ICT50220 Diploma of

Information Technology

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  • Study modeBlended (face-to-face
    and online)

  • LocationParramatta
    and Sydney

  • Course duration78 weeks

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Course Description

This qualification 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. 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 a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

Course Duration

54 Weeks Tuition

24 Weeks Holidays

Full-Time Study

20 Hours/Week

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: $10,800 *

Enrolment Fee: $300 **

Materials Fee: $1000

* Discounts may apply** Non-refundable Information on other fees and charges available here

Intake Dates

  • 12 July 2021
  • 16 August 2021
  • 4 October 2021

Mode of Study

The 20 units of competency (6 Core and 14 Elective) are delivered throughout the 78 weeks. The qualification is delivered over 6 terms of tuition.

Classroom based learning and up to one-third of the course may be delivered online.


Assessments are conducted during and on completion of training for each unit to determine if the learner is competent. The assessments are conducted using knowledge and skills assessments. Assessment methods may include: Assignment, Questioning (Oral/Written), Case Study, Third Party Report, In Class Activities, Observations, Role Play and RPL.

Units of Competency

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts Core
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices Core
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team Core
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation Core
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments Core
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems Core
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data Elective
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations Elective
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan Elective
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans Elective
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture Elective
ICTDBS503 Create a data warehouse Elective
ICTDBS505 Monitor and improve knowledge management systems Elective
ICTDBS506 Design databases Elective
ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites Elective
ICTSAD502 Model data processes Elective
ICTICT518 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations Elective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Elective
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements Elective
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective

All the above listed units of competency must be completed to receive the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology qualification.

RPL and Exemptions

Apex will recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTO’s, upon verification with the issuing organisation. RPL and Credit Transfer are available for students to access prior to enrolment. More information is available in our student handbook.

Vocational Outcomes

Possible employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:.

  • Cyber security administrator
  • Cyber security technician
  • ICT security consultant
  • Security support officer
  • Database Administrator

Entry Requirements and Pre-Requisites

The course will be available for those students who are 18 years or older and have completed Year 12. International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

There are no pre- requisites to undertake the Diploma of Information Technology

Target Group

Domestic and International students who wish to undertake this course in order to access employment as Cyber security administrator, Cyber security technician, ICT security consultant, Security support office, Database administrator as well as those with substantial experience gained through employment but who lack a formal qualification.

Please note: Apex does not guarantee successful completion of the course nor guarantees a particular employment or migration outcome on completion of the qualification.

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