Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration


Brisbane, Queensland


51 weeks including term breaks

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This advanced-level qualification will equip you with specialised skills and knowledge in a variety of networked computer systems. This will enable you to provide sophisticated IT support to organisations. The course has a strong focus on IT units including a range of broader industry-specific units in the areas of virtualisation, sustainability and project management.

QLD Domestic Students may be eligible to complete the qualification under the Higher Level Skills Program. See eligibility requirements under funded programs.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $43,700 per year.

Course Overview

This course is perfect for individuals with existing mid-level IT skills in systems administration and want to enhance their skillset in network servers and update their knowledge in current industry-specific technologies. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills through practical projects throughout the duration of the course that can go towards a portfolio.

Students will learn about:

  • Administering a range of networked computer system solutions
  • A range of hardware, software, applications and programming
  • Network tools
  • Delivering solutions to complicated IT requests
  • Disaster recovery and consistency plans
  • Managing the testing process
  • Producing technical solutions from business specifications

At Intech Institute, we offer a range of study options to suit different types of students and their needs.

  1. Full-Time on-campus study (Domestic and International Students)
  2. Blended Delivery (Face-to-Face and Online)
  3. RPL Existing Skills (Must have industry experience )
Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Domestic Students
English and language, literacy and numeracy skills.

QLD Domestic students may be eligible to undertake this qualification under the Higher Level Skills Program – funded by the Queensland Government. See eligibility requirements under Higher Level Skills Program.

International Students
English Language Proficiency – must demonstrate minimum language skills.

Other criteria is determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (i.e. satisfying Visa requirements)

RPL Students
Demonstrate previous and/or current work history. See RPL section for more information.

Skillset and Micro Courses
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Attendance and work placement

What you'll learn
Qualification Structure and Rules

To be awarded the ICT50318 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration, the following units of competency must be achieved.


BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTNWK513 Manage system security
ICTSAS406 Implement and hand over system components
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
ICTSAS522 Manage the testing process
ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications


ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network
ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualization
ICTNWK534 Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments
ICTSAS517 Use network tools
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
ICTSAS519 Perform systems tests
ICTNWK532 Identify and resolve network problems

Teaching and assessment

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
As a domestic student, you will attend face-to-face classes, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required.

International Students
As an international student, you will attend face-to-face classes, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required under student visa conditions. InTech operates on a 10-week term. There are 4 terms per year. All classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week.

RPL Students
Attend classes only if skills gaps identified.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Attend face-to-face classes at InTech campus.

Resources Provided
Students attending full-time classes will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit on induction day.

On induction /orientation day, students will receive:

  • Overview of each unit of competency
  • Methods of assessment
  • Student handbook
  • Training plan and schedule
  • Internship details and journal
  • Textbooks and study materials
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) overview
  • Work placement support

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. InTech offers you the chance to transfer your skills and experience and turn it into a Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration!

Candidates can demonstrate their skills through a combination of:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
    • Prior qualification (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 or classroom (if necessary)
  • Written/verbal testing (if necessary)

Apply for RPL or Credit Transfer today!

Career Pathways
Potential career pathways:
  • Systems administrators
  • Assistant software developer
  • Assistant IT manager
  • Network administrator
  • Internet/intranet systems administrator
  • Website administrator
  • Database administrator
Fees and funding

Domestic Students (Full-Time)


QLD domestic students may be eligible for government-subsidised training. See Higher Level Skills Program.

International Students

$12,000 (includes training and assessment resources; excludes OSHC, visa fees, accommodation)

RPL Students

Please contact us for a quote.

Skillset and Micro Courses

Please contact us for a quote.

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.

Fee reduction applies for

Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check www.training.gov.au.

Additional information

Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college.
We offer the following qualifications:

  • ICT60515 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology
  • ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security
  • ICT80115 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and Strategic Management
  • or other relevant qualifications

Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and statements of attainment.

University Pathway:

This qualification may provide a pathway into university in the program Bachelor of Information Technology.

InTech has advanced standing from Southern Cross University and Griffith University for students who have completed the Diploma of Information Technology:

  • 8 subject credits from InTech Diploma of IT into Bachelor of IT
  • 12 Subject credits from InTech Advanced Diploma of IT into Bachelor of IT

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

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au