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ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
(Advanced Networking)

18 months
26th April 2023
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)
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Course overview

With our ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking), you will get foundational skills in setting up and managing complex network environments in organizations, as well as preparing for and responding to cyber security threats.

You will also develop the skills required to network servers, utilise desktop virtualisation, configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments, manage complex ICT networks and communication, understand and respond to cyber security threats, protect critical organisational infrastructure, and lead agile projects and teams.

The benefits of completing a Diploma with AIICT

If you are currently working in IT administration or conducting technician work, or if this is a career that interests you, consider undertaking this Diploma to advance your career in IT.

Recognition of the knowledge and skills you have worked hard to obtain

Develop and master the skills you need to progress your career in IT

Achieve recognition for the on-the-job skills and experience you have developed to date

Opportunity to use your existing knowledge and training to develop further tangible skills

Course Structure

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)
18 months
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
Unit codeUnit name
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
ICTSAS527Manage client problems
ICTNWK420Install and configure virtual machines
ICTICT532Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
Unit codeUnit name
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK559Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK536Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK557Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTNWK546Manage network security
ICTCYS613Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTCYS608Perform cyber security risk assessments
Unit codeUnit name
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT529Organise and lead agile projects
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTCYS610Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

Enrolment information

The AIICT holds regular induction and orientation sessions, plus rolling starts for workshops and tutorials, so you can start learning when it suits you. Eligibility Requirements apply.

A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started

You will then be invited to complete the Student Enrolment process which includes a Pre-Enrolment Profile

Once your enrolment process has been submitted, your course advisor will contact you

If all your documentation is in order, you will then be invited to attend an online orientation

Payment information

Upfront Payment

Pay a once-off $5,175 fee.
The Full Fee includes a 10% discount - a saving of $575.

Fortnightly Plan

Pay 26 fortnightly payments of $221.15 for the duration of the course.

Monthly Plan

Pay 12 monthly payments of $479.17 for the duration of the course.

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IT networking encompasses all tools, resources, and practices required to connect individual computer devices, allowing them to easily share data with one another. Such systems allow for flexible communications, transactions, and information access among local servers or over the internet.

Businesses relying on modern technology depend on networks for storage efficiency, greater security, and the ability to boost growth, productivity, and innovation. Much of these systems now also take place online via “cloud computing”, alleviating the need for on-site infrastructure and effectively reducing company expenses on physical equipment. Such virtual networks also have the benefit of being highly scalable – giving businesses the flexibility of only paying for what they need – and are largely adaptable to the changing needs of an organisation.

Other, more traditional networks include local area networks (LANs), in which computers are connected within a single office space or building. Wide area networks (WANs) are networks that can span entire cities or even countries, allowing stable long-distance communications. Finally, we have service network providers –companies that provide network use or capacity for a given service, such as telecommunications, mobile data, or Internet access.

IT network professionals are experts of this field, helping ensure an organisation’s network is optimised and performing according to business needs.

We have a mix of both nationally recognised courses and non-accredited training options. Nationally recognised qualifications can be identified with the Nationally Recognised Training logo.

AIICT’s networking courses will explore all foundational areas critical to the profession, with many applicable to other IT roles and specialties.

Such skills explored include:

  • Network cyber security management

  • Hardware installation

  • Introductory programming

  • Server management

  • Virtual network management

  • Developing incident response plans

  • Developing disaster recovery and contingency plans

  • IT team management and leadership

Those looking to enter the IT networking field are typically recommended to pursue formal qualifications. Being a highly technical field, equipping yourself with a certification (or a few) can help you delve into all the necessary concepts, skills areas, and practices required to succeed in the field; while verifying your skills and helping you stand out among employers in the job market. AIICT is one training provider that offers such programs, such as our ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) and our ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).

According to Labour Market Insights, plenty of workers hold vocational education and training (VET) qualifications in the industry, with 27.6%currently holding either an Advanced Diploma, Diploma, or Certificate-level qualification.

To build your on-the-job experience, it can also help to seek out the many internship opportunities available. Online job boards such as SEEK, Glassdoor, and Indeed currently advertise plenty of these positions, with LinkedIn also being a handy platform for reaching out to those in the industry.

Talk to an advisor

Request a callback from one of our advisors to ask questions or discuss about your study options.

100% online learning

Our industry-leading ICT courses and web-based learning environment are available to you 24/7.

Payment plans available

With our simple payment plans, you only pay for what you study, making it simple and affordable to study ICT.

Support every step of the way

Our team will make sure you finish what you start, with support from ICT instructors and staff at every step.