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ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology


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Qualification 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.
    Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

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

Packaging Rules

Total number of units 20

6 core units
14 elective units, consisting of:

  • at least 10 units must be selected from the elective units listed below

  • up to 4 units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course where the units are packaged in an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 4, 5 or 6 qualification.

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 in ICT environments

ICTSAS527 – Manage client problems

Elective units

Group A Advanced Networking Specialisation

ICTNWK529 – Install and manage complex ICT networks

ICTNWK536 – Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions

ICTNWK540 – Design, build and test network servers

ICTNWK546 – Manage network security

ICTNWK557 – Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

ICTNWK559 – Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Group B Advanced programming specialisation

ICTPRG535 – Build advanced user interfaces

ICTPRG547 – Apply advanced programming skills in another language

ICTPRG549 – Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG554 – Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores

ICTPRG556 – Implement and use a model view controller framework

Group C Back end web development specialisation

ICTDBS507 – Integrate databases with websites

ICTPRG553 – Create and develop REST APIs

ICTPRG554 – Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores

ICTWEB522 – Develop website information architecture

ICTWEB525 – Implement quality assurance process for websites

Group D Business analysis specialisation

ICTSAD507 – Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions

ICTSAD508 – Develop technical requirements for business solutions

ICTSAD509 – Produce ICT feasibility reports

ICTSAS502 – Establish and maintain client user liaison

ICTSAS526 – Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

Group E Cloud architect specialisation

ICTCLD501 – Develop cloud disaster recovery plans

ICTCLD502 – Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure

ICTCLD503 – Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure

ICTCLD504 – Improve cloud-based infrastructure

Group F Cloud engineer specialisation

ICTCLD505 – Implement cloud infrastructure with code

ICTCLD506 – Implement virtual network in cloud environments

ICTCLD507 – Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms

ICTCLD508 – Manage infrastructure in cloud environments

Group G Cyber security specialisation

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

Group H Database and data management specialisation

ICTDBS503 – Create a data warehouse

ICTDBS505 – Monitor and improve knowledge management systems

ICTDBS506 – Design databases

ICTDBS507 – Integrate databases with websites

ICTSAD502 – Model data processes

Group I Front end web development specialisation

ICTICT530 – Design user experience solutions

ICTWEB513 – Build dynamic websites

ICTWEB514 – Create dynamic web pages

ICTWEB518 – Build a document using extensible markup language

ICTWEB519 – Develop complex web page layouts

ICTWEB520 – Develop complex cascading style sheets

Group J Game art and design specialisation

ICTGAM539 – Create and implement designs for 3-D games environments

ICTGAM542 – Animate 3-D characters for digital games

ICTGAM543 – Produce digital animation sequences

ICTGAM545 – Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animations

ICTGAM552 – Create complex 3-D characters for games

Group K Game programming specialisation

ICTGAM423 – Apply artificial intelligence in game development

ICTGAM533 – Create complex 3-D interactive games

ICTGAM535 – Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media

ICTGAM537 – Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes

ICTICT433 – Build graphical user interfaces

Group L Systems administration specialisation

ICTNWK615 – Design and configure desktop virtualisation

ICTSAS512 – Review and manage delivery of maintenance services

ICTSAS518 – Install and upgrade operating systems

ICTSAS524 – Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan

Group M Systems analysis specialisation

ICTNWK548 – Model preferred system solutions

ICTSAD501 – Model data objects

ICTSAD502 – Model data processes

ICTSAS506 – Update ICT system operational procedures

ICTSAS520 – Develop detailed test plans

Group N Telecommunications network engineering specialisation

ICTICT519 – Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications

ICTNPL413 – Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry

ICTNWK423 – Manage network and data integrity

ICTNWK541 – Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services

ICTPMG505 – Manage ICT projects

ICTTEN519 – Design network building projects

Group O General electives

Advanced IT Support

ICTICT518 – Research and review hardware technology options for organisations

ICTICT520 – Confirm transition strategy for new systems

ICTICT521 – Select new technology supported business model

ICTICT524 – Determine ICT strategies and solutions for organisations

ICTICT525 – Identify and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies

ICTICT526 – Verify client business requirements

ICTICT528 – Deploy smart contracts

ICTICT533 – Conduct quality audit of IT system design specifications

ICTSAS519 – Perform systems tests

ICTSAS521 – Perform integration tests

ICTSAS522 – Manage the testing process

ICTSAS523 – Perform stress and load tests on integrated platforms

ICTSAS528 – Review and develop ICT maintenance strategies

ICTSAS529 – Prioritise ICT change requests

ICTSAS530 – Use network tools

Artificial Intelligence

ICTAII401 – Identify opportunities to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning

ICTAII501 – Automate work tasks using machine learning

ICTAII502 – Train and evaluate machine learning models

ICTAII503 – Build natural language processing models and pipelines


ICTAUT501 – Manage robotic process automation

Blockchain Solutions

ICTICT527 – Develop and maintain blockchain solutions

Business Management

BSBPMG537 – Manage project procurement

ICTICT435 – Create technical documentation

ICTICT443 – Work collaboratively in the ICT industry

ICTICT523 – Gather data to identify business requirements

PSPPCM023 – Manage strategic contracts

ICTSAD510 – Manage risks when implementing new technologies

Cloud Computing

ICTCLD509 – Manage cloud identity and access

ICTCLD510 – Manage cloud threat detection systems

ICTCLD511 – Protect cloud infrastructure and data

ICTCLD512 – Respond to cloud security incidents

ICTCLD513 – Develop cloud-based microservices architecture using containers

ICTCLD514 – Create and test cloud-based serverless applications

ICTCLD515 – Build and deploy cloud-based applications using CI and CD pipelines

Data Engineering

ICTDAT501 – Gather, analyse and verify data from different source inputs

ICTDAT502 – Conduct significance tests

ICTDAT503 – Use unsupervised learning for clustering


CUADIG512 – Design digital applications

CUADIG513 – Design e-learning resources

CUADIG517 – Design digital simulations

CUAPHI524 – Prepare digital images

Digital Media

CUAPOS411 – Edit digital content for fast turnaround

CUASOU417 – Edit sound

CUASOU504 – Produce sound recordings

ICTDMT407 – Incorporate video assets into media presentations

Gaming Development

ICTGAM532 – Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media

ICTGAM534 – Manage interactive media productions

ICTGAM536 – Design interactive 3-D applications for scientific and mathematical modelling

ICTGAM538 – Manage testing of games and interactive media

ICTGAM540 – Design and create models for 3-D and digital effects environments

ICTGAM541 – Design and create advanced particles, fluids and bodies for 3-D digital effects

ICTGAM544 – Animate physical attributes of models and elements

ICTGAM546 – Create and combine 3-D digital games and components

ICTGAM547 – Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games

ICTGAM548 – Complete digital editing for 3-D and digital effects environments

ICTGAM549 – Collaborate in design of 3-D game levels and environments

ICTGAM550 – Integrate multiple data sources into interactive 3-D environments

ICTGAM551 – Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games

ICTGAM553 – Integrate databases with online games

ICTGAM554 – Create games for mobile devices

ICTGAM555 – Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environments

ICTGAM556 – Develop and implement physics in 3-D digital games

ICTGAM557 – Complete compositing to create elements for 3-D and digital effects environments

Internet of Things

ICTIOT501 – Install IT devices and networks

ICTIOT502 – Program IoT devices

ICTIOT503 – Design and test IoT devices and networks


ICTNWK537 – Implement secure encryption technologies

ICTNWK538 – Install and maintain valid authentication processes

ICTNWK539 – Design and implement integrated server solutions

ICTNWK541 – Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services

ICTNWK542 – Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

ICTNWK543 – Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

ICTNWK544 – Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

ICTNWK545 – Develop, implement and evaluate systems and applications security

ICTNWK547 – Manage system security on operational systems

ICTNWK549 – Design ICT security frameworks

ICTNWK550 – Design ICT system security controls

ICTNWK551 – Build decks using wireless markup language

ICTNWK552 – Install and configure network access storage devices

ICTNWK553 – Configure enterprise virtual computing environments

ICTNWK554 – Manage enterprise virtual computing environments

ICTNWK556 – Identify and resolve network problems

ICTNWK558 – Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments

ICTNWK560 – Determine best-fit topologies for wide area networks

ICTNWK561 – Design enterprise wireless local area networks

ICTNWK562 – Configure internet gateways

ICTNWK623 – Manage ICT security


ICTPRG530 – Manage projects using software management tools

ICTPRG531 – Prepare for application development using current methods

ICTPRG532 – Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG533 – Debug and monitor applications

ICTPRG534 – Deploy applications to production environments

ICTPRG536 – Design application architecture

ICTPRG537 – Implement security for applications

ICTPRG538 – Create mashups

ICTPRG540 – Maintain custom software

ICTPRG541 – Monitor and support data conversion to new ICT systems

ICTPRG542 – Review developed software

ICTPRG543 – Develop integration blueprint for ICT systems

ICTPRG544 – Install, test and evaluate pilot version of ICT systems

ICTPRG545 – Monitor system pilots

ICTPRG548 – Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications

ICTPRG550 – Perform ICT data conversions

ICTPRG555 – Implement object relational mapping framework for data persistence

ICTPRG557 – Develop applications using agile methods

ICTPRG603 – Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications

Project Management

BSBPMG532 – Manage project quality

BSBPMG536 – Manage project risk

BSBPMG539 – Manage project governance

ICTICT529 – Organise and lead agile projects

ICTPMG505 – Manage ICT projects

Systems and Software Design

ICTPRG546 – Validate application designs against specifications

ICTPRG551 – Apply testing techniques for software development

Telecommunications Network Engineering General

ICTICT531 – Test network using virtual instruments

ICTPMG402 – Schedule installation of customer premises equipment

ICTPMG506 – Prepare network project briefs

ICTPRG605 – Manage development of technical solutions from business specifications

ICTSAS525 – Develop and conduct client acceptance tests

ICTSUS502 – Install and test virtual infrastructure

ICTTEN426 – Design network projects

ICTTEN520 – Commission network equipment

ICTTEN521 – Integrate network systems and equipment

ICTTEN522 – Cut over new and replacement network equipment

ICTTEN523 – Locate, diagnose and rectify complex system equipment faults

ICTTEN524 – Diagnose and organise repair of complex equipment faults

ICTTEN525 – Install, configure and test local area network switches

ICTTEN526 – Dimension and design a radio frequency identification system

ICTTEN527 – Plan wireless mesh networks

UEPOPS423 – Plan a scheduled outage

Telecommunications Network Engineering Networking

ICTNWK555 – Determine best-fit topologies for local networks

ICTNWK628 – Design and build integrated VoIP networks

Telecommunications Network Engineering Optical Networks

ICTOPN507 – Plan and configure dense wavelength division multiplexing optical networks

ICTOPN508 – Perform acceptance and commissioning tests on optical networks

ICTOPN509 – Plan for optical system upgrades

ICTOPN510 – Test and commission dense wavelength division multiplexing transmission systems

ICTOPN511 – Test performance of specialised optical devices

ICTOPN512 – Analyse and integrate specialised optical devices

Telecommunications Network Engineering Radio Communications

ICTCMP502 – Conduct radio communications site audits

ICTRFN504 – Test cellular handset enhancements and international roaming agreements

ICTRFN505 – Test and measure cellular phone and network equipment performance

ICTRFN506 – Evaluate radio frequency signal coverage plots

ICTRFN603 – Monitor the capacity of and recommend changes to cellular mobile networks

Web Design and Development

ICTWEB441 – Produce basic client-side script

ICTWEB452 – Create a markup language document

ICTWEB517 – Create web-based programs

ICTWEB521 – Customise complex ICT content management systems

ICTWEB523 – Manage transactions using site server tools

ICTWEB524 – Analyse information and assign meta tags

ICTWEB526 – Implement and use web services

ICTWEB527 – Research and apply emerging web technology trends

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