Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 106167G
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Information Technology is the new frontier. This qualification will open doors for you in a variety of technological endeavours. The Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, in particular, will be in high demand by both employers and other industry specialists. The course includes training in a full suite of in-demand skills such programming, cyber security, cloud computing and business analysis.

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills.

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

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

  • advanced data management information: creating, designing and monitoring complex systems that store data, and optimising organisational knowledge management
  • cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture, and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • full stack web development: building advanced user interfaces, developing representational state transfer application program interfaces (REST APIs) and designing user experience solutions
  • further programming: applying advanced ICT languages to maintain security and manage data.
  • IT strategy and organisational development: managing and communicating strategic ICT business solutions
  • systems development and analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions.
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Entry Requirements

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  • Entry Requirements

    There are no stated entry requirements in the Training Package for entry into ICT60120 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.
    International students must be 18 years of age and provide evidence of the following published entry requirements:

    Year 12 or equivalent and above, and
    English Language Entry Requirements:
    IELTS score 5.5 minimum (no band less than 5.0); or equivalent.
    Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area, delivered and assessed in English only, will be sufficient for meeting both the academic and English language entry requirements.

  • English Language Requirements

    IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    Completion of 12 weeks of General English at Upper-Intermediate level or equivalent with a minimum B grade.
    Completion of Cambridge Course B2(FCE) with a minimum B grade.
    Completion of EAP1 with a minimum B grade.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar Jan 2022 - Jun 2023

  • ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) Jan 2022 - Jun 2023
    Term 1 (10 weeks) 10 Jan 2022 to 20 Mar 2022 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving 4 weeks 10-Jan-22 6-Feb-22
    ICTCYS604 Implement best practices for identity management 3 weeks 7-Feb-22 27-Feb-22
    ICTCYS612 Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisation 3 weeks 28-Feb-22 20-Mar-22
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 21-Mar-22 10-Apr-22
    Term 2 (10 weeks) 11 Apr 2022 to 19 Jun 2022 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTICT615 Implement knowledge management strategies 4 weeks 11-Apr-22 8-May-22
    BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness 3 weeks 9-May-22 29-May-22
    BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices 3 weeks 30-May-22 19-Jun-22
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 20-Jun-22 10-Jul-22
    Term 3 (10 weeks) 11 Jul 2022 to 18 Sep 2022 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTICT522 Evaluate vendor products and equipment 4 weeks 11-Jul-22 7-Aug-22
    ICTCYS606 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law 3 weeks 8-Aug-22 28-Aug-22
    ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments 3 weeks 29-Aug-22 18-Sep-22
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 19-Sep-22 9-Oct-22
    Term 4 (10 weeks) 10 Oct 2022 to 20 Dec 2022 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTCYS608 Perform cyber security risk assessments 4 weeks 10-Oct-22 6-Nov-22
    ICTCLD602 Manage information security compliance of cloud service deployment 3 weeks 7-Nov-22 27-Nov-22
    ICTSAD609 Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment 3 weeks 28-Nov-22 18-Dec-22
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 19-Dec-22 8-Jan-23
    Term 5 (10 weeks) 9 Jan 2023 to 19 Mar 2023 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level 5 weeks 9-Jan-23 12-Feb-23
    ICTPMG617 Plan and direct complex ICT projects 5 weeks 13-Feb-23 19-Mar-23
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 20-Mar-23 9-Apr-23
    Term 6 (10 weeks) 10 Apr 2023 to 18 Jun 2023 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTICT612 Develop contracts and manage contract performance 5 weeks 10-Apr-23 14-May-23
    ICTPMG616 Manage ICT project systems implementation 5 weeks 15-May-23 18-Jun-23
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 19-Jun-23 9-Jul-23
    • Face to face (online during COVID-19) classes – 15 hours per week Self-study – 5 hours per week
    • Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm offering both day and evening sessions. Students are required to attend classes on campus or online 15 hours per week.
    • ECA College reserves the right to change the timetable without prior notice.

    Students undertake a range of practical assessments for each unit of competency. The methods of assessment will vary according to the requirements of each unit of competence and these include:

    • Knowledge tests
    • Practical demonstrations
    • Presentations
    • Case studies
    • Projects
    • Role plays

Study Pathway

  • ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology ECA CollegE

  • Bachelor of Business (BBUS) CRICOS: 085157J

    Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) CRICOS: 085157J

    Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) CRICOS: 108728G

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