78 weeks (including term break)

CRICOS Course Code


Course Fees

AUD$ 15000

Enrolment Fees

AUD$ 200

Material Fees

AUD$ 800

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).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

International students must be 18 years or older and provide evidence to demonstrate both academic and English language entry requirements as follows:

Academic Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent; or other relevant qualifications or experience
  • Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

  • International Students are required to have an English ability of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent no less than 5.5 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre.

Equipment requirements

  • Sunbeam will supply your course materials through eLearning (Moodle platform) and course handouts.
  • Sunbeam may provide computers, required software, and internet access to the student at College.

Role of graduates may vary from sector to sector. However, graduates with proper employability skills should be able to work as:

  • Information systems office manager
  • Office systems administrator
  • IT office manager
  • IT systems administrator
  • Systems manager

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology. It contains 20 units of competency as follows:

Core Units

  • 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

Elective Units

  • ICTWEB519 Develop complex web page layouts
  • ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation
  • ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements
  • ICTNWK558 Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments
  • ICTICT518 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
  • ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
  • ICTSAS517 Use network tools
  • ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports
  • ICTICT519 Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications
  • ICTPRG530 Manage projects using software management tools
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK556 Identify and resolve network problems
  • ICTNWK553 Configure enterprise virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers

Students study full time mixed mode of delivery that integrates:

  • 20 Hours per week is offered face to face in the classroom lead by the trainer.
  • Using the Learning Management System as a portal in the classroom if appropriate or other materials, the trainer will teach the unit and deepen the student’s knowledge of the unit of competency through a range of teaching and learning methods and extra resources.

Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. Assessments methods may include:

  • Knowledge based questions
  • Projects/ case study
  • ICT Practical observation/ demonstration
  • Web based research and reports
  • Discussions and practical demonstrations

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual units because of experience gained in the relevant field or from previous training and education. A Fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Further information can be obtained from the Student Support Officer.

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