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

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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