Our information technology networking course will equip you with the in demand skills and knowledge to build and manage network systems in a business environment. You’ll also receive systems administration training and understand networking concepts.

There is a high demand for skilled professionals in the networking and virtualisation areas across the Asia Pacific region.

In our information technology networking course, you will:

  • learn about system testing, security, project management, databases and programming
  • install and manage complex networks
  • build internet infrastructure
  • manage system security
  • deploy and manage virtualised infrastructure.

Additionally, you will learn how to prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans, translate business needs into technical requirements and manage complex projects.

Training provided in this course aids in preparing for IT vendor certifications including Microsoft (MCSA), Cisco (CCNA) and VMware VCP-DCV.

National Code ICT50415
Study Areas Networking
System Administration
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months
PT: flexible

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $10,530.00
Full Tuition Fee $18,135.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $351.00
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.

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

February. Students wanting part time places should contact the Institute for information about subject options and timetable.

Full time:

  • 1 year (with prior skills and knowledge in IT at Certificate IV level) or
  • 2 years (includes stage 1, the Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology)

Part time: flexible (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in) 

Evening: selected units may be offered in the evening each semester

Box Hill

You must:

  • have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent and have the equivalent skills and knowledge at Certificate IV IT level, or
  • be a mature age applicant with experience in the IT industry equivalent to the skills and knowledge at Certificate IV IT level (an interview may be required)

If you do not have IT skills at a Certificate IV level, you can enrol into one of our Certificate IV level courses.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

Depending on the stream chosen, this qualification offers pathways into a number of IT qualifications at advanced diploma and degree levels. You may wish to apply for our Bachelor of Computer Systems or alternatively apply for entry into degree courses at La Trobe, Monash, Deakin or Australian Catholic University.  

VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security and e-business integration.

Job roles relevant to this qualification include;

  • network administrator
  • IT administrator
  • IT operations administrator
  • network services administrator
  • network support coordinator
  • network operations analyst
  • network security coordinator
  • network e-business coordinator
  • virtualisation administrator

For the Diploma of Information Technology Networking you need to complete 16 units. 5 core units plus 11 elective units.

Subjects studied include:

  • Cisco 1 (may already be completed at Certificate IV level)
  • Cisco 2 (may already be completed at Certificate IV level)
  • Cisco 3
  • Cisco 4
  • Linux
  • Risk Management
  • Virtual Management using VMware vSphere
  • Copyright and ethics (may already be completed at Certificate IV level)
  • Microsoft Infrastructure
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing ICT projects
  • Security
  • Network projects
  • VOiP






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Last updated: February 22, 2019 01:00pm