Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

Course Code: ICT60220

Advanced Diploma of Information Technology - ICT60220

Course Description

Experienced IT workers are in great demand, whether you’re in central Sydney or one of NSW’s regional areas. A nationally recognized degree, the Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (IT) will open doors in a number of fascinating, fast-growing industries.

We provide Advanced Diploma in IT courses at WARATAH POLYTECHNIC with two specializations:

  1. Cyber Security
  2. Telecommunications Network Engineering

The design of both course streams takes into account the duties and qualifications of various roles in information and communication technology. You will graduate from the course with technical skills that are in high demand, such as business analysis, cloud computing, cyber security, and programming. In addition, it will give you a variety of people and business management abilities that are essential for overseeing complicated projects and managing tech teams. With the help of the Advanced Diploma, you’ll be ready to handle challenging IT jobs in your area of expertise and apply your knowledge to lead projects and formulate corporate strategy.

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Course Duration/Fee

Duration: 104 weeks
Total Fee: $20,000
Installment fee: $2,000 X 10
Material fee: $2,000
Enrollment: $500

Entry Requirements

Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.
Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
Must have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution
Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 5.5 with no band less that 5.0 or equivalent, such as:
IBT 46
PTE Academic 42
CAE 162
Duolingo 90
General English Upper Intermediate
MOI Certificate
Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution
Must have the ability to carry out workshop training involving physical activity, including lifting.
Prior to commencement of practical components of the course, the student must complete the general induction training program (white card).

Career Pathway

The Advanced Diploma in IT will help you to develop a range of technical skills highly prized by employers across a range of industries. These include

  1. Advanced data management including data storage system design and management
  2. Cyber security including designing and implementing security infrastructure and cyber security compliance
  3. Web development and programming
  4. Systems development and analysis
  5. Telecommunications and network engineering
  6. Managing teams and interacting with clients
  7. Critical thinking for complex problem solving
  8. Managing IP, ethics and privacy
  9. Business analysis in an ICT environment

Units of Competency

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 

Group A Advanced data management information specialisation 

ICTDBS604 Build data warehouses

ICTDBS605 Develop knowledge management strategies

ICTDBS606 Determine database functionality and scalability

ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements


Group B Cyber security specialisation 

ICTCYS604 Implement best practices for identity management

ICTCYS606 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with cyber security standards and law

ICTCYS608 Perform cyber security risk assessments

ICTCYS612 Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations


Group C Full stack web development specialisation 

ICTICT530 Design user experience solutions

ICTPRG535 Build advanced user interfaces

ICTPRG553 Create and develop REST APIs

ICTSAD612 Implement and maintain uses of containerisation


Group D Further programming specialisation 

ICTPRG537 Implement security for applications

ICTPRG547 Apply advanced programming skills in another language

ICTPRG554 Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores


Group E IT Strategy and organisational development specialisation 

ICTICT611 Develop ICT strategic business plans

ICTSAD604 Manage and communicate ICT solutions

ICTSAD608 Perform ICT-focused enterprise analysis

ICTSAD611 Manage assessment and validation of ICT solutions


Group F Systems development and analysis specialisation 

ICTPRG605 Manage development of technical solutions from business specifications

ICTSAD610 Analyse stakeholder requirements

ICTSAD612 Implement and maintain uses of containerisation

ICTSAD613 Install and configure container orchestration services


Group G Telecommunications network engineering specialisation 

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


Group H General electives 

Advanced Cloud Computing 

ICTCLD601 Develop cloud computing strategies for businesses

ICTCLD602 Manage information security compliance of cloud service deployment

ICTCLD603 Design hybrid cloud-based network architectures

ICTCLD604 Manage data in cloud environments


Advanced Cyber Security 

ICTCYS603 Undertake penetration testing for organisations

ICTCYS607 Acquire digital forensic data

ICTCYS609 Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities of IoT devices

ICTCYS614 Analyse cyber security insider risks and threats and devise recommendations

ICTCYS615 Detect and respond to cyber security insider risks and threats


Application and Software Development 

ICTPRG549 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG603 Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications

ICTPRG614 Create cloud computing services


Cyber Security Network Operations 

ICTCYS601 Create cyber security standards for organisations

ICTCYS602 Implement cyber security operations

ICTCYS611 Configure security devices for organisations


Data Management 

ICTDAT601 Develop data integration strategies

ICTDAT602 Review data lifecycles

ICTDAT603 Assess advanced data processes

ICTDBS505 Monitor and improve knowledge management systems


Project Management 

BSBPMG532 Manage project quality

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk

BSBPMG539 Manage project governance

ICTICT529 Organise and lead agile projects

ICTPMG612 Manage ICT project initiation

ICTPMG614 Manage ICT project delivery

ICTPMG615 Manage ICT project closure

ICTPMG616 Manage ICT project systems implementation

ICTPMG617 Plan and direct complex ICT projects

ICTSAS522 Manage the testing process


IT Work Ready Skills 

ICTICT522 Evaluate vendor products and equipment

ICTICT612 Develop contracts and manage contract performance

ICTICT613 Manage the use of development methodologies

ICTSAD614 Lead ICT requirements elicitation

ICTICT616 Develop communities of practice

ICTICT617 Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry specific technologies

ICTSUS603 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

PSPPCM023 Manage strategic contracts


Network Security 

CPPSEC3124 Prepare and present evidence in court

CPPSEC5003 Assess security risk management options

CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans

CPPSEC5005 Implement security risk management plans

CPPSEC5006 Develop strategies to implement advanced technology security systems

ICTNWK537 Implement secure encryption technologies

ICTNWK538 Install and maintain valid authentication processes

ICTNWK539 Design and implement integrated server solutions

ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers

ICTNWK541 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services

ICTNWK544 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

ICTNWK549 Design ICT security frameworks

ICTNWK552 Install and configure network access storage devices

ICTNWK553 Configure enterprise virtual computing environments

ICTNWK554 Manage enterprise virtual computing environments

ICTNWK556 Identify and resolve network problems

ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

ICTNWK558 Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments

ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

ICTNWK612 Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation

ICTNWK618 Design and implement a security system

ICTNWK619 Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security

ICTNWK620 Design and implement wireless network security

ICTNWK621 Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure

ICTNWK622 Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors

ICTNWK624 Configure advanced internetwork routing solutions

ICTNWK625 Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions

ICTNWK627 Implement voice applications over secure wireless networks

ICTNWK628 Design and build integrated VoIP networks

ICTNWK629 Confiture and manage storage area networks

ICTSAS530 Use network tools


Strategy and Business Management 

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement

ICTICT614 Identify and implement business innovation

ICTICT615 Implement knowledge management strategies

ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions

ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions

ICTSAS602 Implement change management processes


Telecommunications Network Engineering General 

BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

ICTICT818 Develop knowledge management strategies

ICTICT819 Lead analysis of information and communications technology business strategy

ICTICT822 Manage automated ICT system applications

ICTPMG506 Prepare network project briefs

ICTPRG605 Manage development of technical solutions from business specifications

ICTSUS604 Prepare business cases for sustainability and competitive advantage in ICT projects

ICTSUS811 Conduct and manage life cycle assessments for sustainability

ICTSUS812 Lead applied research in ICT sustainability

ICTTEN613 Assess integration of international network equipment into Australian networks

ICTTEN614 Conduct network system optimisation and administration

ICTTEN616 Rectify client services following network outages and faults

ICTTEN617 Manage common channel signalling networks

ICTTEN618 Analyse and organise repair of highly complex networks

ICTTEN619 Test new software and hardware releases

ICTTEN620 Produce and evaluate architecture designs for convergent cellular mobile networks

ICTTEN621 Design and configure IP-MPLS networks with virtual private network tunnelling

ICTTEN623 Design and manage internet protocol TV in a service provider network

ICTTEN817 Plan transmission networks

ICTTEN818 Align systems with product and technology strategy

ICTTEN819 Translate domain and solution architectures into platform requirements and designs

ICTTEN820 Manage end to end architectural solutions across multiple domains

ICTTEN821 Manage solution architecture and impacts

ICTTEN822 Manage application layer solutions

ICTTEN823 Manage voice, data and internet protocol network solutions

ICTTEN824 Manage network testing strategies

ICTTEN825 Investigate applications of cloud networks in network switching

ICTTEN826 Evaluate and apply digital signal processing to communication systems

ICTTEN827 Produce engineering solutions

ICTTEN828 Manage development and application of testing artefacts


Telecommunications Network Engineering Networking 

ICTNPL412 Apply business acumen to network planning

ICTNWK546 Manage network security

ICTNWK560 Determine best-fit topologies for wide area networks

ICTNWK561 Design enterprise wireless local area networks


Telecommunications Network Engineering Optical Networks 

ICTOPN605 Manage optical ethernet transmission

ICTOPN606 Manage dense wavelength division multiplexing transmission systems

ICTOPN607 Design dense wavelength division multiplexing systems

ICTOPN608 Analyse optical transmission systems


Telecommunications Network Engineering Radio Communications 

ICTRFN804 Produce radio link budgets

ICTRFN805 Analyse cellular mobile network systems

ICTRFN806 Analyse satellite communications systems