Diploma of Information Technology

Diploma of Information Technology (Specialization: Cyber Security and Advanced Networking)

ICT50120 | CRICOS CODE 102822B

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).

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

  • Cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • Advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks

Qualification Units

  • BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
  • 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
  • ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
  • ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
  • ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
  • ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
  • ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTNWK538 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
  • ICTNWK546 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK550 Design ICT system security controls
  • ICTNWK545 Develop, implement and evaluate systems and applications security

Full time – 104 weeks

Entry Requirements:

Complex computer skills with the ability to modify and save a document and to upload attachments.

  • Access to computer and the internet.
  • Computer skills with the ability to modify and save a document and to upload attachments.
  • 18 years old or above to apply for this course.
  • Satisfactory completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent.


  • For overseas students whose first language is not English an overall IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or
  • Pass an Abbey College Australia entry test designed to assess the level of English proficiency that Is equivalent to IELTS Academic 5.5.


Graduates will have significant cyber security and information technology network knowledge and can consolidate and build pathways to further education and employment opportunities including:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • ICT60120 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

With relevant working experience graduates of ICT50120 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking and Cyber Security) course may gain employment in job roles including:

  • Cyber security engineer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security technician
  • ICT security consultant
  • Website penetration tester
  • Security support officer
  • Systems tester
  • Small Scale network manager
  • Network support technician
  • Network engineering technical officer
  • Assistant network security support officer

To view outcomes about employment prospects for this qualification see https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/ICT50120


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