ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

Cricos Course Code: 11179E

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Course overview

This course is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to:  

  • Originate and develop concepts; 
  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices; 
  • Lead and facilitate a team; 
  • Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation; 
  • Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments; 
  • Manage client problems; 
  • Develop website information architecture; 
  • Implement quality assurance process for websites; 
  • Design user experience solutions;  
  • Develop complex cascading style sheets; 
  • Integrate databases with websites;  
  • Develop complex web page layouts; 
  • Create dynamic web pages; 
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence; 
  • Develop and extend critical thinking skills; 
  • Manage project quality; 
  • Create and develop REST APIs; 
  • Build a document using extensible markup language; and 
  • Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores. 

Course Summary

  • Duration: 78 weeks (including term breaks)

  • This course is for: International students

  • Final exam: No

  • Tuition Fee: $9,500
    Non-tuition Fee: (Material Fee: $100; Enrolment Fee: $200)

  • Funding: N/A

  • CRICOS Code: 11179E

  • Location: Canberra and Melbourne

  • (Intakes for 2023 will be available soon)

About Course

Course Description

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 a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable 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). 


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 
  • back end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data 
  • business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses 
  • cloud architecture: developing, improving and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans 
  • 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 
  • front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages 
  • game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards 
  • game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development 
  • systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications 
  • systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions 
  • telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations and legislative requirements across network projects. 

Course Duration

  • 78 weeks (including term breaks)
  • 6 terms (10 weeks per term)

This course consists of 20 units of competency (6 core and 14 elective) delivered across a period of 78 weeks (including 18 weeks of term breaks). Students will complete 1,800 hours of structured learning (20 hours per week) and are expected to complete 600 hours of unsupervised study and assessment preparation (10 hours per week). The 60 weeks of learning are split into 6 terms of 10 weeks each, with each term covering 3-4 units of competency.

Study Mode

The delivery methods for this course include:

Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning

Course Entry Requirements

Essential entry requirements: 

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age at course commencement; AND 
  • Students must have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent; AND 
  • Students must hold an IELTS 5.5 or higher with no skills band less than 5 or equivalent, if they have not completed high school and/or tertiary education in Australia or in the English language. 


Recommended entry requirements to facilitate successful completion of the course: 

  • It is recommended that all students be proficient in the use of computer- based technology; 
  • It is recommended that all students have the appropriate level of learning, reading, writing, language, oral communication, and numeracy skills. 


Additionally, when enrolling students, Opulence College staff must adhere to the Opulence College Admission and Enrolment Policy and Procedure.


*Domestic students refer to all student excluding those defined as overseas students. 

**Overseas students refer to students, whether in or outside Australia, on a student visa. 


This course will be delivered and assessed through verbal assessment, group discussion, consultation, prescribed textbook reading and online written assessment activities.

Course Outcomes

Students will attain the Diploma of Information Technology once all units have been completed at a competent level.

Graduates of our Diploma of Information Technology will gain a solid overview of the IT and Communications industry with a focus on operational knowledge. Relevant job roles include:

  • ICT Office Manager
  • Office Systems Administrator
  • ICT Systems Administrator

Course Fees

The costs for this course are as follows:

  • Enrolment Fee: $200 (non-refundable)
  • Material Fee: $100 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fee: Scholarships are available

Please contact us at enquiry.act@opc.edu.au for more information about our course fees.

Unit of Competency

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTNWK538 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK539 Design and implement integrated server solutions
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation
ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway
ICTPRG530 Manage projects using software management tools
ICTPRG533 Debug and monitor applications
ICTWEB441 Produce basic client-side script
ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
ICTWEB519 Develop complex web page layouts
ICTPRG532 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
ICTICT440 Develop service-level agreements
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