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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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

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

Mode of delivery is face-to-face

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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 and Academic Requirements

International students must have completed an Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass. 

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements

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, or approved equivalent.

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


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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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.

International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with the Bachelor of Computer Systems at Box Hill Institute.

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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Annual Tuition Fee$18,110
Annual Service Fee$160
Annual Material Fee$0
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$0
Estimated Annual Fee$18,270

* 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).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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

We expect to enrol between 11 and 20 students.

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