Looking to get a qualification that recognizes your existing skills?
Diploma of IT (ICT50220) is a nationally recognised qualification that provides you with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, and manage information and communications technology (ICT) systems. You will learn how to apply ICT principles, practices, and methodologies to solve real-world problems in various domains and contexts.
Why you should do this qualification?
This is a qualification that will equip you with the latest and most relevant ICT skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the industry. You will be able to demonstrate your competence and professionalism in various ICT roles and projects. You will also have the opportunity to pursue your interests and passions in one of the many specialisations available. Whether you want to create web applications, design games, analyse business processes, secure networks, or manage cloud systems, ICT50220 will help you achieve your goals.
What you will learn?
You will learn how to:
Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to ICT situations
Communicate effectively with stakeholders and team members
Manage ICT projects using agile methodologies
Implement ethical and legal standards in ICT work
Design and develop ICT solutions using various tools and technologies
Test and debug ICT systems and applications
Document and maintain ICT systems and applications
Provide technical support and training to ICT users
Possible career outcomes
The Diploma of IT is the ideal way to be able to pursue a range of career opportunities in the ICT sector. Some of the possible job roles are:
Front End Developer
Moving on to further study
ICT50220 is a pathway qualification that can lead you to further education opportunities in the ICT field. You may be able to gain credit or recognition for your prior learning and experience in Bachelor of IT or Advanced Diploma of IT programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather data from various sources, analyse, and interpret information for threats, inconsistencies and discrepancies. It applies to individuals who work in information technology security, including network and security specialists, and gather logs from devices, check abnormalities and respond accordingly. These individuals are responsible for supporting and preventing cyber threats attacking data in all business functions and in any industry context.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse an organisation’s critical cyber operations and develop and implement a critical protections strategy that addresses the needs of the organisation. It applies to those who work as senior network and server administrators, cyber security analysts, security engineers, network engineers other cyber security related roles and are responsible for cyber security activities, including researching, developing and implementing protection strategies.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design security architecture to organisation requirements, utilising specific design methodologies. It applies to those who work in roles as senior network systems and server administrators,cyber security engineers, DevOps engineers and cyber security solutions architects and are responsible for designing security solutions.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement an incident response plan. The results of the incident response plan must be evaluated if they affect the mission of the organisation. It applies to individuals who apply high-level technical skills and specialised knowledge to provide broad systems administration and support functions.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the impact of the system on the organisation and carry out risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning. It applies to individuals who apply a wide range of higher-level technical skills and systematic problem-solving approaches in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related areas.
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.
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.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces. These individuals also engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists. 'Sustainability' in this unit refers to a broad approach that focuses on the minimisation of an organisation’s social, economic and environmental impact, as well as proactive value creation in these areas.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management in an organisation or work area. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches and supporting and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes. The unit applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for the effective use of financial resources within work teams. They are responsible for ensuring that financial resources are managed in line with the financial objectives of the team and organisation.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff that are direct reports. The unit applies to individuals who manage people. It covers work allocation and the methods to review performance, reward excellence and provide feedback. The unit makes the link between performance management and performance development and reinforces both functions as a key requirement for effective managers.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate the implementation of a workforce plan, including researching requirements, coordination of planning and implementing initiatives and monitoring trends. The unit applies to individuals who are human resource practitioners or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and document business requirements. The unit applies to systems analyst developers and project team leaders and managers who are responsible for gathering data to identify business requirements.
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.
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.
You need to have:
completed Year 12 or equivalent,
IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with no band less than 5.0,