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Dual specialisation ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security & Telecommunication Network Engineering)




92 weeks (Incl Holidays)

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Domestic and International Students

Course Overview:

This qualification has been designed to reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills and is designed to prepare graduates to work as part of a security team in the detection and resolution of security breaches, and in the implementation of risk mitigation and prevention strategies for a company’s network operations and digital systems. The elective have been chosen to align with both the Telecommunications Network Engineering and Cyber Security specialisation so successful students will be qualified to work in two of the most in demand fields in Industry.. The elective choice and course structure is designed to empower international students to establish long term careers in the Information and Communication Technology sector.   

In addition to having both a Cyber Security and Telecommunications Network Engineering focussed outcomes, this program also provides a comprehensive exposure to the broader ICT Industry at a managerial entry level as well as incorporating communication, team, and client interaction units to enable students to develop personal interaction skills to suit particular ICT and business needs. 

Course Duration:

  • Training weeks: 78 weeks
  • Holiday weeks: 14 weeks
  • Total duration: 92 weeks

Course Structure:

Dual specialisation ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security & Telecommunication Network Engineering). Total number of units = 16 (6 core units and 10 elective units)


BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving


BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness


BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence


ICTCYS604 Implement best practices for identity management


ICTCYS606 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with cyber security standards and law

ICTCYS608 Perform cyber security risk assessments


ICTCYS612 Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations

ICTNPL413 Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry


ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

ICTSAD609 Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment


ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level

ICTPMG613 Manage ICT project planning


ICTNWK612 Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices


ICTTEN615 Manage network traffic


ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs


Please contact for a detailed
”Training & Assessment Strategy” document.

Entry Requirements:

Students enrolling into ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A candidate must be a minimum age of 18 years at the time of course commencement.
  • Submit a copy of minimum Year 12 or equivalent qualification or AQF Certificate III / IV or higher.
  • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test (LLN) & Pre-training review (PTR) process
    • Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy, and numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, make recipe cards and do menu costing, do the calculation for budget and prepare operational plans.
    • All students are required to undertake a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by the institute.
    • If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy, and numeracy training (as Institute doesn’t offer LLN training courses)
    • All learners will be required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner, relevant experience, and interview conducted by the Institute’s enrolment officer. The interview also aims to identify the suitability of the course, any support needs, and possible RPL opportunities.
    • Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to successfully complete the course
  • Ability to independently use & operate a computer/laptop and knowledge of basic use of office applications. (Part of the PTR process). Learners who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to take basic computer training before enrolment (as Institute doesn’t offer IT training courses).
  • Students may also need to have access to a computer & internet services outside class hours.
    • Although Institute will provide access to computers/laptops on loan with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study. However, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).
    • All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word, an email platform.
  • Attend an interview (face to face / phone / skype)
    • All prospective students (the candidates) are interviewed (face to face/phone/skype) and will have the course explained to them by a Student Services Officer. The purpose of this interview is to ensure the candidate understands the commitment of signing up to the course, entry requirements, course outcomes, and what is expected of the student during their studies with Federation Academy.

Career Pathways:

  • E-security specialist  
  • ICT security specialist
  • ICT security administrator 
  • Network security specialist
  • ICT security analyst 
  • ICT security specialist
  • Network security analyst
  • Network security administrator
  • Senior network administrator 
  • Systems/network administrator 
  • Systems security analyst

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