About the course

About the course

With our integrated technologies course you'll start your path to a career as a key player in an organisation’s computer systems through hands-on experience using current industry routers, hubs and switches to gain computer networking skills.

You'll work with highly qualified Cisco networking professionals to design, configure, troubleshoot and implement computer networks.

4 units are offered from the Certificate IV in Integrated Technologies.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Part time: 2 years (Wednesdays 1:30 - 5:30) (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

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Career Outcomes

Our integrated technologies course provides the skills and knowledge for you to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) technician or as part of a team.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include as a:

  • network support administrator
  • network operations support
  • network operations technician
  • network technician
  • network support technician
  • level 1 help desk support technician
  • desktop deployment technician

The VET Cisco program provides the building blocks of understanding to enrol in an IT qualification, which will lead towards a career in basic networking and IT support.

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of the VET Cisco program (1st and 2nd years) provides you with unit credits against the Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology and the Diploma of Information Technology Networking at Box Hill Institute.

Other universities and TAFE institutions that include networking in the delivery of their information technology courses may provide recognition of prior learning for successful completion of the Cisco program.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $847.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $169.00
Full Tuition Fee $2,541.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$170.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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