Advanced Diploma of Information Technology - ICT60115
Cutting-edge skills for modern IT management
Do you see yourself as a future manager and leader in the evolving IT industry? Grow your technical expertise even further, expand your knowledge of development lifecycles and enhance your earning power as an IT professional with the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology at AA Poly.

You will study at our state-of-the-art facilities located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, where you’ll focus on advanced IT concepts required to manage a modern IT department effectively. Industry experienced teachers prepare you to plan and direct complex projects, manage data security, future-proof products and choose development methodologies, as well as give you the strategies and tools to lead a team and manage clients confidently.

You will graduate with the credentials and skills to step into roles as a manager in a specialist technical area, business development manager, software manager or a team leader in a large IT department.

COURSE CODE ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
LOCATION In-class at 628 Bourke St Melbourne
CONTACT HOURS 20 hours per week (minimum)
Blended learning available
DURATION OF COURSE 6 Months (2 terms)
COURSE STARTS Upon Request. Please email for further details.

About this course
The Advanced Diploma prepares students with the advanced skills, knowledge and experience needed to perform at a high level as a manager in the IT industry.

The course is run over 6 months at AA Poly’s centrally located Melbourne campus with 20 hours of in-class learning per week. Students complete a total of 16 units over the duration of the course covering crucial areas to effective IT management, including how to plan and direct complex projects, manage data security, future-proofing products, and choosing development methodologies, in addition to general business skills such as leading a team and managing clients.

Graduates will be able to respond to changing technical landscapes in innovative ways, manage organisational change, and develop and implement progressive plans to ensure the success of their projects.

On completion of this course, graduates will be qualified to work as managers in specialist IT areas, as well as business development managers, software managers or a team leader in a large IT department.

Study Units
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
ICAICT608A Interact with clients on a business level
ICAICT610A Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
ICAPMG609A Plan and direct complex IT projects
ICTSUS6233A Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
ICADB501A Monitor and improve knowledge-management system
ICADBS601A Build a data warehouse
ICADBS602A Develop a knowledge management strategy
ICAICT604A Identify and implement business innovation
ICAICT605A Implement a knowledge management strategy
ICTTEN6206A Produce an ICT network architecture design
ICAICT601A Develop IT strategic and action plans
ICANWK602A Design and implement a security system
ICAPMG606A Manage IT project quality
ICASAD602A Conduct knowledge audits
ICAICT603A Manage the use of appropriate development methodologies
AA Poly recognises the diverse learning needs of students and has thus incorporated a range of teaching and delivery methods in the course offered. They include observations, discussions, written assignments, tests, examinations, and/or practical application/ work related projects, classroom instruction, group and individual work, field trips, teamwork activities and role plays. Assessments will be consistent with these training delivery methods.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Credit Transfer is where units previously studied at another Registered Training Organisation or Education provider, are recognised and accepted as a completed unit.

For example, you may have completed the same unit of competency at another institution while undertaking another course; This will be recognised if the unit has the same title and unit code number. If a course title and code are not an exact match, a mapping process will be conducted to identify whether the unit requirements have been met.

Where Credit Transfer is being applied for, you must provide the unit, subject or competency information in the statement format and the original documents, including the qualification and related statements of attainment, must be produced.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), means you may be able to shorten the length of your course by measuring the skills acquired through your work or life experiences, or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training.

To receive RPL, you must apply at the time of enrolment (via the RPL section of the application form). All RPL applications have a due date requirement. This date is approximately four weeks from you receiving the RPL application documentation and must be completed before the commencement of any training services. If you have any queries about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please contact us.
Victorian Government Funded Training Fee Information 2017
Fee For Service* $4,000
Swipe card*** $100 (Refundable)
Nominal Hours (Maximum) 875
Government Funded $ Per Nominal Hour $5.50
Indicative Government Funded Tuition Fee $4,813
Indicative Student Tuition Fee per course ** $500
Indicative Student Tuition Fee per hour $0.57
Indicative Student Concession Tuition Fee per course $100
Indicative Student Concession Tuition Fee per hour $0.11
*Fee for Service: Fees charged for participants where participants are not eligible for State Government funding.
**Inclusive of all teaching materials provided to participants for the duration of the course.
***Swipe card: Only required for student attending classes at AAPoly

Please note:
·         The Student Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
·         Student Tuition Concession rate: 20% of Student Contribution.

AAPoly may use both state and federal funding for this course (eligibility criteria does apply), Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment

AAPoly is a Skills First registered institution. Funding may be available through the Victorian Government for eligible students to study courses that will prepare students to work in an industry with a growing need for skilled workers. To see if you’re eligible for Skills First, click here.

Payment Plans
Payment plans are also available for students enrolling in certificate level courses.
Study & Career Pathways
Nationally recognised training Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Career opportunities • Software Manager
• Business Development Manager
• Manager
• ICT Manager
• Knowledge manager
Graduates of this Advanced Diploma can continue their studies in a higher education qualification with Federation University, including a Bachelor of Information Technology.