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Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology

Get ahead in the information technology industry with our Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology. Find your pathway to a rewarding career in consultancy, as a systems developer or programmer.

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Work on an industry-based project

Develop advanced skills across a range of ICT disciplines, including mobile application development, web design and development, server security, virtualisation, networking, network security and ICT project management. We focus on pragmatic training, giving you hands-on experience with the hardware/software used in the industry today.

We focus on networking and security and provides students with an opportunity to undertake an industry-based project. There is increasing demand for qualified Information Computer Technology (ICT) professionals to support the growing infrastructure in today’s modern world.

Industry connections and resources

You will undertake an industry-based project as part of this course. These projects are the perfect opportunity to put the skills and knowledge you have learned in the Diploma of Information Technology and this course into context. You’ll learn how to demonstrate industry experience to a potential employer.

This training aligns with key ICT industry certification training, including Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Switching and Routing, CCNA Security and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals. Gain expertise in Cisco switches and routers in our fully functioning Cisco Lab.

Employment outcomes

Career paths for computer systems technology graduates could include:

  • Network administrator or network engineer
  • Systems developer
  • Web programmer
  • Database developer
  • Computer programming
  • Web development support

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Assessment

Assessment consists of practical projects, assignments and online theory tests.

Contact

For any additional information on the Advanced Diploma of Computers Systems Technology, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

ICT60515

VTAC Code

Preston 6900668344

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
3 days a week over 12 months if you have articulated from the Diploma of Information Technology.
Additional evening support classes may also be timetabled

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Workshops, Online, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4150
Ineligible:$9450
Materials:$50

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

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Assessment Methods

Units are assessed in a variety of ways including tests, practical exercises, online assessment, case studies, demonstrations, observation or assignments.

Materials

We will provide lists of required materials, books and timetables at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Entrance Requirements

We prefer you to have completed the Diploma of Information Technology before commencing this course. It is also possible to undertake the course if it is deemed that you have had sufficient relevant industry experience to enable you to cope with the course content. for non-Diploma students, entry is gained through interview and is based on an applicant's previous study and/or relevant work experience.
Please contact the Professional Practice department for further details

Pathways to further study

This is a pathway program. On successful completion of the qualification, you will be able to articulate into the Bachelor of Information Technology. Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma provides a maximum 12 units credit (equivalent to 1.5 years full-time study) into the degree. Ask us about additional pathways to further study from this qualification

Career Pathways

There is a vast range of employment opportunities for graduates in the following areas:
  • network administrator or coordinator
  • network engineer
  • systems developer
  • application developer
  • administrator or coordinator network support
  • administrator or coordinator network security
  • web developer
  • IT project manager

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

ICT60515

CRICOS Code

086752D

Campuses

PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
3 days a week over 12 months if you have articulated from the Diploma of Information Technology.
Additional evening support classes may also be timetabled

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Workshops, Online, Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency.

Assessment Methods

Units are assessed in a variety of ways including tests, practical exercises, online assessment, case studies, demonstrations, observation or assignments.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $5950
  • Tuition fees per year: $11900
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Pathways to further study

This is a pathway program. On successful completion of the qualification, you will be able to articulate into the Bachelor of Information Technology. Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma provides a maximum 12 units credit (equivalent to 1.5 years full-time study) into the degree. Ask us about additional pathways to further study from this qualification

Career Pathways

There is a vast range of employment opportunities for graduates in the following areas:
  • network administrator or coordinator
  • network engineer
  • systems developer
  • application developer
  • administrator or coordinator network support
  • administrator or coordinator network security
  • web developer
  • IT project manager

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBADM502 Manage meetings 30
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 30
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness 60
ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network 90
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers 120
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches 90
ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks 60
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks 100
ICTNWK602 Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security 80
ICTNWK607 Design and implement wireless network security 60
ICTPMG608 Manage ICT project systems implementation 40
ICTPMG609 Plan and direct complex ICT projects 80
ICTPRG505 Build advanced user interface 60
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills 60
ICTPRG601 Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications 80
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website 60
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages 40
ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts 40

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.