Advanced Diploma in
Information Technology

The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology is an intensive program that offers specialised knowledge in advanced software development, network administration, cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, and IT project management. With hands-on experience and an emphasis on problem-solving skills, graduates are prepared for leadership roles and to drive innovation in the dynamic IT industry.

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  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Next intake:

  • 22-July-2024
  • 07-Oct-2024


  • 104 Weeks (Course Breaks Included)


  • $28,000
Am I a Domestic or International Student?
You are considered a 'domestic' student for application purposes if: You are an Australian citizen; You are a New Zealand citizen (or dual citizenship holders of either Australia or New Zealand); You are an Australian permanent resident; You are an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder. *If you don't hold one of the above visas or citizenships, you will apply as an international student.
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Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

The Advanced Diploma of Information Technology offers specialised knowledge in advanced software development, network administration, cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, and IT project management. Hands-on experience and emphasis on problem-solving skills prepare graduates for leadership roles and success in the dynamic IT industry.

Program Highlights

The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology offers specialised knowledge in software development, network administration, cybersecurity, and more. Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in the dynamic IT industry with practical experience and industry-aligned curriculum.
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Specialised Knowledge

The program offers in-depth expertise in advanced software development, network administration, cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, and IT project management.

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Hands-on Experience

Students gain practical experience through real-world projects, honing their skills to tackle complex IT challenges effectively.

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Problem-Solving Emphasis

The program emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, preparing graduates for leadership roles and complex IT projects.

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Career Advancement

Ideal for IT professionals seeking career advancement or specialisation in specific IT domains, offering opportunities for leadership and innovation in the industry.

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Relevance in the IT Industry

The advanced curriculum aligns with current IT trends, equipping graduates with industry-relevant skills to meet the demands of the ever-changing technology landscape.

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Leadership Preparation

Graduates are well-prepared for leadership positions, capable of driving innovation and contributing to technological advancements in the dynamic IT field.

Open doors to opportunities around the world

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from many countries around the world.


Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology is an intensive and specialised program designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and expertise in various IT domains. This comprehensive diploma covers a wide range of topics, including advanced software development, network administration, cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, and IT project management.

Throughout the course, students engage in hands-on practical experience and real-world projects, allowing them to apply their theoretical knowledge to complex IT challenges. Emphasis is placed on developing critical problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, and effective communication abilities, preparing graduates for leadership positions and complex IT projects.

Ideal for individuals seeking to advance their IT careers or specialise in specific IT areas, the Advanced Diploma in Information Technology offers a pathway to success in the ever-evolving technology landscape. Upon completion, graduates are well-equipped to drive innovation, contribute to technological advancements, and thrive in leadership roles within the dynamic IT industry. The program's industry-aligned curriculum ensures graduates possess the skills and expertise demanded by the rapidly changing IT landscape, making them valuable assets in the modern digital era.

This qualification is for individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and can apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.

The skills required for the role includes networking, installing, configuring and testing networks and servers in organisations.

Course Name: ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

Specialisation: Telecommunications network engineering

Cricos Code: 106378G

Duration: 104 weeks including breaks

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Delivery Mode
  • For Domestic students: face-face classroom-based and/or workplace training
  • For international students: face-face classroom based.
Course Requirement
  • Completion of senior high school to the Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • Mature age students can also enter based on an interview with VIT staff

Minimum Age Requirement

18 years or older at commencement of course.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Cert III in EAL / Academic IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Satisfactorily completed ELICOS at to at least Upper Intermediate level
  • Completed equivalent of Australian Year 11 qualification from any of the English speaking countries such as Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • Completion of any Australian AQF Certificate III or higher qualification
  • Satisfactorily completion of at least one semester of study in Australia in a tertiary course (satisfactorily for this purpose would mean that the applicant has completed 50% or more of the semester load)
  • Completed a Placement Test devised and administered by VIT or a nominated accredited agency

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Course Structure

The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology offers a specialised curriculum covering advanced software development, network administration, cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, and IT project management. Hands-on experience and emphasis on problem-solving prepare graduates for leadership roles in the dynamic IT industry.

Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

Manage team effectiveness

Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

Interact with clients on a business level

Manage IP, ethics, and privacy in ICT environments

Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment

Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry

Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

Manage ICT project planning

Implement secure encryption technologies

Manage network traffic

Produce ICT network architecture designs

Manage network security

Install and manage complex ICT networks

Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services

Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

Employment Pathway

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to potentially gain employment as a:

  • Network Engineering Technical Officer
  • Telecommunications Network Manager
  • Optical Network Designer
  • IP-based Convergence Integrator
  • IP- based Optical Network Designer
  • Network Security Manager

Training Pathways

After achieving ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering), individuals could progress to:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science OR
  • Bachelor of Information Technology OR
  • other relevant qualification

Assessment Methods

The Institute will use the following assessment methods during this course which include and may not be limited to Questions, Assignments, Projects, Case Studies, Activities, Third Party Reports/Logbooks, Portfolio, Observations, Tests and Written Assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

For information regarding your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer, please email [email protected]


Your Advanced Diploma in Information Technology career outlook

The career outlook for graduates with an Advanced Diploma in Information Technology is highly promising and abundant with opportunities. Equipped with specialised knowledge in advanced software development, network administration, cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, and IT project management, graduates are well-positioned to thrive in the rapidly evolving IT industry.

With hands-on experience and problem-solving skills, graduates can pursue a wide range of rewarding career paths. They can become software developers, network administrators, data analysts, cybersecurity specialists, cloud architects, or IT project managers, among other roles. The demand for skilled IT professionals continues to grow across various industries, making the career prospects for Advanced Diploma holders even more favorable.

Moreover, the leadership preparation and industry-aligned expertise obtained during the program enable graduates to take on more significant responsibilities and play crucial roles in driving innovation and digital transformation. As technology remains at the forefront of business operations, the need for skilled IT professionals with specialised knowledge and practical experience will only continue to increase, making the future career outlook for Advanced Diploma in Information Technology graduates exceedingly bright.

Network Security Specialist

With their expertise in network administration and cybersecurity, graduates can specialise as network security specialists. They focus on protecting network infrastructure from security breaches, implementing security measures, and ensuring compliance with cybersecurity policies and regulations.

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IT Project Manager

Graduates with an Advanced Diploma in Information Technology are well-prepared to take on the role of IT project managers. They lead and manage IT projects, coordinating resources, timelines, and budgets to ensure successful project delivery. Their combined knowledge of software development, networking, cybersecurity, and project management allows them to effectively oversee and execute complex IT projects.

Data Analyst

Advanced Diploma in Information Technology graduates can pursue a career as data analysts. With their specialised knowledge in data analytics, they play a crucial role in interpreting and analyzing data to provide valuable insights and support data-driven decision-making for businesses and organizations.

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