Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

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).

VET National Code
ICT60220
CRICOS Course Code
105475C
Duration
104 weeks (incl. holidays and term break)
Delivery Mode
The course is delivered face-to-face in classrooms and in work placement with access to computer, printers, software and access to all the equipment and resources identified in each unit of competency.
Tuition Fee
$25,000
Material Fee
$200
Work Based Training

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Age Requirements:
All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement to study at BLC.

Academic Requirements:
International students applying for this qualification either off-shore or on-shore will need satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
English Language Requirements:
To enrol into this course with BLC, international students, applying either off-shore or on-shore, must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course;
    or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with and ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.
    or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.
    Results more than two years are not acceptable.
  • OR

  • Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • OR

  • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a course from Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while they held a student visa.
  • OR

  • For students from Assessment Levels 1 and 2 only, successful completion of BLC’s Language and Numeracy Test conducted on BLC’s campus (for onshore international students ONLY.)

Please note that BLC will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English Language Tests- TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.

Pre-Training Review:
All students will undertake pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, basic computing skills and interview conducted by BLC enrolment officer.

Interview also aims to identify possible RPL opportunities.

Through pre-training review student will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN):

Candidates undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since they will be required to do calculations, make recipe cards and complete menu costing.

If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive
Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with BLC.

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment within
the telecommunications and information technology industry in roles such
as:

  • Analyst programmer
  • Programming Developer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • Network Support Coordinator
  • Network Operations Analyst
  • Telecommunication Network Manager

COURSE STRUCTURE:

In order to achieve qualification students must complete the following 16 units of competency which includes 6 core units and 10 electives units.
Core Units:

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level
ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTSAD609 Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment
Elective Units:
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTCYS606 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law
ICTPRG537 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law
ICTICT522 Evaluate vendor products and equipment
ICTICT612 Develop contracts and manage contract performance
ICTNPL413  Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry
ICTNWK612  Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks
ICTPMG613 Manage ICT project planning
ICTTEN615  Manage network traffic
ICTTEN622  Produce ICT network architecture designs

ASSESSMENTS
This program is delivered under competency-based training which means instead of grading or marks, students are required to demonstrate all the criteria for each unit of competency and students are marked “Competent” or “Not yet competent”.
Typical assessment methods will include written questions, case studies, role plays, skills demonstration and work-placement activities.