Diploma of Information Technology

ICT50120

Course Overview

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Average Course Fee: $15750

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Average Course Duration: 78 Weeks

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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 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:

  • 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.
  • Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

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

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Information Technology field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Information Technology field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Information Technology field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Information Technology field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

    Professionals

    30.1%

    Professionals
    Technicians and Trades Workers

    24.9%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers

    12.1%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Information Technology field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

    Information Media and Telecommunications

    18.8%

    Information Media and Telecommunications
    Retail Trade

    15.8%

    Retail Trade
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

    15.6%

    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

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    Subsidised Training

    State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

    This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $15,793.

    The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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