ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology


This qualification has been designed to reflect 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, 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. 

ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology


The Dual Specialisation ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security & Telecommunication Network Engineering) contains 6 Core Units & 12 Electives Units.

Study Block Code Unit Title Unit Type
  BSBCRT611  Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving  Core
BSBTWK502  Manage team effectiveness  Core
BSBCMM511  Communicate with influence  Elective
Study break
  ICTCYS604  Implement best practices for identity management  Elective/CS
ICTCYS606  Evaluate an organization’s compliance with cyber security standards and law  Elective/CS
ICTCYS608  Perform cyber security risk assessments  Elective/CS
Study break
  ICTCYS612  Design and implement virtualized cyber security infrastructure for organizations Elective/CS
ICTNPL413  Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry  Elective/TN
ICTICT618  Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments  Core
Study break
  ICTSAD609  Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment  Core
ICTICT608  Interact with clients on a business level  Core
ICTPMG613  Manage ICT project planning  Elective/TN
Study break
  ICTNWK612  Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks  Elective/TN
BSBXCS402  Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices  Core
Study break
  ICTTEN615  Manage network traffic  Elective/TN
ICTTEN622  Produce ICT network architecture designs  Elective/TN
  6 Core
12 Electives

Students enrolling into the Dual Specialisation ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security & Telecommunication Network Engineering) 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.
  • Telecommunications Technologist: A Telecommunications Technologist is a professional who specializes in the design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of telecommunications systems and networks. They play a critical role in ensuring that voice, data, and multimedia communications are reliable and efficient. Telecommunications Technologists are knowledgeable in various technologies, including wired and wireless communication systems, fiber optics, satellite communication, and more. They work in a variety of settings, such as telecommunications companies, network service providers, government agencies, and businesses to ensure that communication infrastructure operates smoothly. Their responsibilities may include analyzing network performance, configuring equipment, resolving technical issues, and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in telecommunications technology to optimize network efficiency and security. Telecommunications Technologists are essential for the seamless functioning of our modern interconnected world.


  • Telecommunications Network Planner: A Telecommunications Network Planner is a professional who specializes in the strategic design and planning of telecommunications networks to ensure their efficiency, scalability, and reliability. These experts work to create robust communication infrastructures that cater to a range of services, including voice, data, and multimedia. Telecommunications Network Planners typically work for telecommunications companies, network service providers, or large organizations that require extensive communication infrastructure. 


  • Telecommunications Technical Officer:  A Telecommunications Technical Officer, often referred to as a Telecom Tech Officer, is a professional who plays a crucial role in the maintenance, installation, and technical support of telecommunications systems and equipment. These individuals are typically employed by telecommunications companies, network service providers, or large organizations to ensure that their communication infrastructure operates smoothly and efficiently.


  • System/Network Administrator :  System/Network Administrators are indispensable in the modern business environment, as they play a pivotal role in maintaining the technological backbone of organizations. Their work ensures that employees can access the resources they need to perform their jobs efficiently and securely. SysAdmins are expected to adapt to the ever-evolving IT landscape, staying informed about emerging technologies and security threats to keep networks and systems resilient and up-to-date.

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