WSTC Course

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology


Course Info

Estimated Duration: 76 Weeks (60 Weeks Study)
Course Level: Diploma
Delivery Mode: This program is delivered in 15 hours face-to-face on campus and 5 hours online / 20 hours Online per week

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialized skills in a technical ICT function. Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team, or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across various industries, business functions, and departments or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks
  • Advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data, and building advanced user
    interfaces to manage organizational requirements
  • Back end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data
  • Business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes, and contingency plans for
  • Cloud architecture: developing, improving, and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans
  • Cloud engineering: building, implementing, and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks
  • Cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and
    contingency plans
  • Database and data management: creating, designing, and monitoring systems that store data and optimize organizational
    knowledge management
  • Front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions, and documents using
    extensible mark-up languages
  • Game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modeling and animation software through scripts and storyboards
  • Game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces, and applying
    artificial intelligence in game development
  • Systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications
  • Systems analysis: modeling and testing data objects, data processes, and preferred ICT system solutions
  • Telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organizational specifications, regulations, and legislative
    requirements across network projects

Western Sydney Technology College has the following entry requirements. Domestic /online students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skills to complete the course, such as reading materials relevant to the course, participating in discussions and roleplays, and applying numerical concepts such as time management.

    This will be tested through an LLN assessment as part of the course entry process. To enter the course, students will need to achieve ACSF level 3 for reading, writing, numeracy, and oral communication.

Units of Competency

ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments (Core)
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices (Core)
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team (Core)
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems (Elective)
ICTSAS527Manage client problems (Core)
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks (Elective)
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organization (Core)
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts (Core)
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers (Elective)
ICTNWK546Manage network security (Elective)
ICTNWK557Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments (Elective)
ICTNWK615Design and configure desktop virtualization (Elective)
ICTSAS512Review and manage delivery of maintenance services (Elective)
ICTNWK536Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions (Elective)
ICTSAS524Develop, implement, and evaluate an incident response plan (Elective)
ICTCLD505Implement cloud infrastructure with code (Elective)
ICTCLD506Implement virtual network in cloud environments (Elective)
ICTCLD507Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms (Elective)
ICTCLD508Manage infrastructure in cloud environments (Elective)
ICTNWK559Install an enterprise virtual computing environment (Elective)

Possible employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • IT/Network administrator
  • IT operations administrator
  • Network services administrator
  • Network support or security coordinator
  • Network operations analyst
  • Network e-business coordinator

WSTC Learning Advisor can answer your inquiries regarding course, material or enrolment fee, Recognition of prior learning (RPL), or Credit Transfer. Refer to the scheduled course fee and charges at

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in the cancellation of enrolment.

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