Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Intake Dates Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Duration 52 Weeks (1 year) incl. holidays
Tuition Fee AU$11,000
Campus Melbourne CBD and Hobart CBD

Course Overview

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) from RGIT Australia will help you boost your knowledge and skills to prepare for a career as network security specialist. Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50220) reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function and may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/ contractor).

Course Descriptions

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is perfect for those who want a career in the ever-growing field that’s responsible for maintaining security on networks both big and small. This course provides high level information and communications technology (ICT), process improvement and business skills and knowledge to enable an individual to be effective in senior ICT roles within organisations.

Career Opportunities

After the successful completion of this qualification, there are several career pathways, which includes but not limited to:

  • Cyber security specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Administrator
  • Network Support Coordinator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Security Specialist

Course Structure Students will need to complete 6 core units and 14 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.

Core Units

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems

Elective Units*

ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructre for organisations
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTNWK538 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK541 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services
ICTNWK547 Manage system security on operational systems
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design
ICTNWK546 Manage network security
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system

*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Age Requirements

All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.

English Language Requirements

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

i) Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of RGIT Australia’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.

Results older than two years are not acceptable.

OR

ii) 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 United States

OR

iii) 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.

OR

iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT Australia’s campus as part of the enrolment process.

If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Please note: RGIT Australia will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:

– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT

– Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

– Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Academic Requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.

Level of Study Academic Requirements
Certificate III Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher.
Certificate IV Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
Diploma Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.
Advanced Diploma Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher.
Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning) Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.
Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (78 weeks) Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.

Pre-Training Review

All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (International)

Students undertaking RGIT Australia VET courses must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the course. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by RGIT Australia. If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with RGIT Australia.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (Domestic)

Students undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy skills. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by the Institute.

Qualification Recognition

Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.

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