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.

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

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 intelligence (AI) Python programming stream must select all ten (10) elective units from Group D – Web Design and Development, Other Elective Units – OEU and programming units from the table below:

Unit Code Unit Name
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) OEU
ICTDBS504 Integrate database with a website Elective (Other) OEU
ICTICT508 Evaluate vendor products and equipment Elective (Other) OEU
ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills Elective- Programming
ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills Elective- Programming

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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