Diploma of Information Technology – Domestic

Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            ICT50115


Course duration                                                                        58 weeks


Delivery mode                                                                           Blended training


Campus location and delivery site                                      337-339 La Trobe street & 338 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000


Course Description

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.

Graduates from this program will be able to 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,
  • Web development.

GBCA is a Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA). Students will have opportunity to set up, configurated and troubleshoot the Huawei switches, routers using the vendor focused training resources. This will be an advantage for students who want to sit the Huawei Certified Network Associate Certificate – Huawei Network and Technology Device (HCNA – HNTD).

Pathway to Bachelor Degrees

University of Canberra: Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology with GBCA are eligible for advanced standing of up to one (1) year into the Bachelor of IT at the University of Canberra. (Course available in both Canberra and Melbourne).

Students who wish to secure a place in the second year of the Bachelor of IT could attach the GBCA letter of offer with the University of Canberra application to GBCA administrative department; a conditional letter of offer would be issued.

Pathway to Deakin University: Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology with GBCA are eligible for credit exemption of up to a maximum of 8 out of 24 credit points into the Bachelor of Information Technology (S326) at Deakin University.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements for this course. It is recommended that domestic students would meet one of below requirements:

  • Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or
  • Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course, or
  • Satisfactory complete year 11.

Domestic applicants will undertake a language, literacy and numeracy test as part of the Pre-Training Review.

Course Structure

BSBWHS501        Ensure a safe workplace
BSBSUS501          Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
ICTICT509             Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT511             Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTNWK505          Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK507          Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK508          Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTICT501             Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICTICT507             Select new technology models for business
ICTSAD506            Produce a feasibility report
ICTSAS505            Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTSAS506            Update ICT system operational procedures
ICTWEB411          Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
ICTWEB429          Create a mark-up language document to specification
ICTWEB502          Create dynamic web pages
ICTWEB508          Develop website information architecture
ICTWEB510          Analyse information and assign meta tags
ICTDBS502           Design a database
ICTDBS504            Integrate database with a website
ICTICT508             Evaluate vendor products and equipment

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Project, Observation of students performing practical tasks, Portfolio of Work, Written report, Analysis of case study/Response to simulated work scenario or Written questioning.

Intake Dates

Monthly.

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