Diploma of Information Technology

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  • Duration

    18-24 months

  • Start Date

    Any time – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Software or Applications Programmer | Network Administrator | IT Manager | Network Operations Technician | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Do you love getting deeply immersed in the digital realm and would love to pursue a career in IT? This ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology qualification from Upskilled will give you all the skills and confidence you need to get started.

    This qualification, developed in tandem with industry's leading professionals, offers a comprehensive overview of the IT industry, equipping you with versatile skills across various IT domains including networking, IT support, and programming. For those aspiring to managerial or team-leader positions in the IT sector, this qualification incorporates a blend of units designed to enhance critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and leadership capabilities — essential qualities for effective team management. The program includes units tailored to provide training conducive to pursuing managerial and senior roles within an IT environment.

    This course is delivered 100% online and should be completed within an 18-24 month period.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    While there are no formal educational requirements for this course, we recommend that students should:

    • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 10;
    • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet;
    • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities;
    • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology qualification from Upskilled, you will cover the following subjects:

    •     BSBXCS402 - Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices 
    •     BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts 
    •     ICTICT532 - Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments 
    •     BSBXTW401 - Lead and facilitate a team 
    •     ICTICT517 - Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation 
    •     ICTSAS527 - Manage client problems 
    •     ICTICT435 - Create technical documentation 
    •     ICTCYS407 - Gather, analyse and interpret threat data 
    •     ICTWEB514 - Create dynamic web pages 
    •     ICTWEB513 - Build dynamic websites 
    •     ICTNWK420 - Install and configure virtual machines 
    •     ICTSAS518 - Install and upgrade operating systems 
    •     ICTNWK540 - Design, build and test network servers 
    •     ICTNWK529 - Install and manage complex ICT networks 
    •     ICTSAS524 - Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan 
    •     ICTSAS526 - Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans 
    •     ICTCLD401 - Configure cloud services 
    •     ICTICT443 - Work collaboratively in the ICT industry 
    •     BSBXCS404 - Contribute to cyber security risk management 
    •     BSBPEF402 - Develop personal work priorities 
  • Why Upskilled?

    Upskilled is a government approved training organisation (RTO number 40374) that specialises in providing online vocational education and training solutions to both individuals and organisations. They offer a diverse range of courses designed to enhance skills and knowledge across IT, Business, and Community Services industries, and have seen over 30,000 students successfully graduate and go on to fulfil their career goals. All Upskilled courses are delivered 100% online via their proprietary MyUpskilled platform and are designed with flexibility in mind, so that studying can fit in with anyone’s busy work and life schedules.

    Upskilled work closely with industry experts to ensure that their courses are current and industry-relevant and provide a great learning experience via delivering insightful and engaging content. They partner with industry leaders such as AWS Academy, Australian Human Resources Institute and Social Media Academy to ensure that course content is of the highest quality and that graduates possess industry insider knowledge that will help them with progressing their careers. Upskilled online learning hub is designed to assist students with managing their study load, finances and eventual job seeking efforts.

    As a student of Upskilled, you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.

    Upskilled recognise that learning is an interaction. For that reason, they've put in place the right tools that deliver effective skills learning and are interactive too. By understanding how people systemise information effectively, Upskilled has been able to develop online programs that make study natural, rewarding, and fun.


    All student testimonials for Upskilled

    "So much better than TAFE and very good instructors that actually care. With all of the IT technical training it was very well done."

    Angus Blackburn , Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

    "I wanted to say a big thank you to Upskilled for its wonderful support during my study. It was a pleasure to do a course through such a professional organisation, and I will be recommending the course to my friends. Again, many thanks!"

    Beverley Chamberlain , Certificate IV in Business Administration

    "My initial reason for attending was to have my experience recognised with a certificate. However, as I settled into the course, I found that I embraced new ideas and concepts, and with each unit found a renewed enthusiasm and confidence to make changes to processes I currently use in my work. I thank Upskilled for being so informative and helpful throughout this course. I have found the Upskilled trainers to be down to earth and professional. I know I have grown and contributed to the running of the course, which I recommend to anyone currently working in the field."

    Lorraine Timpano , Certificate IV in Business Administration

    "I recently completed a Certificate IV course in Frontline Management at the Crowne Plaza, Terrigal. Our trainer was Don who, from the outset, made all participants feel very relaxed and comfortable, setting the tone for the days that followed. This was quite an achievement given the diversity of backgrounds and occupations in attendance. Don obviously has a lot of relevant life experience, making him the perfect person to deliver this kind of training. His real world examples were delivered with confidence and humour and were always in sync with unit material, which ensured we remained on track."

    Stephen Wilkinson , Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (previously known as Certificate IV in Frontline Management)

    "Upskilled offered a prompt, friendly and efficient service. My increased knowledge of human resources has provided me with a greater understanding and awareness of the many functions within HR and an increased confidence in my current role. The facilitator was fantastic, very motivating and encouraging. The course attendees came from a diverse range of companies and disciplines including legal, IT, recruitment, and retail. It was interesting to share our experiences of how HR functions are carried out by different industries."

    Sharon Lamb , Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology qualification from Upskilled. The skills and knowledge you will have gained will ensure an easy transition into one of a myriad of different entry level IT roles available across all industry sectors.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential IT career outcomes include: Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, ICT Security Administrator, Software or Applications Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Test Engineer, ICT Manager, Junior Office Support, Help Desk Officer, Assistant Software Developer.

  • Let's talk price

    Full price of this course is $5,500, but if you pay upfront you will save 25% bringing the price down to $4,125.

    Upskilled offers a range of easy payment plans from $98 per week to fit in with your lifestyle.

    Please enquire for detailed finance options.

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