Diploma of Information Technology (AI)

Nationally Recognised Training

 Program code                                                                            ICT50115


CRICOS Course Code                                                                093799G


Course duration                                                                        58 weeks


Delivery mode                                                                           Face to face training


Campus location and delivery site                                      337-339 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000 VIC


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.
  • Programming

Students with some programming knowledge are encouraged to select the programming stream.

They will be introduced to the most popular Artificial Intelligence (AI) programming language – Python. Artificial Intelligence will define the next generation of software solutions. This programming stream will provide an overview of AI, and explains how it can be used to build smart apps that help organizations be more efficient and enrich people’s lives. Students will learn the introduction of data analysis and the use Pyton to build intelligent bots that enable conversational communication between humans and AI systems.

GBCA is a Huawei Authorised 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 Canberra University: 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.

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

Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:

Age requirement: 

  • Over 18 years of age OR
  • International students under the age of 18 is required to have guardianship and accommodation arrangements in place and provide all supporting evidence to GBCA for approval. Upon approving the arrangements, GBCA will issue a CoE and the Confirmation of Approved Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) Letter to the student. The letter is to be submitted together with other documents when the student applies for a student visa.

Academic requirement:

  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent or higher OR
  • Completion of an Australian training program (Certificate IV or above)

Language requirement:

  • Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5) or equivalent, or
  • Achieved a Satisfactorily Pass in the Australian Year 12 English subject, or
  • Have been successfully completing at least 1 semester of a Bachelor course (or above) at an Australian University or Higher Education provider, or
  • Satisfactory outcome for Internal English placement, or
  • Successfully complete the GBCA English course/s to meet the English requirements of the intended course.

Course Structure

To successfully complete ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology, participants must complete a total of twenty (20) units of competency. These 20 units are made up of:

  • 4 Core units plus
  • Select 16 elective units from the elective list below.

Students who wish to choose the artificial intelligent (AI) Python programming stream must select the programming Elective units and elective group D units.

BSBWHS501

Ensure a safe workplace

Core

BSBSUS501

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Core

ICTICT509

Gather data to identify business requirements

Core

ICTICT511

Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

Core

ICTNWK505

Design, build and test a network server

Elective (A)

ICTNWK507

Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

Elective (A)

ICTNWK508 

Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

Elective (A)

ICTICT501       

Research and review hardware technology options for organisations

Elective (C)

ICTICT507     

Select new technology models for business

Elective (C)

ICTSAD506     

Produce a feasibility report

Elective (C)

ICTSAS505     

Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

Elective (C)

ICTSAS506

Update ICT system operational procedures

Elective (C)

ICTWEB411 

Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages

Elective (D)

ICTWEB429 

Create a mark-up language document to specification

Elective (D)

ICTWEB502  

Create dynamic web pages

Elective (D)

ICTWEB508 

Develop website information architecture

Elective (D)

ICTWEB510 

Analyse information and assign meta tags

Elective (D)

ICTDBS502

Design a database

Elective (Other)

ICTDBS504  

Integrate database with a website

Elective (Other)

ICTICT508   

Evaluate vendor products and equipment

Elective (Other)

ICTPRG501

Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

Elective- AI

ICTPRG406

Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Elective- AI

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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