Diploma of Information Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 106166H
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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 specialist fields, working independently, as part of a team or leading deliverables 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).

Course Overview

Information Technology is the new frontier in business. Even simple IT skills such as building a website or a database are increasingly in demand in all facets of business, large and small companies, all round the world. The Diploma of Information Technology includes training in a range of technological skills to enable graduates a variety of in-demand skills for business.

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
developing and maintaining website information architecture and data
business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses
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
designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages
systems administration and maintenance support
systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions.

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Career Outcomes

Units Studied

Units Studied

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website
ICTWEB503 Create web-based programs
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG532 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG524 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications
ICTSAD501 Model data objects
ICTSAD502 Model data processes
ICTNWK514 Model preferred system solutions
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level
ICTICT610 Manage copyright ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

Entry Requirements

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  • Academic Requirements

    There are no stated entry requirements in the Training Package for entry into ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology.
    International students must be 18 years of age and provide evidence of:

    • Year 12 or equivalent and above, and
    • English Language Entry Requirements:
    • IELTS score 5.5 minimum (not lower than 5.0 in any band); 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 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
    • 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.
Assessment Guidelines

All ECA College vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment methods including written reports,
projects, role plays, presentations or essays.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar Jan 2022 - Jun 2023

  • ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
    Term 1 (10 weeks) 10 Jan 2022 to 20 Mar 2022 Unit integration detail Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements ICTICT523, ICTSAD509 2 weeks 10-Jan-22 06-Feb-22
    ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports 2 weeks
    ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison ICTSAS502, BSBXTW401 3 weeks 07-Feb-22 20-Mar-22
    BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team 3 weeks
    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
    ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages ICTWEB514, ICTWEB513 2 weeks 11-Apr-22 15-May-22
    ICTWEB513 Build a dynamic website 3 weeks
    ICTWEB518 Build a document using extensible markup language ICTWEB518 3 weeks 16-May-22 05-Jun-22
    ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments ICTICT532 2 weeks 06-Jun-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
    ICTSAD501 Model data objects ICTSAD501, ICTSAD502, ICTNWK548 2 weeks 11-Jul-22 21-Aug-22
    ICTSAD502 Model data processes 2 weeks
    ICTNWK548 Model preferred system solutions 2 weeks
    BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices BSBXCS402 4 weeks 22-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
    ICTPRG548 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications ICTPRG548 5 weeks 10-Oct-22 13-Nov-22
    ICTNWK560 Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network ICTNWK560 5 weeks 14-Nov-22 18-Dec-22
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 19-Dec-22 08-Jan-23
    Term 5 (10 weeks) 9 Jan 2023 to 19 Mar 2023 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data ICTCYS407 4 weeks 09-Jan-23 5-Feb-23
    BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT512, ICTSAS527 3 weeks 06-Feb-23 19-Mar-23
    ICTSAS527 Manage client problems 3 weeks
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 20-Mar-23 09-Apr-23
    Term 6 (10 weeks) 10 Apr 2023 to 18 Jun 2023 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects ICTPMG505 5 weeks 10-Apr-23 14-May-23
    ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation ICTICT517, BSBSUS501 3 weeks 15-May-23 18-Jun-23
    BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 2 weeks
    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 and these include Knowledge tests, Practical demonstrations, Presentations, Case studies, Projects, Role plays.

Study Pathway

  • ICT50220

    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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