Information Technology Networking

About the Course

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security and e-business integration.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Diploma
National Code ICT50415
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Opportunities

Network Engineer, Network Manager

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?


VET Student Loans

  Starts in April

  Full Time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: ICT50415-01V03-18DUB-152


How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry for this course are:

• After achieving ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT40415 with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations or support coordinator/technical and successful completion of CISCO R & S stages 1 & 2.
• Must be able to commit to a minimum of 18 hours of study per week for full time study or 10 hours per week for part time study.
• Commitment to online and self-directed study.

Candidates should have successfully completed Certificate IV Networking including CISCO R & S Stages 1 and 2 prior to enrolling. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) offers exciting jobs and careers that are not confined to a single industry, but are offered across the range of industry sectors. This course embeds stages 3 & 4 of the CISCO CCNA R & S Networking Academy Program, providing industry specific skills and knowledge value adding to the qualification.

We pride ourselves on helping the students succeed in their studies through highly qualified staff with extensive workplace experience and state of the art facilities, equipment and software assist us in providing this course to students ONLINE, allowing students to study regardless of their geographic location. The program requires regular online attendance through online web conferencing sessions, collaborative tasks, working through activities and project or other similar technologies.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security and e-business integration. Areas covered in this course include: Project Management and feasibility reports, installation, operations and troubleshooting for medium enterprise routers and switches, implementation of server virtualisation, ICT network architecture design, network and system security, ethics, privacy and copyright. The course provides access to the CISCO Networking Academy and the Microsoft IT Academy programs and virtual environments.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Class attendance is Full Time

This course is offered online using video conferencing up to 2 evenings per week, plus self-directed study.

Course length: 18 hours per week for 36 Weeks

Start Date: 30 April 2018
End Date: 15 April 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Please Note: this course is only being delivered with the embedded Cisco Networking Academy program.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,060.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need:
• Must be able to commit to a minimum of 18 hours study per week full time - 10 hours per week Part time
• Commitment to online and self-directed study
• Access to your own computer system
• High speed access to the internet (cable connection preferable)
• Headset and microphone

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.