Information Technology

Certificate III

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a wide range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles.

Working at this level you will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications, digital media technologies, animation, basic cloud computing, basic cyber awareness.

You will apply a broad set of skills, including foundational knowledge in critical thinking and customer service skills, to support a range of technologies, processes, procedures, policies, people and clients in a variety of work contexts.

To achieve the Certificate III in Information Technology you need to complete the 6 CORE units and 6 ELECTIVE units.

There will be two elective options offered under this generic qualification:

  • Networking
  • Information Technology

Certificate IV

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a wide range of general Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs). The course will equip you with broad skill base in problem solving, cyber security requirements, basic networking, ICT support, testing, database development, programming, and web development.

To achieve the Certificate IV in Information Technology you need to complete the 7 CORE units and 13 ELECTIVE units.

There will be two elective options offered under this generic qualification:

  • Network Administration
  • Programming and Web Applications

Diploma

These qualifications provide you with the skills and knowledge to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies.

To achieve the Diploma of Information Technology you need to complete the 6 CORE units and 14 ELECTIVE units.

There will be two elective options offered under this generic qualification:

  • Network Administration
  • Programming and Web Applications
  • Course Details
    Course/s

    Certificate III in Information Technology | ICT30120
    CRICOS: 108479H


    Certificate IV in Information Technology | ICT40120
    CRICOS: 108481C


    Diploma of Information Technology | ICT50220
    CRICOS: 108480D


  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2.5 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 1 year Diploma: 1 year

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    2022 Semester 2 (July)

    2023 Semester 1 (February)

    2023 Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2022: $6,850 per semester

    2023: $7,050 per semester

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III: Material fees: $135 approx. Textbooks: $220 approx. Stationary: $20-$50

    Certificate IV: Material fees: $60 approx. Textbooks: $200 approx. Stationary: $50 approx. $120 1TB removal hard drive

    Diploma: Material fees: $60 approx. Textbooks: $150 approx. Stationary: $50 approx.

    Other: 1 TB removal hard drive $120 approx.


    Program specific requirements: Laptop, Access to Wi-Fi, Thumb drive, Microphone, Headphones, and MS windows environment

  • *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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2022 and 2023 fees are subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent) or Adult Entry
    • Knowledge of MS applications and windows environments is recommended for commencement in Certificate III of this pathway.

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

    English requirements:

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    • IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
    • TOEFL iBT - 46
    • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
    • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Information Technology
    CRICOS: 108479H | National ID: ICT30120
    Complete 12 subjects - 6 core units plus 6 elective units

    National ID
    Subject Name


    Core - complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBCRT301
      Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
      CIT Code: INNO108
      Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns. It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBXCS303
      Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
      CIT Code: BUSN286
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to securely manage personally identifiable information (PII) and workplace information. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles under some supervision and guidance who manage large amounts of PII and workplace information. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBXTW301
      Work in a team
      CIT Code: BUSN589
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as part of permanent or project based teams in a workplace within an industry. This unit applies to a wide range of workers, but has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for workers with limited responsibility for others. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT313
      Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
      CIT Code: INFT1376
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the protection and lawful use of intellectual property (IP) and observing relevant organisational ethics and privacy policies. It applies to individuals who are required to use intellectual property held by other people or organisations, to assist with the maintenance of organisational ethics and privacy policies and procedures. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG302
      Apply introductory programming techniques
      CIT Code: INFT1247
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple applications through introductory programming techniques. It applies to those who have responsibility for creating applications and includes applying language syntax, control structures to create code, using programming standards, testing and debugging.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      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


    Electives - Complete 6 of 11

    • ICTNWK309
      Configure and administer network operating systems
      CIT Code: INFT1194
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create a network operating system and set up and use administrative tools to manage the network. It applies to individuals who are required to provide frontline technical support to maintain network continuity to a network operating system.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT309
      Create ICT user documentation
      CIT Code: INFT1141
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create clear and coherent user documentation that is easy to navigate and apply.It applies to individuals who work under supervision with responsibilities for the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) user documentation. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT303
      Connect internal hardware components
      CIT Code: INFT189
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to acquire, install, configure and evaluate system hardware components according to client and user requirements. It applies to individuals who work with a degree of self-sufficiency and provide support in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) work areas and activities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB431
      Create and style simple markup language documents
      CIT Code: INFT1042
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create basic markup language documents and cascading style sheets (CSS) in order to define the structure and style of a website. It applies to individuals in ICT roles who are required to create web pages with consistency in appearance and user experience.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB304
      Build simple web pages
      CIT Code: INFT1335
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use an integrated development environment (IDE) to create, modify and test, simple web pages and web content, according to client requirements.The unit applies to those who are responsible for creating and maintaining simple websites.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK311
      Install and test network protocols
      CIT Code: INFT1196
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and test network protocols in a networking environment.It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, who are required to provide network support to ensure that appropriate protocols have been installed in networks to allow user functionality and maintenance.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS310
      Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
      CIT Code: INFT1310
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify available network components and 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS214
      Protect devices from spam and destructive software
      CIT Code: INFT1305
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reduce the risk of a device's operation being affected by spam or destructive software by implementing a range of protective cyber security procedures.It applies to those working under a level of supervision who have responsibility to provide technical support, exercise discretion to protect devices and secure software in a workplace environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Information Technology
    CRICOS: 108481C | National ID: ICT40120
    Complete 20 subjects (7 Core and 13 Electives)


    Core - complete 7 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • ICTICT443
      Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
      CIT Code: INFT1158
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to work collaboratively in virtual Information and Communications (ICT) team environments to achieve organisational objectives. It includes contributing to performance and capability within teams, participating in team activities, exchanging knowledge and skills and providing support to team members.It applies to all individuals who work in teams that utilise multiple technologies to complete a collective task.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG302
      Apply introductory programming techniques
      CIT Code: INFT1247
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple applications through introductory programming techniques. It applies to those who have responsibility for creating applications and includes applying language syntax, control structures to create code, using programming standards, testing and debugging.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT451
      Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
      CIT Code: INFT1378
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with the protection and lawful use of intellectual property (IP) and to implement relevant organisational ethics and privacy policies. It applies to individuals who are required to use IP owned by other persons and organisations, and to support organisations and stakeholders with the compliance of organisational ethics, and privacy policies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBCRT404
      Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
      CIT Code: BUSN272
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a professional context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This unit applies to individuals who evaluate processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for developing work processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBXCS404
      Contribute to cyber security risk management
      CIT Code: BUSN296
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to cyber security risk management, which includes assisting in developing and managing associated risk management strategies. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles who work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT426
      Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
      CIT Code: INFT1024
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify emerging technologies and practices in the ICT sector and evaluate their potential impact on organisational practices.It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS432
      Identify and resolve client ICT problems
      CIT Code: INFT1312
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, record, prioritise and resolve client Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support activities and escalate as required.It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised and technical knowledge to take responsibility in providing client-based ICT support to end users in an office or working environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete 13 of 29

    • ICTWEB441
      Produce basic client-side script
      CIT Code: INFT1347
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop interactive and engaging websites, using a range of features from various languages.The unit applies to individuals working in web development environments who are required to produce client-side scripts as a common means of creating interactive websites. These scripts offer an effective simple means of enabling websites to provide greater interaction with clients.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTTEN417
      Install, configure and test a router
      CIT Code: INFT849
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake router installation and configuration, as part of an upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new network. It applies to individuals who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of information and communication technologies (ICT) networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK429
      Install hardware to networks
      CIT Code: INFT1204
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network.It applies to individuals involved in technical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles, including network administrators who support network hardware in a peer-to-peer or client-server networked environment. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTTEN419
      Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
      CIT Code: INFT851
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine customer needs, use information communication technologies (ICT) to meet network requirements, rectify equipment errors and create appropriate workplace documentation. It applies to individuals working as installers of internet protocol (IP) networks, enterprise network technicians, network administrators and other network support personnel.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB431
      Create and style simple markup language documents
      CIT Code: INFT1042
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create basic markup language documents and cascading style sheets (CSS) in order to define the structure and style of a website. It applies to individuals in ICT roles who are required to create web pages with consistency in appearance and user experience.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK422
      Install and manage servers
      CIT Code: INFT1197
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. It includes the ability to conduct initial configuration and testing, administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and troubleshooting.It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, involved in network management, server administration and similar roles.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK427
      Configure desktop environments
      CIT Code: INFT1202
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and support a desktop and workstation operating system in a networked environment.It applies to individuals with competent technical skills employed in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles or similar.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT435
      Create technical documentation
      CIT Code: INFT1152
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear and understandable for the target audience and both easy to navigate and apply. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff, who are required to produce technical support documents of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related work. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK420
      Install and configure virtual machines
      CIT Code: INFT1028
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and implement virtualisation solutions to meet organisational needs in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the virtualisation of desktop and server operating systems.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTCLD301
      Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
      CIT Code: INFT1046
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a basic review and analysis of cloud computing delivery and deployment models to support the needs of a business.The unit applies to individuals engaged in the basic review of a cloud computing solutions for a business or enterprise. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTCLD401
      Configure cloud services
      CIT Code: INFT1382
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure core cloud services including compute, storage, databases and autoscaling according to business needs and workload. The unit applies to cloud computing architects, developers and cloud engineers utilising cloud services and those engaged in deploying cloud computing solutions for a business. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB444
      Create responsive website layouts
      CIT Code: INFT1350
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to scope web page requirements and to create and implement designs according to client requirements. Clients in this instance refers to internal and external individuals.The unit applies to individuals working as web designers and web developers, who apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic web development for internal and external clients. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB451
      Apply structured query language in relational databases
      CIT Code: INFT1357
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce structured query language (SQL) statements to work with server-side scripts, enabling web developers to interact with web server databases. The unit applies to individuals in a range of roles who are responsible for creating server-side interaction with dynamic web pages, using SQL as a means of communicating with databases. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTDBS416
      Create basic relational databases
      CIT Code: INFT1082
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop and test relational databases to meet specifications.It applies to individuals who are database support staff, application programmers and web designers who are required to create a simple database to store information for an online, desktop, web or mobile device application, using a simple entity relational database on a web or database server environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG437
      Build a user interface
      CIT Code: INFT1255
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, build and test a user interface (UI) to specification, including command-line interfaces (CLI), graphical user interfaces (GUI), web user interfaces (WUI) and natural user interfaces (NUI).It applies to those who work as user-interface designers and are responsible for specifying the layout and style of the desired user interface. This includes developers working in the area of user interface design and implementation.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG434
      Automate processes
      CIT Code: INFT1252
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write scripts to automate solutions by using basic scripting processes and application-specific scripting options.It applies to those who work in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles and who are required to automate tasks.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG430
      Apply introductory object- oriented language skills
      CIT Code: INFT1031
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake introductory programming tasks using an object-oriented programming language including tool usage, documentation, debugging, and testing techniques.It applies to individuals who are programmers in a variety of fields and who are required to produce simple programs in object-oriented languages. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG431
      Apply query language in relational databases
      CIT Code: INFT1249
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to retrieve and manipulate information stored in information systems using a query language.It applies to those who are involved in a range of work environments, who are required to extract information from a relational database by creating and running queries.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG440
      Apply introductory programming skills in different languages
      CIT Code: INFT1258
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out introductory programming activities including application of basic language syntax, coding and debugging code in different languages.It applies to those who work in programming, development and technical roles. This includes programmers, software developers and as IT staff responsible for conducting programming activities, including writing, maintaining and updating programs, defining data and file handling.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG441
      Apply skills in object-oriented design
      CIT Code: INFT1259
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce an object-oriented design from specifications, applying the cyclic process of iteration from identification of class, instance, role and type to the final object-oriented model of the application.It applies to those who are required to design systems using an object-oriented method.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK428
      Create scripts for networking
      CIT Code: INFT1203
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake scripted programming tasks for networking related activities.It applies to individuals with competent technical skills who are employed in network or systems administration roles.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT429
      Determine and confirm client business requirements
      CIT Code: INFT1146
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine client business system requirements and verify the accuracy of information gathered.It applies to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) personnel who are required to analyse client expectations and needs, as well as recommending business system changes. Clients can be internal and external and include a range of team members and staff. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK421
      Install, configure and test network security
      CIT Code: INFT1029
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and test network security in an organisational environment.It applies to individuals who are involved in the installation, configuration, and testing of network security for networks of any size in job roles including network administrator, penetration tester, and security consultant.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK423
      Manage network and data integrity
      CIT Code: INFT1377
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead development of asset protection processes, determining threats and implementing controls to mitigate risk. It applies to individuals in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industries who are responsible for implementing and managing the organisational disaster recovery and asset protection policy and procedures of a network. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK424
      Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
      CIT Code: INFT1199
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, route and switch operations as well as to configure simple networks.It applies to individuals involved in network support positions with the Information Communications Technologies (ICT) skills required to use tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, a small enterprise branch network.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTTEN434
      Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
      CIT Code: INFT1334
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify required network elements according to specifications, install for interoperability within network, apply network topologies, protocols and security issues, and troubleshoot when required. It applies to individuals who are involved in installation, maintenance and upgrade of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) networks in telecommunications or Information Technology Networking provisioning companies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAD402
      Develop and present ICT feasibility reports
      CIT Code: INFT1291
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse system solutions and present a feasibility report to the client.It applies to individuals who investigate potential solutions within the context of an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) project, who are required to and work within a team under some level of supervision.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK431
      Create network documentation
      CIT Code: INFT1206
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine network requirements and produce and evaluate network documentation.It applies to individuals involved in roles requiring task management and competent Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, including network administrators, technicians and support personnel.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPMG411
      Support small scale ICT projects
      CIT Code: INFT1239
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the management of low risk, straight forward Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects within an organisation. It applies to individuals who work under a level of supervision but have responsibility to ensure workflow is planned and completed on time and in line with organisational and task requirements. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Information Technology
    CRICOS: 108480D | National ID: ICT50220
    Complete 20 subjects


    Electives (Group 1) - complete 6 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • BSBCRT512
      Originate and develop concepts
      CIT Code: BUSN293
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.The unit applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process. This may include marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs and entertainment events. These individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy and also collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts for implementation.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBXCS402
      Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
      CIT Code: BUSN297
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT532
      Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
      CIT Code: INFT1180
      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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT517
      Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
      CIT Code: INFT1027
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) products and systems match the strategic direction of the organisation.It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include improving, evaluating, acquiring, maintaining and supporting ICT for organisations.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBXTW401
      Lead and facilitate a team
      CIT Code: MGNT797
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for team leader or supervisor level (depending on organisational structure) workers with responsibility for others or teams.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS527
      Manage client problems
      CIT Code: INFT1330
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise and support clients to manage and resolve problems in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.It applies to individuals who apply high level technical and specialised knowledge in assisting clients to support, manage and resolve problems.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives (Group 2) - complete minimum of 10 subjects

    • ICTNWK537
      Implement secure encryption technologies
      CIT Code: INFT1210
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, implement and monitor secure file encryption technologies on a computer network or local environment.It applies to individuals working as network engineers, security analysts, application and software developers as well as systems support administrations in in any size enterprise.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG532
      Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
      CIT Code: INFT1033
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake advanced programming tasks using object-oriented programming languages in the development of large-sized applications.It applies to individuals who are programmers producing complex object-oriented programming in the development of large-sized applications.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPMG505
      Manage ICT projects
      CIT Code: INFT1240
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the initiation, implementation and completion of reasonably complex Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects incorporating scope, risk control, cyber security and financial factors.It applies to those who use a range of specialised technical and managerial techniques to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and the work of a team.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS525
      Develop and conduct client acceptance tests
      CIT Code: INFT1380
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct acceptance testing as part of a process whereby clients will determine whether to accept the system. It applies to experienced individuals working in a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environments, who apply specialised and technical knowledge in the development of strategic initiatives and in performing and organising others to complete complex technical operations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK539
      Design and implement integrated server solutions
      CIT Code: INFT1212
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and implement network authentication models that allow users to log in using the same user credentials between multiple operating system platforms and that provides a secure method of file sharing on a single, shared network.It applies to individuals working in network or systems engineering roles, where they are required to support multiple operating systems in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisational settings. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK538
      Install and maintain valid authentication processes
      CIT Code: INFT1211
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop, install and maintain authentication processes and reduce vulnerability of a system.It applies to individuals working in middle management roles including information security managers, network engineers, security analysts, or similar roles who are responsible for implementing and monitoring an organisational security management system.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK540
      Design, build and test network servers
      CIT Code: INFT1379
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test servers in complex network environments. It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles or similar and are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK542
      Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
      CIT Code: INFT1215
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers. It applies to individuals working as network technicians and network administrators or in other network support roles. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK531
      Configure an internet gateway
      CIT Code: INFT473
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to connect network hardware devices, mainly personal computers (PCs), to an internet gateway. It applies to individuals who are middle managers, network engineers, technical specialists or security analysts with excellent information communications and technology (ICT) skills who plan and implement networks, determine security threats and are involved in business budgeting. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK557
      Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
      CIT Code: INFT1229
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments and to provide a more efficient and reliable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.It applies to senior networking staff who are responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK559
      Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
      CIT Code: INFT1231
      Description: It applies to those who work as senior networkers and administrators, and responsible for increasing the sustainability of an enterprise or similar environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK554
      Manage enterprise virtual computing environments
      CIT Code: INFT1227
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage virtualisation technologies, with the goal of enhancing sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environments.It applies to individuals who work in ICT roles where they are responsible for managing virtualisation technologies.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK546
      Manage network security
      CIT Code: INFT1381
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network. It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expertise and lead the development of strategic reviews of security and provide technical advice, guidance and leadership in resolution of specified problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTNWK529
      Install and manage complex ICT networks
      CIT Code: INFT751
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAD501
      Model data objects
      CIT Code: INFT441
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand business operations, identify entities and data, diagrammatically represent their relationships, and prepare a data model. It applies individuals who have a broad range of analytical, technical and communication skills and who work within broad but established parameters. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAD502
      Model data processes
      CIT Code: INFT442
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather process data and business information in order to model data processes within an organisation. It applies to individuals who can apply a broad range of technical knowledge and skills within the context of a complex project. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTDBS507
      Integrate databases with websites
      CIT Code: INFT1087
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate a database with a website.It applies to those employed as web software and database developers and responsible for creating data-driven web applications.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB520
      Develop complex cascading style sheets
      CIT Code: INFT1364
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop complex cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document. It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers, who are involved in the layout and appearance of web pages have a highly developed understanding of design principles and software languages and can apply protocols and standards proficiently. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB513
      Build dynamic websites
      CIT Code: INFT1359
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and design websites to meet technical requirements.It applies to individuals working as web developers, who are responsible for the analysis, design, implementation and testing of websites.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTWEB517
      Create web-based programs
      CIT Code: INFT1361
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop web applications.It applies to individuals who work as web developers and have highly developed technical skills to take responsibility for implementing code required to create web applications.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAS502
      Establish and maintain client user liaison
      CIT Code: INFT472
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain client user liaison in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment, post support implementation. This occurs after the business critical functions have been determined. It applies to individuals who are responsible for system and business analysis and administration, and liaising with clients to ensure that their requirements are fully met. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTPRG530
      Manage projects using software management tools
      CIT Code: INFT1265
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use software management tools, to manage a systems development project from initiation to completion.It applies to software developers, who work in a team or who individually develop systems to specification using software management tools to manage delivery within time and budget parameters. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT525
      Identify and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies
      CIT Code: INFT1174
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, plan and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies at an identified industry standard. The unit applies to those engaged in ongoing review and research to identify, manage and evaluate the implementation of industry technologies or techniques to improve aspects of the organisation's activities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTSAD508
      Develop technical requirements for business solutions
      CIT Code: INFT1293
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop technical and related requirements that will enable business solutions to be implemented in an organisation.It applies to individuals responsible for performing complex technical analysis to complete a range of tasks and provide solutions to complex problems.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives (Group 3) - May complete maximum of 3 subjects

    • ICTNWK420
      Install and configure virtual machines
      CIT Code: INFT1028
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and implement virtualisation solutions to meet organisational needs in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the virtualisation of desktop and server operating systems.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTCLD401
      Configure cloud services
      CIT Code: INFT1382
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure core cloud services including compute, storage, databases and autoscaling according to business needs and workload. The unit applies to cloud computing architects, developers and cloud engineers utilising cloud services and those engaged in deploying cloud computing solutions for a business. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTTEN622
      Produce ICT network architecture designs
      CIT Code: INFT1383
      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 information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies of ICT networks. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Depending on which electives you choose, here are some possible job titles relevant to each qualification.

    Diploma: Information Systems Office Manager; Office Systems Administrator; IT Office Manager; IT Systems Administrator; Systems Manager; Network Administrator; IT Administrator; IT Operations Administrator; Network Services Administrator; Network Support Coordinator; Network Operations Analyst; Network Security Coordinator; Network E-Business Coordinator; Analyst Programmer Support; Assistant Programming Developer; Assistant Software Applications Programmer; Assistant Software Developer; Database Support Programmer; or Web Support Programmer.

    Certificate IV: ICT Technician/Customer Support; Information Systems: Operator/ Administrator; User Support Technician; Network Operations Technician; Entry level web developer; Entry level database developer; Assistant software, systems or web tester; Cyber Security paraprofessional supporting the operation of large, small and medium enterprise computing environments; Computer Helpdesk Technician; Cyber Security Intrusion Tester; Cyber Security Support Officer; Security Penetration Tester; Information Systems Security Support Officer; Systems Tester; PC Support; Network Security Support Officer; Network Security Trainee; or Website Security Support Officer.

    Certificate III: Help desk assistant/officer; ICT operations support; ICT user support; PC support; Technical support; Network support; Network operations support; Network operations technician; Network technician; Network support technician; Computer Helpdesk Technician; or Network Security Trainee.

  • 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

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.

    Formal credit arrangements are currently under negotiation.

    Certificate III in Information Technology 6 months
    PLUS
    Certificate IV in Information Technology1 year
    PLUS
    Diploma of Information Technology 1 year
    = 2.5 years of study