Hammond Institute

ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology

Duration :              12 – 24 Months

Delivery Mode:     Workplace / Traineeship, Online

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Diploma of Information Technology 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).

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 organisational 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 businesses
  • 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 optimise organisational 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 modelling 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: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions
  • Telecommunications Network Engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations and legislative requirements across network projects.
  • Network Administrator.
  • Information Technology Manager.
  • Computer Support Specialist.
  • Data Security Administrator.
  • Computer Technician.
  • Database Administrator.
  • Information Systems Manager

Some of the career pathways after completing Diploma of Information Technology:

  • Network Administrator.
  • Information Technology Manager.
  • Computer Support Specialist.
  • Data Security Administrator.
  • Computer Technician.
  • Database Administrator.
  • Information Systems Manager.

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the diploma level childcare course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and other requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • Undertake Pre Training Review
  • Undertake an LLN test: Learning (ACSF Level 4), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to parcipate in the course.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to Internet enable device.
  • Student complete separate digital literacy test to identify the level of digital literacy.

The course fee for the course is $6500, which includes all course materials and assessments. We understand that paying the full fee upfront can be challenging for some students, which is why we offer easy interest free installment plans to make it more affordable. We also have discounted plans available for eligible students, so be sure to ask us about these options when you enquire.

Contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552 for further information.

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies


Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.


Delivery Locations:

  • Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
  • Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
  • Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)


Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)

Course pathways after completing Diploma of Information Technology

  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

Assessment method for Information Technology may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

To achieve Diploma of  in Information Technology qualification the candidate must have completed at least work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

Diploma of Information Technology requires 20 units of Competency.

  • 6 core units
  • 14 elective units.

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

Industry Suggested Electives:

Group A Advanced Networking Specialisation

ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK546 Manage network security

Group B – Advanced programming specialisation

ICTPRG535 Build advanced user interfaces
ICTPRG547 Apply advanced programming skills in another language
ICTPRG549 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

Group C – Cyber security specialisation

ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture

Group D – Business analysis specialisation

ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions
ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions
ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison

To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts

  • $2,021
    Weekly Pay
  • 5,700 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Very high skill
    Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 10% female
    Gender Share

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