ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

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16 units


This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills.

Individuals in these roles carry out complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, leading a team or a strategic direction of a business. They apply their skills across a wide range of industries and business functions, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Advanced data management information: creating, designing, and monitoring complex systems that store data, and optimising organisational knowledge management.
  • cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans.
  • full stack web development: building advanced user interfaces, developing representational state transfer application program interfaces (REST APIs), and designing user experience solutions.
  • further programming: applying advanced ICT languages to maintain security and manage data.
  • IT strategy and organisational development: managing and communicating strategic ICT business solutions.
  • systems development and analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions.
  • telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations, and legislative requirements across network projects.

Excel College Australia has the following entry requirements:
You must:
• be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
• participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
• have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language
competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
o educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
o completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
o successful completion of an English Placement Test.
Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required to provide
your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

The timetable for this course will be advised in your Offer Letter and Student Agreement.
You are required to attend classes for 20 hours per week for 80 study weeks over 8 terms (8 terms of 10 weeks each), and 24 weeks of holidays.

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting.

Class sessions include a mix of theory and practical activities with a focus on creating a real-life workplace.
In addition to classroom based learning, you will also need to complete approximately 5 hours of
additional, unsupervised study per week including general reading and research for assessments.
You will also need to complete assessments for this course which may include:

• Written questions
• Projects
• Presentations
• Reports
• Role plays/observations

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed. Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study.
You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course. Textbooks are also available onsite for you to use and borrow if you wish.

This qualification reflects the role a technical specialist with high level skills and knowledge in  telecommunications and information technology networks using internet protocol (IP) systems who  can: 

  • forecast network growth for enterprise network planning 
  • design and manage IP based network telecommunications equipment 
  • implement convergence technologies in enterprise telecommunications networks design and manage optical and wireless network telecommunications architectures for high  speed broadband capability. 

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/ICT60615 

The costs for this course are as follows: 
Enrolment and materials fee AUD $250
Tuition fees  AUD $21,000
Non-tuition fees  May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook.
Course fees do not include laptops or software – see information above.   A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Offer Letter and Student  Agreement. You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in  cancellation of enrolment.
The following units are included in this course and all are required for the award of the qualification.  Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units  successfully completed.  
Unit code  Unit title  Core/elective
BSBCRT611  Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving  Core
BSBTWK502  Lead and manage team effectiveness  Core
BSBXCS402  Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices  Core
ICTICT608  Interact with clients on a business level  Core
ICTICT618  Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments  Core
ICTSAD609  Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment  Core
ICTCYS606  Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law Elective
ICTCYS608  Perform cyber security risk assessments Elective
ICTCYS612  Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisation  Elective
ICTCYS604  Implement best practices for identity management  Elective
ICTTEN622  Produce ICT network architecture designs  Elective
ICTPMG613  Manage ICT project planning  Elective
ICTNWK612  Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks  Elective
BSBLDR601  Lead and manage organisational change  Elective
ICTTEN615  Manage network traffic  Elective
ICTNPL413  Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry Elective

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement You should  make sure you read through this document carefully to make sure you are happy with all of the terms  and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us. 

Once we receive this, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and an invoice  for the first payment. 

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information  about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving  success throughout the course, including course progress requirements. 

This course outline should be read in conjunction with our International Student Handbook.

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