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Take your IT career to the next level with this advanced course. This qualification will give you the skills you need to provide responsive, high-level IT support as a network administrator.

Reports into the future of the job market show that specialised knowledge in information technology will be in strong demand across a wide variety of employment settings. This course will give you the competitive edge you need to get ahead in the industry.

You will learn to produce ICT network architectural design; match ICT needs to the strategic direction of different companies; design, build and test network servers; and monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments. Our highly experienced team of industry leaders will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to succeed in your studies and beyond.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a network administrator. It will also give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in your field.

The Diploma uses the Cisco CCNA modules 1 – 4. Students are encouraged to work towards Cisco certification and instructors will help you prepare for certification exams that will be taken at an independent exam centre after completion of the Diploma. The IT training facilities at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast have all necessary hardware and software to help you prepare for CCNA certification. The cost of Cisco certification exams is not included in your fees.

Operating systems used include:  Windows Server 2012 • Cisco IOS • Linux network operating systems. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 12 months / 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $13,550
  • Subsidised $10,195
  • Concession $9,188

Student Loan Available

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Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

It is recommended that applicants:

  • Have some prior knowledge of information technology and basic computer skills.
  • Specific knowledge in the subject area and intermediate to advanced computer skills will be very helpful with understanding the study material. It may be difficult for some to succeed without that knowledge.
  • All applicants must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • International students must have Academic 5.5 IELTS or equivalent.
  • All applicants (direct entry or applying through QTAC) must provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate.  Applicants that are not able to produce a copy of this document are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test before enrolment.
  • Mature aged students who are unable to provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate must submit a detailed work history or resume prior to enrolment and complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test.
  • To access Higher Level Skills funding for this course the prospective student must meet all subsidy eligibility.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

Textbooks and supplies are not included in the cost of the course.

Timetable

Full-time face-to-face classes are held on Monday 8.00am-3.00pm, Tuesday 8.00am-3.00pm and Wednesday 2.00pm-3.45pm for 12 months at Coomera.  The first class will be held in A Block, Level 3, Room A.03.013.  Timetable subject to change.

A combination of on-campus classroom, online and tutorial sessions is offered at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast as delivery techniques for theory and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities. Where possible, sessions are conducted within a simulated workplace environment.

Total hours: 1200

Guided delivery: 16 hours per week (applied learning – demonstration and application, activities, collaborative projects, group discussion)

Student independent learning self-directed activities: 16 hours per week (content exploration, online reading, at home lab activities and research using websites)

Assessment methods and tools include: hands-on construction and configuration of networks using physical servers, switches, and routers; oral tasks (interview questions); written tasks (workbook, recognition of prior learning, tests, assignments); group work and discussions (case studies, role plays); project (workplace research project), and simulated or workplace performance (software based network simulations, practical demonstration with observation checklists). Assessment results recognise student achievement against each competency.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must successfully complete 16 units, 5 core and 11 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Elective
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system Core
ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies Elective
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches Elective
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Core
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise Core
ICTICT501 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations Elective
ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution Elective
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server Elective
ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks Elective
ICTNWK513 Manage system security Elective
ICTNWK511 Manage network security Elective
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design Core
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

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  • Read here for further information about VET Student Loans.
  • VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements.
  • VET Student Loans give rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

$13,550

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$10,195

SUBSIDISED

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$9,188

CONCESSION

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

A graduate could expect to find work in network support, design, analysis and network security. This course has been designed in conjunction with IT industry experts and provides students with highly sought after networking skills in both Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and server/virtual environments.

Job prospects

  • Network Administrator

University pathways

A course with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast can be a great path to university. In many cases, you can save up to one year from your university qualification.

Read our University Pathways guide to learn all about it.

Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

Orientation

Registration will begin at 8.30am for a 9.00am start and conclude at 2.00pm on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Coomera, A Block, Level 1, Room A.01.053 (Main Auditorium)

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 3 November 2017

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