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.

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

Course admission profile




Course Code HECS3
CRICOS Code 075289B
Study Areas System Administration
Networking
Study Level Diploma (Higher Ed)
Course Type Diploma (Higher Ed)
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $18,110.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
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.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

February and July

Full time: 12 months (classes take place on weekdays)

Mode of delivery is face to face

Box Hill

Year 12 applicants

  • you must 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.

Direct entry (non – Year 12 applicants)

  • if you do not meet the Maths and English criteria above, you must present evidence of current employment or experience in the ICT industry together with evidence of your ability to meet the demands of the program and you must be 21 years or older by 1 January in the year you will commence study.

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.

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.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

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.

  • Gain a background 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.
  • To deal with open-ended problems that require the graduate to be able 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.

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

You will complete 6 core subjects and 2 electives.

We expect to enrol between 11 and 20 students.

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ICT112 NETWORKING AND ROUTING BASICS 6.0

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ICT113 COMPUTER SYSTEMS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 6.0

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ICT215 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 6.0

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ICT122 SWITCHING PRINCIPLES AND WAN TECHNOLOGIES 6.0

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ICT115 OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING 6.0

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ICT118 DATABASE AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL 6.0

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ICT218 INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES 6.0

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ICT117 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 6.0

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ICT119 INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD COMPUTING 6.0

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ICT318 STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT 6.0

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ICT112 NETWORKING AND ROUTING BASICS 6.0

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ICT113 COMPUTER SYSTEMS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 6.0

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ICT122 SWITCHING PRINCIPLES AND WAN TECHNOLOGIES 6.0

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ICT115 OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING 6.0

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ICT118 DATABASE AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL 6.0

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ICT117 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 6.0

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ICT114 MATHEMATICS FOR COMPUTING 6.0

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ICT215 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 6.0

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ICT218 INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES 6.0

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ICT318 STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT 6.0

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