Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology




84 weeks

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This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to plan, design, manage and monitor a business, government or industry ICT network as part of a team or an independent ICT specialist responsible for advanced ICT network security systems.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $46,300  per year.

Course Overview

With a high-end ICT technical base this qualification contains relevant security units and teaches students the skills and abilities to configure Voice over IP, setup secure wireless networks, install, configure and administer advanced secure routing, plan and implement network infrastructure and manage network security sustainability.

Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age
What you'll learn

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 18

  • 12 core units
  • 6 elective units

Mandatory Units:

ICTNWK506 – Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network
ICTNWK507 – Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK508 – Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK509 – Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
ICTNWK529 – Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK602 – Plan, configure and test advanced server based security
ICTNWK607 Design and implement wireless network security
ICTNWK608 – Manage ICT project systems implementation
ICTPMG609 – Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTWEB501 – Build a dynamic website
ICTWEB502 – Create dynamic web pages

Elective Units

ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
ICTPRG505 Build advanced user interface
ICTPRG601 Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications
ICTWEB505 – Develop complex web page layouts
ICTPRG509 Build using rapid application development
ICTSAS517 Use network tools

Teaching and assessment

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.

Industry Placements Students are encouraged to seek industry workplace experience to gain the maximum benefit from the course. The greater the practice of skills, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes.


Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    – Employment History (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    – Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    – References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    – Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Network Analyst
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software and Applications Programmers
Fees and funding

Fees: AUD $10,000.00 -no hidden fee

The tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan. This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL

Timetable:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays + Online content (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.)

How to apply

Ready to get started?

Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.

If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.

Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology.  This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the

Additional information

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

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