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Information Technology

Diploma Of

Code: ICT50115 Cricos: 086601G

Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / part time

Duration

12 months full time / part time

Next Intake

April, October, Midyear

Next Intake

February, July, February, July, Midyear

Take the next step in your IT career

Accelerate your career in information technology with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Information Technology. Developed in consultation with industry to teach you general ICT skills, this course helps you turn your passion for innovation and technology into developing a range of practical skills. In the 2019/20 financial year, 53% of employers indicated they intend to increase their permanent IT staff levels and demand for skilled IT professionals is likely to continue growing. Secure your future today with essential ICT problem solving skills that will keep you in demand.

Multiple qualifications from a single course

You’ll learn fundamental skills across a range of IT disciplines. This includes software development, web design, server administration, virtualisation, networking, database design and development, IT project management and systems analysis. Our industry-experienced teachers are passionate and focus on each student’s individual progress. Alongside your diploma, you’ll also gain highly sought after training and hands-on experience with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching in our fully functioning Cisco Lab. You’ll also receive Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training in Windows Server Administration to maximise your employability.

Worldwide work for qualified IT professionals

Once you complete this course, you’ll have gained the practical skills and experience to impress employers and carve out your own career path based on your passions and interests. You could help develop the latest technologies in networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development. Potential career paths range from a network administrator or engineer to a systems developer, computer programmer or web development support.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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
  • Accountant
  • Database Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Systems Developer
  • Website Developer

Pathways

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

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"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

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

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
ICTSAD501 MODEL DATA OBJECTS Core 30
ICTNWK508 INSTALL, OPERATE AND TROUBLESHOOT MEDIUM ENTERPRISE SWITCHES Core 90
ICTICT406 BUILD A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE Core 20
BSBWHS501 ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE Core 60
ICTPRG406 APPLY INTRODUCTORY OBJECT-ORIENTED LANGUAGE SKILLS Core 60
ICTSAD502 MODEL DATA PROCESSES Core 30
ICTWEB501 BUILD A DYNAMIC WEBSITE Core 60
ICTWEB411 PRODUCE BASIC CLIENT-SIDE SCRIPT FOR DYNAMIC WEB PAGES Core 40
ICTICT509 GATHER DATA TO IDENTIFY BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS Core 30
ICTWEB503 CREATE WEB-BASED PROGRAMS Core 60
ICTICT511 MATCH IT NEEDS WITH THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE ENTERPRISE Core 50
ICTWEB502 CREATE DYNAMIC WEB PAGES Core 40
ICTPMG501 MANAGE IT PROJECTS Core 80
ICTPRG425 USE STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE Core 60
ICTNWK507 INSTALL, OPERATE AND TROUBLESHOOT MEDIUM ENTERPRISE ROUTERS Core 120
ICTSAS518 INSTALL AND UPGRADE OPERATING SYSTEMS Core 50
ICTPRG527 APPLY INTERMEDIATE OBJECT-ORIENTED LANGUAGE SKILLS Core 60
ICTNWK505 DESIGN, BUILD AND TEST A NETWORK SERVER Core 50
BSBSUS501 DEVELOP WORKPLACE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR SUSTAINABILITY Core 50
ICTNWK615 DESIGN AND CONFIGURE DESKTOP VIRTUALISATION Core 80

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$7000.00 - $11900.00
$7850 per semester
$15700 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

Raspberry Pi kit Raspberry Pi kit - $100
Materials Costs
$100.00
$100.00
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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
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 Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400