENT SUBISDY PLACES AVAILABLE for students who meet the State Government’s eligibility criteria for Subsidy and Subsidy with Concession (available for certain government recipients) DISCLAIMER: VET FEE HELP funding is only available in 2017 for students who received approval in 2016. VET Student Loans are now available from 1 January 2017 for specific courses listed, refer to https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists

Scholarships

Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

Applying

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Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

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