Diploma of Information Technology - ICT50115
Your passport to an exciting new career in IT
Make your dream job a reality in the rapidly growing IT industry with a Diploma of Information Technology at AA Poly. This course is held at our centrally located Melbourne campus with state-of-the-art facilities and equips students with the broad range of cutting-edge technical skills and knowledge to provide high level IT support and respond to changing technologies effectively in a modern organisation.

This course will take you further than general IT support, offering a number of elective streams which allow you to specialise and learn the fundamentals of networking, database development, desktop programming and web development. Graduates will be qualified to work in a wide array of roles in the job market as an IT administrator or in the specialist areas chosen such as programming or development.

COURSE CODE ICT50115 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 12 Months (4 terms)
COURSE STARTS Upon Request. Please email enquiries@aapoly.edu.au for further details.

About this course
This course covers the broad range of cutting-edge skills and knowledge required to competently provide and manage the IT support, information and basic programming needs of modern small to medium sized organisations.

Students complete 4 core units containing ICT fundamentals and choose 16 elective units where they can specialise and develop their skills in an area of interest such as database development, networking, web development and more.

The course runs over 12 months where students attend 20 hours of in-class learning per week at AA Poly’s centrally located Melbourne CBD campus. Industry experienced teachers lead students through a wide array of assessment types to develop their skills, including technical projects, written assignments, in-class discussions and group work.

The Diploma of Information Technology can be studied as a standalone qualification, or used as a stepping stone to the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, or a tertiary degree with AA Poly’s university partner, Federation University.

Graduates of this diploma will be job-ready to work in a range of fast-growing job areas in the IT Industry, including ICT support or administration, web development, desktop programming, database design or network design.
Study Units
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network
ICTNWK517 Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network
ICTSAD501 Model data objects
ICTSAD502 Model data processes
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
ICTSAS517 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web page
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages
ICTNWK520 Design ICT system security controls
ICTSAD504 Implement quality assurance processes for business solutions
ICTSAD505 Develop technical requirements for business solutions
ICTSAS601 Implement change management processes
ICTPRG602 Manage the development of technical solutions from business specifications
ICTICT603 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* $6,000
Swipe card*** $100 (Refundable)
Nominal Hours (Maximum) 1240
Government Funded $ Per Nominal Hour $5.50
Indicative Government Funded Tuition Fee $6,820
Indicative Student Tuition Fee per course ** $400
Indicative Student Tuition Fee per hour $0.32
Indicative Student Concession Tuition Fee per course $80
Indicative Student Concession Tuition Fee per hour $0.06
*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 Diploma of Information Technology
Career opportunities • IT support/administrator
• Desktop programmer
• Web Developer
• Database Developer
• Networking
Graduates of this Diploma can also apply for the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, and higher education qualifications with Federation University including a Bachelor of Information Technology.