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Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) Course

The Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) is a comprehensive qualification that covers all aspects of networking, from design to installation ...

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The Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) is a comprehensive qualification that covers all aspects of networking, from design to installation, configuration to maintenance.

Students will also benefit from completing a range of popular IT certifications, which will enable them to enter the industry with job-ready skills.

Course overview

The Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) is suitable for individuals wanting to enter the ICT industry with the intention of establishing a career in network design and management.

This course will cover design, installation and management of computer networks and systems, network security, troubleshooting and virtualised systems, including:

  • Design, installation and management of computer networks and systems
  • Design, install and configuring of servers
  • Network security
  • Troubleshooting network problems
  • Installation and management of virtualised systems
  • Installation and management of network devices
  • Group development project
  • Professional development
  • Field site training

Career pathways

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) graduates can apply for high-level ICT technical support roles and positions with indicative titles such as:

  • Network engineer
  • Technician
  • Service administration
  • Systems engineer
  • Intranet engineer
  • PC support
  • Hardware support
  • Help desk

Upon completion of this diploma, graduates may choose to articulate into a Bachelor of Information Technology at university level.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements differ according to course provider. As a minimum, prospective students are expected to be 18 years of age or older and able to pass an entry assessment to ensure they are at a competency level where they can benefit from the course.

Course duration

Course duration is dependent on study mode.

Online students will have the benefit of self-paced study with the average student able to complete the course within 52 weeks studying full-time (25 hours per week). Part-time students (8 hours per week) will complete in 36 months.

Students wishing to study via classroom delivery (Melbourne only) should speak to a CoursesNow consultant to discuss provider options.

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Delivery Methods Online
Finance Options VET FEE-HELP, Payment Plan, Finance Available
Study Time 1-3 years

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