Courses

Diploma of Information Technology

Get ahead in your Information Technology career with us. This general ICT course is designed to expose you to the diverse range of job roles within the industry and teaches the key elements of Information Technology.

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Huge opportunities for qualified professionals

Be connected with a career in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). If you have a passion for innovation and a desire to use technology to create new and improved solutions then a career in ICT is for you.

Learn the fundamentals of the ICT industry and develop skills across a range of IT disciplines, including software development, web design and development, server administration, virtualisation, networking, database design and development, IT project management, and systems analysis.

Industry connections and resources

This course embeds Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching training as well as Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training in Windows Server Administration. You will gain highly sought hands-on experience with Cisco switches and routers in our fully functioning Cisco Lab.

Our teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry ready upon graduation. Melbourne Polytechnic’s strong industry partnerships also give students the practical skills and experience that will impress employers.

Employment outcomes

Employers seek skilled applicants to work in developing the latest technologies in networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development support.

Possible career paths for information technology graduates include:
  • network administrator
  • network engineer
  • systems developer
  • web programmer
  • database developer
  • computer programming
  • web development support

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Note: 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

We assess units through practical demonstration of skills, building of practical projects, assignments, and written and online theory tests.

Contact

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

Local Students

Code

ICT50115

VTAC Code

Preston 6900610104

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Four days per week.
Additional evening support classes may also be timetabled.
International students: typical course duration is 34 weeks tuition and up to 18 weeks holiday breaks.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - 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, Online components, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$6150
Ineligible:$10500
Materials:$150

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

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Assessment Methods

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

Materials

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

Entrance Requirements

This direct entry course is open to post-Year 12 students, mature aged applicants and people who have sufficient relevant vocational experience. Please contact the Professional Practice department for more details

Pathways to further study

This is a pathway program. The qualification provides the opportunity to progress into the ICT60515 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology and onto the HEBSITBachelor of Information Technology. Successful completion of this course provides credit into some units of the Advanced Diploma and a maximum of 8 units credit (equivalent to 1-year full time study) into the degree

Career Pathways

Pursue a career in network support roles and system development support roles. Possible career paths for information technology graduates include:
  • network support
  • ICT support
  • software development
  • web development
  • database development
  • systems analysis
  • IT project management

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • July
  • October
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

ICT50115

CRICOS Code

086601G

Campuses

PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Four days per week.
Additional evening support classes may also be timetabled.
International students: typical course duration is 34 weeks tuition and up to 18 weeks holiday breaks.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - 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, Online components, 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 and 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. The qualification provides the opportunity to progress into the ICT60515 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology and onto the HEBSITBachelor of Information Technology. Successful completion of this course provides credit into some units of the Advanced Diploma and a maximum of 8 units credit (equivalent to 1-year full time study) into the degree

Career Pathways

Pursue a career in network support roles and system development support roles. Possible career paths for information technology graduates include:
  • network support
  • ICT support
  • software development
  • web development
  • database development
  • systems analysis
  • IT project management

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
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 50
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace 60
ICTICT406 Build a graphical user interface 20
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements 30
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise 50
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server 50
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers 120
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches 90
ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation 80
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects 80
ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills 60
ICTPRG425 Use structured query language 60
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills 60
ICTSAD501 Model data objects 30
ICTSAD502 Model data processes 30
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems 50
ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages 40
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website 60
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages 40
ICTWEB503 Create web-based programs 60

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.