Diploma of Information Technology                        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

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 (Bruce Campus).

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

Age requirements: 

  • 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 presented to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) when the student applies for a student visa.

Academic requirements:

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

Language requirements:

  • 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

Unit Code Unit Name
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

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