ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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Course overview

This qualification will suit you if you have a strong interest working as an IT professional specialising in cyber security. Training includes designing and implementing security systems, integration of sustainability measures of ICT projects and implementation of secure encryption technologies. This nationally-recognised course will prepare you for a career in cyber security as demand for this specialisation is set to grow in the near future.

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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 (Cyber Security) October 2021 - Jun 2023
    Term 1 (10 weeks) 11 Oct 2021 to 20 Dec 2021 Unit integration detail Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts 4 weeks 11-Oct-21 7-Nov-21
    ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation 3 weeks 8-Nov-21 28-Nov-21
    ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data 3 weeks 29-Nov-21 19-Dec-21
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 20-Dec-21 9-Jan-22
    Term 2 (10 weeks) 10 Jan 2022 to 20 Mar 2022 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan ICTSAS524, ICTSAS526 2 weeks 10-Jan-22 13-Feb-22
    ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans 3 weeks
    ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments ICTICT532, ICTICT524 2 weeks 14-Feb-22 20-Mar-22
    ICTICT524 Determine ICT strategies and solutions for organisations 3 weeks
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 21-Mar-22 10-Apr-22
    Term 3 (10 weeks) 11 Apr 2022 to 19 Jun 2022 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects ICTPMG505, BSBPMG537 2 weeks 11-Apr-22 15-May-22
    BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement 3 weeks
    ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture 5 weeks 16-May-22 19-Jun-22
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 20-Jun-22 10-Jul-22
    Term 4 (10 weeks) 11 Jul 2022 to 18 Sep 2022 Unit integration detail Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team BSBXTW401, ICTSAS527 2 weeks 11-Jul-22 14-Aug-22
    ICTSAS527 Manage client problems 3 weeks
    BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices BSBXCS402, ICTICT443 2 weeks 15-Aug-22 18-Sep-22
    ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry 3 weeks
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 19-Sep-22 9-Oct-22
    Term 5 (10 weeks) 10 Oct 2022 to 20 Dec 2022 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations 4 weeks 10-Oct-22 6-Nov-22
    ICTPRG537 Implement security for applications 3 weeks 7-Nov-22 27-Nov-22
    ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions 3 weeks 28-Nov-22 18-Dec-22
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 19-Dec-22 8-Jan-23
    Term 6 (10 weeks) 9 Jan 2023 to 19 Mar 2023 Duration Unit start date Unit end date
    ICTNWK546 Manage network security 5 weeks 09-Jan-23 12-Feb-23
    ICTWEB527 Research and apply emerging web technology trends and ICTWEB527, ICTWEB441 2 weeks 13-Feb-23 19-Mar-23
    ICTWEB441 Produce basic client-side script 3 weeks
    Holiday Break 3 weeks 20-Mar-23 9-Apr-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

  • 106166H

    ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

    CRISCOS course code: 0101855

  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

    APIC Bachelor of Business 8 unit credit

    (8 unspecified units)

    APIC Bachelor of Information System 8 units credit

    (3 specified and 5 unspecified units)

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