IT Networking

The programs in IT networking provides students with the skills and knowledge to manage, design and build networks to cater for a wide range of scenarios.

The Certificate III course will teach you how to manage an existing network using a range of industry–relevant network operating systems, and will skill you to provide support and administration using the newest and most highly-used IT systems.

Certificate IV and Diploma courses will grant you an understanding of network principles and will conclude with a major project to design and build a complex network in CIT’s purpose–built laboratories.

Industry placement is not a requirement of the training program. However, CIT endeavours to work with local industry and local state government to provide unpaid work placement opportunities up to 72 hours.

  • Course Details
    Course/s

    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
    CRICOS: 086487E National ID: ICT30115


    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
    CRICOS: 086552A National ID: ICT40415


    Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
    CRICOS: 086633M National ID: ICT50415

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 1 year Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

    Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2020

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2019*: Semester 1 - $6, 650 Semester 2 - $6,650

    2020*: Semester 1 - $6,850 Semester 2 - $6,850

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III:
    Material Fees: $120
    Textbooks: $300 approx.

    Certificate IV:
    Material Fees: $240
    Textbooks: $400 approx.

    Diploma:
    Material Fees: $220
    Textbooks: $400 approx.

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent
    • Basic computing skills


    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements:

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
    CRICOS: 086487E | National ID: ICT30115
    Complete 17 units - 6 core units plus 11 elective units
    The elective units consist of 5 units from one of the following specialist elective groups:
    Group A Applications
    Group B Network administration
    Group C Support
    Group D Web technologies
    Group E Multimedia
    and 6 from any of the other specialist elective groups or from Group F general elective units

    National ID
    Subject Name


    Core - complete all 6 subjects

    • ICTSAS301
      Run standard diagnostic tests
      CIT Code: INFT201
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to troubleshoot problems and conduct diagnostic tests on a range of platforms. It applies to individuals who, while working under a level of supervision, have responsibility to action tasks in a frontline technical support capacity.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBWHS304
      Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
      CIT Code: OHSS505
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation processes. It applies to individuals who participate in WHS communication and consultation processes as part of their work health and safety responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT302
      Install and optimise operating system software
      CIT Code: INFT193
      Description: This unit defines the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and optimise operating system (OS) software to meet business and client needs. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision and support others using well developed skills in creating solutions through analysis and evaluation of information.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT301
      Create user documentation
      CIT Code: INFT460
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create user documentation that is clear to the target audience and easy to navigate. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision with responsibility to support others in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) areas.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT202
      Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
      CIT Code: INFT701
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work and communicate effectively within organisational policies and governance arrangements, using information and communications technology (ICT) systems, equipment and software. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision with responsibility to support others within a small office environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBSUS401
      Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
      CIT Code: ADMN197
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness. It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Group A Electives - Applications

    • ICTICT203
      Operate application software packages
      CIT Code: COMP135
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, select and operate three commercial software packages, including a word-processing and a spreadsheet application package. It applies to individuals who utilise different software applications within a small to large office environment to produce diverse documents.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT308
      Use advanced features of computer applications
      CIT Code: INFT223
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use computer applications employing advanced features. It involves manipulating data and accessing support resources to solve routine problems. It applies to individuals who have achieved a degree of autonomy as advanced information and communications technology (ICT) users, and support information technology activities in software applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT409
      Develop macros and templates for clients using standard products
      CIT Code: INFT192
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop macros and templates for clients using industry recognised software applications. It applies to individuals working in an office environment who achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced information and communications technology (ICT) user, and who support software applications activities in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT307
      Customise packaged software applications for clients
      CIT Code: INFT190
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse, design, implement and review the customisation of packaged software applications, using simple programming constructs. It applies to individuals who have achieved a degree of autonomy as information and communications technology (ICT) users and support personnel for software application activities in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT304
      Implement system software changes
      CIT Code: INFT366
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement system software changes and to hand over the modified system to the client's operational area. It applies to individuals working in support roles who are required to update operating systems on client computers with the latest technology fixes, working under minimum supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Group B Electives - Network administration

    • ICTNWK301
      Provide network systems administration
      CIT Code: INFT199
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to technically manage the elements of a network, including contributing to a disaster recovery plan. It applies to individuals working as frontline technical support personnel responsible for administering a network.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK302
      Determine and action network problems
      CIT Code: INFT191
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to document network related problems, determine solutions, or escalate problems to a new support level. It applies to individuals, working as frontline technical support personnel, who maintain network continuity by isolating and rectifying network problems as they arise.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK304
      Administer network peripherals
      CIT Code: COMP148
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage an environment of networked peripheral devices, in order to provide services to client users. It applies to individuals working as frontline technical support personnel responsible for connecting, maintaining and administering peripheral devices attached to networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK305
      Install and manage network protocols
      CIT Code: INFT204
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage network protocols in a networking environment. It applies to individuals with competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, working as network administrators who are required to ensure that appropriate protocols have been installed in networks to allow user functionality and maintenance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS307
      Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
      CIT Code: INFT836
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify available network components relevant to client requirements and to install, configure and secure those components as part of a small office or home office (SOHO) network. It applies to individuals who work under a level of supervision and have experience with analysis and problem solving when working with technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Group C Electives - Support

    • ICTICT303
      Connect internal hardware components
      CIT Code: INFT189
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish a social networking presence, using social media tools and applications. It includes the requirement to review, compare, and use different types of social networking tools and applications. It applies to information and communications technology (ICT) personnel who need to develop a social networking web presence for a small or large office environment, using social media tools and applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS303
      Care for computer hardware
      CIT Code: INFT471
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the maintenance and location of hardware. It applies to frontline technical support individuals who work under a level of supervision but have some responsibility to maintain organisational hardware.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS304
      Provide basic system administration
      CIT Code: INFT198
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement components of systems backup, restore, security and licensing in a stand-alone or client server environment. It applies to individuals who, while working under limited supervision, have responsibility in a frontline technical support capacity to exercise discretion and judgement, using appropriate knowledge to provide assistance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS305
      Provide ICT advice to clients
      CIT Code: COMM161
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information and communications technology (ICT) advice and support to clients, including the communication of comprehensive technical information. It applies to frontline technical support individuals who work under a level of supervision but have responsibility for providing technical support.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS306
      Maintain equipment and software
      CIT Code: COMP168
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out maintenance and fault repair according to organisational procedures, in order to keep equipment and software operating. It applies to frontline technical support individuals who work under a level of supervision and have some responsibility to maintain computer systems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Group D Electives - Web Technologies

    • BSBEBU401
      Review and maintain a website
      CIT Code: EBUS110
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake data analysis, review website content, and update and maintain a website. It applies to individuals who have knowledge of the relationship between a website and the core functions of an organisation. They also have working knowledge and skills to perform basic updates to website content. They may provide administrative support within an organisation or be other individuals who have been delegated this responsibility.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB201
      Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
      CIT Code: INFT819
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish a social networking presence, using social media tools and applications. It includes the requirement to review, compare, and use different types of social networking tools and applications. It applies to information and communications technology (ICT) personnel who need to develop a social networking web presence for a small or large office environment, using social media tools and applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB301
      Create a simple markup language document
      CIT Code: INFT820
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, create and save a basic markup language document, using a text editor. It applies to individuals who work in an assistant capacity to create web pages.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB302
      Build simple websites using commercial programs
      CIT Code: INFT821
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use web authoring tools to create, modify and test, simple web pages and websites. It applies to individuals with responsibility for creating and maintaining simple websites.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB303
      Produce digital images for the web
      CIT Code: INFT822
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce, and manipulate, images suitable for use in website development. This unit applies to individuals with responsibility for creating graphics for a web environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Group F Electives

    • ICTPRG301
      Apply introductory programming techniques
      CIT Code: INFT776
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple applications or games. It applies to individuals with responsibility for creating applications or games and includes creating code, using programming standards, testing, and debugging.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT306
      Migrate to new technology
      CIT Code: INFT196
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, acquire, evaluate and apply new technology to improve the organisation's performance. This unit applies to individuals who have achieved a degree of autonomy as information and communications technology (ICT) users and support staff engaged in ongoing review and research to identify and apply new technology or techniques to improve aspects of the organisation's activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • CUADIG304
      Create visual design components
      CIT Code: MEDA373
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create visual designs for interactive media components that can be integrated into a range of media products. It applies to individuals who generate and assess ideas to create visual design components in response to specifications under supervision in a team environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK303
      Configure and administer a network operating system
      CIT Code: INFT187
      Description: This unit defines the skills and knowledge required to create the network configuration required by a client and to set up and use administrative tools to manage the network. It applies to individuals working as frontline technical support personnel who are required to maintain network continuity through changing requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Business
    CRICOS: 086874E | National ID: BSB40215
    Complete 10 subjects (1 Core and 9 Electives)
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course


    Core - complete 1 subject

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • BSBWHS401
      Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
      CIT Code: OHSS206
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation's work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation's WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete a minimum of 5 subjects
    Not all electives will be available each semester

    • BSBFIA402
      Report on financial activity
      CIT Code: MGNT381
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to report financial activity for business both in response to client requests and to meet statutory requirements such as the completion of financial reports. This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of financial activities who contribute financial skills and knowledge to address reporting requirements of clients and legal authorities. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBCMM401
      Make a presentation
      CIT Code: MKTG156
      Description: This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience. This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMKG413
      Promote products and services
      CIT Code: SELL115
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and review the promotion of an organisation's products and services. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of the promotion of products and services specific to an organisation. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBINN301
      Promote innovation in a team environment
      CIT Code: INNO112
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to be an effective and proactive member of an innovative team. It applies to individuals who play a proactive role in demonstrating, encouraging or supporting innovation in a team environment. The individual may be a team participant or a team leader. Teams may be formal or informal and may comprise a range of personnel.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBWRT401
      Write complex documents
      CIT Code: COMM344
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity. It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBADM405
      Organise meetings
      CIT Code: CLER171
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise meetings including making arrangements, liaising with participants, and developing and distributing meeting related documentation. It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise a variety of meetings. They may provide administrative support within an enterprise, or have responsibility for these tasks in the context of a particular team, workgroup or project.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • MGNT323
      Establish networks
      CIT Code: COMP383
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBPMG522
      Undertake project work
      CIT Code: PROJ194
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project. The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBADM409
      Coordinate business resources
      CIT Code: RETL182
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and analyse existing and required resources, their effective application and the accountability for their use. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of business resources who contribute well developed skills and knowledge to ensure adequate resources are available to perform the work of the organisation. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Other Electives - complete a maximum of 4 subjects
    Not all electives will be available each semester. See teaching area timetables for details

    • BSBMGT402
      Implement operational plan
      CIT Code: MGNT437
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement the operational plan by monitoring and adjusting operational performance, planning and acquiring resources and providing reports on performance as required. It applies to individuals who plan activities to achieve the measurable, stated objectives of the team and the organisation. At this level work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and procedures which require planning, evaluation, leadership and guidance of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBHRM405
      Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
      CIT Code: MGNT755
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle and apply in-depth knowledge of the work of the organisation, and how recruitment and selection practices fit with other human resources functions. This unit applies to individuals who support recruitment, selection and induction functions under the direction of a human resource manager.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBLDR401
      Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
      CIT Code: COMM492
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively as a workplace leader, including understanding the context, choosing methods of communication to suit the audience, and following up. This unit applies to managers, supervisors and team leaders required to communicate with other persons within the workplace. Communication skills cover a range of methods and contexts within principally structured environments.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBSMB412
      Introduce cloud computing into business operations
      CIT Code: COMP383
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services. It involves undertaking a basic review of business computing needs and identifying options for introducing cloud computing services into a small business or work area in an organisation. It applies to individuals who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve business operations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMKG419
      Analyse consumer behaviour
      CIT Code: MKTG332
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse consumer behaviour for markets and specific needs. It applies to individuals who need to analyse consumer behaviour to examine factors that impact decisions to purchase products or services. They conduct a thorough analysis of consumer attitudes and behaviour, and make recommendations on marketing strategies to increase consumption of the product or service being marketed.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBLDR402
      Lead effective workplace relationships
      CIT Code: COMM366
      Description: This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to use leadership to promote team cohesion. It includes motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing the team and forming the bridge between the management of the organisation and team members. This unit applies to team leaders, supervisors and new or emerging managers where leadership plays a role in developing and maintaining effective workplace relationships. It applies in any industry or community context. At this level work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and procedures, which require planning and evaluation and leadership and guidance of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBWOR404
      Develop work priorities
      CIT Code: MGNT349
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and obtain feedback on own work performance and access learning opportunities for professional development. This unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBLDR403
      Lead team effectiveness
      CIT Code: MGNT388
      Description: This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to plan and supervise the performance of the team and develop team cohesion. It applies team leaders, supervisors and new emerging managers who have an important leadership role in the development of efficient and effective work teams. Leaders at this level also provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap between the management of the organisation and the team members. As such they must 'manage up' as well as manage their team/s.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
    CRICOS: 086633M | National ID: ICT50415
    Core - complete all 5 subjects
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • ICTICT418
      Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
      CIT Code: INFT707
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation's code of ethics, and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSUS501
      Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
      CIT Code: INFT841
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and integrate a virtual server in a network to replace multiple physical servers, reducing power requirements of individual servers and meeting sustainability targets. It applies to individuals with a high level of specialist technical skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT511
      Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
      CIT Code: INFT467
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) services meet current and future internal operational enterprise requirements. It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include maintaining and supporting critical infrastructure for objectives in small-to-medium sized organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTTEN611
      Produce an ICT network architecture design
      CIT Code: INFT861
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client, and produce a set of architecture design solutions to cater for present and future forecast demands. It applies to individuals working in the field who carry out design and implementation of technical solutions of information communications technology (ICT) networks, employed by telecommunications and information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies of ICT networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • Installing and Managing Complex Networks
      CIT Code: INFT989
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage enterprise-wide information and communications technology (ICT) networks. It applies to individuals with excellent ICT skills who are working as senior networking staff responsible for the sustainability of an organisation by using virtualisation technologies in complex computing environments of medium- to-large companies to provide network services and resources. This subject achieves ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Selected Electives - complete 11 of 14 subjects
    Not all subjects will be offered each semester. Qualification restrictions apply to elective choice.

    • ICTTEN516
      Produce technical solutions from business specifications
      CIT Code: INFT859
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client and produce viable business solutions. It applies to individuals who carry out network design and implementation of practical technical solutions of information and communication technology (ICT) networks. They are employed by telecommunications and information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies of ICT networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK511
      Manage network security
      CIT Code: INFT214
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network. It applies to individuals with excellent information and communications technology (ICT) expertise who lead the development of strategic reviews of security and provide technical advice, guidance and leadership in resolution of specified problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK504
      Design and implement an integrated server solution
      CIT Code: INFT741
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and implement a network authentication model that allows users to log in using the same user credentials between multiple operating system platforms to provide a secure method of sharing files on the same network. It applies to individuals employed in network or systems engineering roles where they are required to support multiple operating systems in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK507
      Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
      CIT Code: INFT744
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use the appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate and troubleshoot, medium enterprise routers. It applies to individuals working as network technicians, network administrator and network support.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK501
      Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
      CIT Code: INFT740
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage deployment and administration of an enterprise messaging environment. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) professionals who configure and deploy software to supply mail, collaboration and messaging services in an enterprise environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK506
      Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network
      CIT Code: INFT743
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches. It applies to individuals with excellent communication skills who are working as help desk technicians and network support technicians.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK505
      Design, build and test a network server
      CIT Code: INFT742
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test a server in a complex network environment. It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles, such as network engineers who are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK503
      Install and maintain valid authentication processes
      CIT Code: INFT543
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop, install and maintain authentication processes to reduce the vulnerability of the system. It applies to individuals working as middle managers such as information security managers, network engineers or security analysts, who are responsible for implementing and monitoring the organisational security management system.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK502
      Implement secure encryption technologies
      CIT Code: INFT321
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure secure file encryption is selected, implemented and monitored on a computer network or local environment. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) professionals who may select, implement and monitor a secure encryption environment in any size enterprise.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTTEN514
      Install, configure and test a server
      CIT Code: INFT857
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake work on a server as part of an upgrade to an existing network or during the implementation of a new network. It applies to individuals, employed by telecommunications and information communications technology (ICT) networking provisioning companies, who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of ICT networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTTEN422
      Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
      CIT Code: INFT853
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform network switch configuration and troubleshooting. This unit applies to large networks involving wireless local area networks (WLANs), virtual local area networks (VLANs), interVLAN routing, remote access management and operating system management of network devices. It applies to individuals who work cooperatively with others, interpret technical information accurately, and work proficiently with information communication technology (ICT). Installers of internet protocol (IP), enterprise network technicians, network administrators and network support personnel complete this type of work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK525
      Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
      CIT Code: INFT748
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies, with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals working as senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation, by using virtualisation technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK527
      Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
      CIT Code: INFT750
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage virtualisation technologies, with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals with excellent communication skills responsible for managing virtualisation technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK535
      Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
      CIT Code: INFT984
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement, virtualisation technologies to provide a more efficient and reliable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an enterprise.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Job Opportunities

    Certificate III: Help desk officer, help desk assistant, ICT operations support, ICT user support, PC support, technical support.

    Certificate IV: network support, network operations support, network operations technician, network technician, network support technician

    Diploma: Network Administrator, IT Administrator, IT Operations Administrator, Network Services Administrator, Network Support Coordinator, Network Operations Analyst, Network Security Coordinator, Network e-business Coordinator.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Modes of study include attending face-to-face classes covering theory and hands-on labwork, online digital learning, and participation in group capstone projects in a simulated workplace environment, plus personal study.

    Learners may experience all of the following assessment methods in this program:

    • Direct Observation - in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace
    • Product Based Methods - structured assessment activities such as reports, displays, work samples and presentations.
    • Questioning - assessing knowledge evidence by written or oral questioning.
    • Supplementary evidence - samples of evidence from the workplace, including reports from workplace. supervisor.

    All assessments aim to reflect tasks that may occur in a work environment. Some assessments are completed under teacher supervision so that students can directly demonstrate their skills and knowledge Other assessments, such as projects and assignments are completed outside of class time so that students can develop research, team work and communication skills. All diploma students are required to participate in a group capstone project delivered in a simulated workplace environment.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) (ARB201) at University of Canberra (UC).

    Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) may also receive 48 credit points (6 months) towards the Bachelor of Information Technology at the Australian National University (ANU).

    Students are advised to speak directly with UC and ANU in relation to course choices and pathways. ANU assess credit eligibility on a case by case basis.

    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (6 months)
    PLUS
    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (1 year)
    PLUS
    Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (6 months)
    = 2 years of study
    Optional degree pathway available