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Get the high-level skills you need to succeed in the competitive IT networking arena. This qualification will teach you everything you need to know about operating systems, network switches and routers, software and hardware faults, configurations, monitoring and eBusiness. You will also gain access to the CISCO Academy Program which will boost your hiring potential. Job prospects include ICT network and support professionals, network administrator, network support technician, ICT security specialists and network analysts.
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Cairns, Mooloolaba, South Bank, Townsville (Pimlico)

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 Gosego Mpotokwane

Diploma of Information Technology

TAFE was my first experience in Australia and it was very welcoming and exciting. After settling into my studies it was very clear that choosing to study at TAFE was a very good decision. My career goals were to obtain a junior level job in the IT industry. Since finishing my studies using the Diploma I completed I have obtained a junior level hardware and software job at Harvey Norman and have also been studying a Bachelor of IT at James Cook University.

Overall TAFE was a learning experience of other cultures and new experiences. If I could relive the moments I had there again I would. During my time at TAFE I learnt more efficiently. To this day when I apply for jobs, employers ask me more about my TAFE qualifications because they realise that TAFE provides a hands on experience with actual equipment rather than learning everything from a book. I plan to finish my Bachelor of IT at James Cook University and apply for residence in Australia in the near future.

Gosego Mpotokwane
Diploma of Information Technology
TAFE Queensland North



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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

086659A 
086509D 
South Bank Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

086643J 
086494F 
Cairns
Townsville (Pimlico)
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

086641M
092324G
Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

Diploma of Information Technology Networking

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 Units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 11

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 17 Units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 11

TAFE Queensland International

Diploma Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Core
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise Core
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks Core
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system Core
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design Core
Certificate III Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes Core
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core
ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment Core
ICTICT301 Create user documentation Core
ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software Core
ICTSAS301 Run standard diagnostic tests Core

TAFE Queensland North

Diploma Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTTEN5200A Install, configure and test a local area network switch Elective
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server Elective
ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution Elective
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Elective
ICTNWK511 Manage network security Elective
ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies Elective
ICTTEN5201A Install, configure and test a server Elective
ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway Elective
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches Elective
ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts Elective
Certificate III Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTICT307 Customise packaged software applications for clients Elective Cairns
ICTNWK305 Install and manage network protocols Elective
ICTSAS304 Provide basic system administration Elective Cairns
ICTICT303 Connect internal hardware components Elective Pimlico
ICTICT306 Migrate to new technology Elective Pimlico
ICTNWK302 Determine and action network problems Elective
ICTNWK301 Provide network systems administration Elective
ICTNWK303 Configure and administer a network operating system Elective
ICTNWK304 Administer network peripherals Elective
ICTSAS303 Care for computer hardware Elective
ICTSAS306 Maintain equipment and software Elective
ICTSAS307 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network Elective
ICTWEB301 Create a simple markup language document Elective

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Diploma Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Elective
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches Elective
ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes Elective
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server Elective
ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network Elective
ICTNWK511 Manage network security Elective
ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks Elective
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution Elective
Certificate III Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTNWK301 Provide network systems administration Elective
ICTNWK304 Administer network peripherals Elective
ICTSAS307 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network Elective
ICTNWK302 Determine and action network problems Elective
ICTNWK305 Install and manage network protocols Elective
ICTSAS303 Care for computer hardware Elective
ICTSAS306 Maintain equipment and software Elective
ICTSAS426 Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults Elective
ICTICT421 Connect, maintain and configure hardware components Elective
ICTSAS421 Support users and troubleshoot desktop applications Elective
ICTICT303 Connect internal hardware components Elective

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Diploma Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network Elective
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Elective
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches Elective
ICTNWK513 Manage system security Elective
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects Elective
ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications Elective
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
Certificate III Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTICT303 Connect internal hardware components Elective
ICTNWK301 Provide network systems administration Elective
ICTNWK302 Determine and action network problems Elective
ICTNWK303 Configure and administer a network operating system Elective
ICTNWK304 Administer network peripherals Elective
ICTNWK305 Install and manage network protocols Elective
ICTSAS303 Care for computer hardware Elective
ICTSAS306 Maintain equipment and software Elective
ICTSAS304 Provide basic system administration Elective
ICTSAS307 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network Elective
ICTSAS305 Provide ICT advice to clients Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane    
Diploma of Information Technology Networking  $16,000 1 Year
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology $7,000 6 Months
     
Cairns, North    
Diploma of Information Technology Networking  $12,700 1 Year
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology $5,500 6 Months
     
Townsville (Pimlico), North    
Diploma of Information Technology Networking  $12,700 1 Year
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology $5,500 6 Months
     
Mooloolaba, East Coast    
Diploma of Information Technology Networking  $13,000 1 Year
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology $6,000 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Students must purchase an SSD external Hard Drive of at least 250GB (Bare Drive), however 500GB is highly recommended.

Students are advised to consult with their teacher in class prior to purchasing text books.

TAFE Queensland North:

Students will need to provide the following:

  • USB drive (minimum size 16GB, preferred 32GB+)
  • Portable hard drive (100GB+) is recommended but only required for taking virtual machines/software home

Outcome

ICT50415, ICT30115 Diploma of Information Technology Networking / Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Job prospects

  • ICT Network And Support Professionals
  • Network Support Technician
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

 Gosego Mpotokwane

Diploma of Information Technology

TAFE was my first experience in Australia and it was very welcoming and exciting. After settling into my studies it was very clear that choosing to study at TAFE was a very good decision. My career goals were to obtain a junior level job in the IT industry. Since finishing my studies using the Diploma I completed I have obtained a junior level hardware and software job at Harvey Norman and have also been studying a Bachelor of IT at James Cook University.

Overall TAFE was a learning experience of other cultures and new experiences. If I could relive the moments I had there again I would. During my time at TAFE I learnt more efficiently. To this day when I apply for jobs, employers ask me more about my TAFE qualifications because they realise that TAFE provides a hands on experience with actual equipment rather than learning everything from a book. I plan to finish my Bachelor of IT at James Cook University and apply for residence in Australia in the near future.

Gosego Mpotokwane
Diploma of Information Technology
TAFE Queensland North

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 21 March 2017

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