CRICOS Course Code: 099841G
VET National Code: ICT50118
Duration: 52 Weeks (including holidays and breaks)
Tuition Fees: $12,500
Material Fee: $200
Enrolment Fee: $300(Non-refundable)
Location: 373-375 Bridge Road, Richmond, Melbourne Victoria 3121
Delivery Mode: Face to Face in Classroom

In order to achieve qualification ICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology student must complete following 20 unit of competencies which includes 4 core units and 16 electives units.

About the Course

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.

This qualification has no pre-requisites as per the training package guidelines. However NAIT has entry requirements which must be met in order to be accepted in this course. Please refer course descriptions tab for details.
Entry requirements
Enrolment information
National Australian Institute of Technology Pty Ltd. enrolment requirements for this course are:
• An online application or written enrolment form.
• Identification documents, one of which is a photo of the learner such as a passport and a driver license.

Pre-training Review
All learner will undertake pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, basic computing skills and interview conducted by NAIT enrolment officer. Interview also aims to identify possible RPL opportunities, confirm oral communication skills. Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course
Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)
• Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, make reports and graphs.
• All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 4 conducted by institute.
• If students do not meet LLN requirements, students will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. EAL or academic English programs.

Academic requirements
To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed Australian senior secondary school examination (year 12) or higher (e.g. Certificate III or Cert IV in relevant field IT telecommunication).

English language requirements
International students applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:
i) Either a minimum IELTS (Academic) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course;
or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course;
or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course;
Results older than two years are not acceptable.
ii) to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States
iii) to provide evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Test evidence table
English Language test providers

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic
Minimum test score: 5.5
Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS : 5
Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS: 4.5

*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based
Minimum test score: 527
Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS : 500
Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS: 450

TOEFL internet-based test
Minimum test score: 46
Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS : 35
Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS: 32

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Minimum test score: 42
Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS : 36
Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS: 30

The test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for NAIT Courses.

Computer literacy requirements:
All learner enrolling in to ICT programs must have basic computer skills and Learner will be required to undertake NAIT’s Computer skills test prior to course entry. Students those who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to take basic computer skills course e.g. International computer driving licence (ICDL) provided free of cost or COMPTIA Academy basic computer usage course (fee charged) which can be provided by NAIT or students can choose to take course with other institutes).
Minimum age requirements
National Australian Institute of Technology Pty Ltd. Will only enrol students who are over 18 years of age at commencement of this qualification.

Materials and Equipment Required
Although NAIT will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all Learner/students 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 Learner/students are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, an email platform

This program is delivered under competency-based training which means instead of grading or marks, students are required to demonstrate all the criteria for each unit of competency and student are marked “Competent or “Not yet competent”. NAIT will use a range of assessment methods to assess required skills and knowledge for each unit of competency in the course. Assessment may be a combination of written questions, assignments, role plays, case studies, projects and practical observation.

Recognition of prior learning or credit transfer
Course related work, prior study and/or life experience relevant to this course may entitle you to subject credits or recognition. For more details please contact us.
Study Pathways
This program is part of the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package and offers pathways into a number of Information and Communications Technology qualifications. After completing this course , students may pursue further studies in VET Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree programs offered by Australian Higher Education providers. Please refer course brochure/prospectus for detailed entry requirements.
In order to complete this qualification student are required to complete.
Total number of units = 20
4 core units plus
16 elective units

Core Units Unit Title
BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
ICTICT509Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the Organisation
Elective Units Unit Title
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages
ICTWEB501Build a dynamic website
ICTWEB506Develop complex cascading style sheets
ICTPMG501Manage ICT projects
ICTICT501Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICTNWK508Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK505Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK511 Manage network security
ICTNWK516Determine best-fit topology for a local network
ICTNWK532Identify and resolve network problems
ICTPRG503Debug and monitor applications
BSBRSK501Manage risk
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBMGT516Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBADM506Manage business document design and development
BSBDIV501Manage diversity in the workplace