Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security & Advanced Networking Specialisation)

Codes - ICT50220 | CRICOS 108593F

Duration - 80 Weeks

Location - Sydney


The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology focuses on moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).   If you are passional about information and communication technology, join us today! You will be trained and fully supported by our highly qualified and experienced trainers. 

Course description 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function. 

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor). 

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to: 

  • Advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks 
  • Advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements 
  • Backend web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data 
  • Business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses 
  • Cloud architecture: developing, improving and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans 
  • Cloud engineering: building, implementing and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks 
  • Cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans 
  • Database and data management: creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management 
  • Frontend web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages 
  • Game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards 
  • Game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development 
  • Systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications 
  • Systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions 
  • Telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations and legislative requirements across network projects. 

Employment Pathways 

Relevant job titles include 

  • Database Developer and Maintenance Support 
  • Gaming Developer
  • Networking Support Administrator 
  • Programmer 
  • Systems Administration Support 
  • Web Developer 

Entry Requirements 

Academic Requirements 

Entry to this course requires: 

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent; OR 
  • Successful completion of an AQF recognised Certificate IV in Information Technology, Digital Media and Technology or other relevant qualification, OR 
  • Relevant work experience in a related field 

English Requirements 

Applications from non-English speaking backgrounds only: 

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or equivalent 

Please refer to RIC’s Student Suitability and Enrolment Process for full information

Course Structure 

Core Units 

  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts 
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices 
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team 
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation 
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments 
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems 

Advanced Networking Specialisation 

  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Cyber Security Specialisation 

  • ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
  • ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
  • ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
  • ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
  • ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
  • ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
  • ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites

Course Duration 

  • 80 Weeks total duration 
  • 60 weeks (6 terms) classroom delivery 

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