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Diploma of Information Technology


Course Structure

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology requires the completion of six (6) core and fourteen (14) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by the Southern Academy of Business and Technology to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in Information Technology.

The course structure is as follows:

Code Title Core/Elective
BSBPMG536 Manage project risk Elective
ICTPRG532 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills Elective
ICTDBS506 Design databases Elective
ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites Elective
ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports Elective
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems Core
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects Elective
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices Core
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts Core
ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages Elective
ICTWEB520 Develop complex cascading style sheets Elective
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team Core
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements Elective
ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services Elective
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments Core
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan Elective
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation Core
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems Elective
ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation Elective
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions Elective


Australian Training School trading as Southern Academy of Business and Technology
RTO Code: 31595
CRICOS Provider Code: 03602E

Entry Requirements

Southern Academy of Business and Technology has the following entry requirements:
International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • Have completed at least the Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

International Students may not be required to provide evidence of English Language competence where documented evidence can be provided to demonstrate any of the following:

  • the student was educated for 5 years in an English speaking country.
  • the student has completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO.
  • The student has successfully completed an English Placement Test
  • the student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
  • the student has successfully completed their High School in English Language.

Students also required to participate in a course entry interview to establish their suitability for the course

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 50 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

Delivery mode and location

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting and on-line, which includes the simulation of workplace-based environment.
Sydney Campus: Level 1,2 & 4, 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Adelaide Campus: Suite 1 Ground Floor 97 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment as:

  • Computer technician
  • IT customer support
  • Help desk, network support technician
  • ICT sales representative
  • PC Support
  • Assistant IT manager
  • Assistant system manager
  • Internet/intranet administrator
  • Internet/intranet systems administrator
  • Systems administrator Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

Course progress

Note that for international student’s satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online in here

Enrolment and Orientation

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received. The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.
This course outline should be read in conjunction with Southern Academy of Business and Technology Student Handbook. This can be found online in here

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:

  • Academic and personal support
  • Referral to external support services.

Training Arrangements

Students are required to attend face to face classes for 15 hours a week and complete 5 hours online component. Students are also required to complete approximately 5 hours of homework consisting of reading and research.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Case studies
  • Questioning

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing. If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration. For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and enrolment procedures

To enroll into this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation. For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Contact Details

Contact Details – Call our office on 1300 852 205 (Australia) or +61 2 8031 7727 (Overseas) or email us at

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This Course Includes

  • Course Level: Diploma
  • Duration: 78 weeks
  • Qualification Name: Diploma of Information Technology
  • National Code: ICT50220
  • CRICOS Course Code: 106674K