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ICT50115 - Diploma of Information Technology


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. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units. 

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

Study Mode Online
Availability Online Study
Duration1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Intake Dates
Various course intakes are available which are specific to each study load.
Full course cost$9560.00

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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


Standard Course Structure

Core Units
  • 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)
Elective Units
  • 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.



Full-time course intakes are available in February, March, June and July only.
Part-time course intakes are available in February, March, April, May, June and July. 

This course is available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week, per unit available for study. 


Various course intakes are available which are specific to each study load.

Duration and dates

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $9560.00

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply


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