Advanced Diploma of Information Technology


104 weeks


On Campus


16 Units

Campus Location

Bankstown, Surry Hill, Toowoomba


ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

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.

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Entry Requirement

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:
    • educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • successful completion of an English Placement Test.
Course Duration

104 weeks, including 80 study weeks and 24 weeks of holidays

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, as well as through structured self-study.

The timetable for this course will be advised in your Offer Letter and Student Agreement. 

You are required to attend classes for 14 hours per week, as well as complete 6 hours of structured self-study per week for 80 study weeks (8 terms of 10 weeks each). Holiday breaks are as indicated in your timetable. 

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 and structured self-study, 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.

Location of Course

Unit 3C Level 3, 40 Raymond Street, Bankstown NSW 2200

Level 5, 162-166 Goulburn St Surry Hills

40B Neil St Toowoomba City Queensland 4350


You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook.

If you are granted course credit, this will affect your course fees as well as the duration of your course. We will advise you in writing of changes to fees or course duration as a result of the credit. You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment. 

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.


The costs for this course are as follows: 

Enrollment and Materials Fees AUD $250 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable to be paid on enrolment)
Tuition Fees AUD $24,000
Non-tuition fees May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook.
Course Structure

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. 

Code Title  Core or 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 
Who should apply for this course and why?

This course is targeted at international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue or further a career in information technology.
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector.
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications

Completing this course may provide you with employment or learning opportunities. Potential employment options are in a range of IT related roles in a range of industry areas. Further education pathways may include higher education qualifications in information technology.

Process to apply

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence including copies of your:

  • High School Certificate
  • proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements.
Enrolment Procedures

If your application is successful, we will 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 Excel College Australia International Student Handbook.

Course progress and attendance

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements. Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.

Student support

We offer the following in relation to support and welfare.

  • one-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • support with personal issues
  • access to additional learning resources 
  • reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • social events 
  • information about external sources of support.

You may not have studied for a while, may have English as a second language or need additional assistance with literacy or numeracy. 

We will identify any additional support needs you may have at the time of application and enrolment and may prepare a Student Support Plan for you based on those needs.

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