About the course

About the course

Improve your prospects of finding work as a computer networking associate, junior internet or intranet network administrator or junior network design engineer with our computer systems course.

Our computer systems diploma forms part of the Bachelor of Computer Systems course. You’ll build on the fundamentals of computer hardware, software, networking, systems analysis and databases. You’ll study electives in topics such as cloud computing, operating systems and programming for web applications.

Box Hill Institute is a Cisco Training Centre for the Asia Pacific region and the course may lead to certifications in Cisco CCNA or other certifications.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 1 year or part time equivalent

Delivery is face-to-face with classes scheduled on weekdays

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career & Learning Outcomes


Computer networking associate, junior internet or intranet network administrator or junior network design engineer

Through the course you will:

  • gain a foundation of technical skills and knowledge that will allow you to be employed in ICT. The knowledge is based on the computing technologist level of the Australian Computer Society Core Body of Knowledge. The elective allows a graduate to have further depth of knowledge in a more specialised area
  • analyse information from a variety of sources and be able to synthesise these into a coherent body of knowledge, so that they can act from within this framework
  • learn to deal with open-ended problems that require the ability to plan, design and evaluate alternative technical solutions to an unpredictable variety of problems
  • give presentations or reports based on skills in expressing complex technical ideas from different depths and perspectives
  • demonstrate skills in being able to transfer knowledge and understanding of specialised topics in ICT to others
  • demonstrate deeper knowledge in some areas through elective choice
  • work in a variety of different technical environments and to apply appropriate skills to those environments
  • use knowledge and skills in ICT such that you will be able to perform independent work and exercise judgment in planning and executing ICT projects
  • work independently and in teams. You will be able to analyse and design systems at a strategic level as well as possess the necessary technical skills to perform increasingly complex operations
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Entry Requirements


Applicants with Higher Education study

Applicants who have completed some of a higher education course, either at non-university higher education providers or university, are welcome to apply. 

Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for advanced credits. All applications for advanced credits are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes have been demonstrated through your completion of subjects.

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Applicants with Vocational Education And Training (VET) Study

Applicants who have completed a VET course of study (a VET Certificate IV course as minimum) with ICT field of study focus at a public TAFE or other VET provider are welcome to apply. You may receive advanced credits for relevant subjects on the basis of your diploma studies.

Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for advanced credits. All applications for advanced credits are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes has been demonstrated through your completion of subjects in your prior course.

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is based primarily on completion of Year 12 undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (this includes Australian or overseas equivalent) that was completed (or will be) in the current year or within the previous 2 years.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry if you have:

  • successfully completed VCE, with a study score of at least 20 in Maths (any) and 20 in English (any)
  • additional consideration will be given for achievement in physics, chemistry, systems and technology, technological design and development and/or mathematics methods

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience who have left secondary education more than 2 years ago (i.e. applicants who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

Experience could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education. This includes mature age entry, professional experience, community involvement or work experience. 

Applicants are required to present evidence of current employment or experience in the ICT industry together with evidence of your ability to meet the demands of the program.

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Applying


Year 12 applicants must:

  • book an interview (via Apply Now above). Note: applications for this course cannot be submitted via VTAC.

Direct Entry Applicants (Non Year 12) must:

  • book an interview (via Apply Now above)

Application dates: January and June

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion enables you to articulate directly into the second year of our Bachelor of Computer Systems. It also articulates into other higher education or university IT degrees.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

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Fees & Finance Options


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Tuition Fee $15,096.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material FeesNo materials fee applies
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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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Course Structure


You will complete 6 core subjects and 2 electives

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Admissions Data & Indicative Enrolments


Applicant background

Semester one / Full year intake - 2019

Number of students

% of all students

(A) Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)

0

0%

(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study

0

0%

(C) Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)

<5

NP

(D) Recent secondary education:

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

NA

NA

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

NA NA

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5 NP

International students

5

63%

All students

8

100%

Notes:

  • <5 - less than 5 students
  • NA - students not accepted in this category
  • NP - not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

We expect to enrol between 11 and 20 students.

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