If you’re interested in networking, routing and switching principles, computer operating systems, computer hardware, database development, and cloud and virtualisation technologies, advance your IT career with our information technology systems administration course.

You’ll gain high level IT support ability, and information technology knowledge and skills in the areas of computer systems administration and network technologies, with the training also assisting as preparation for IT vendor certifications including Cisco CCENT, Microsoft MCSA, VMware VCP-DCV and CompTIA Linux+.

National Code ICT50315
CRICOS Code 086630C
Study Areas System Administration
Study Level Diploma
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $13,430.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $261.00
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.

You must:

  • have successfully completed Certificate IV in Information Technology or equivalent, or
  • have Certificate IV in IT level equivalent skills and knowledge, or
  • be a mature age applicant with experience in the IT industry experience (selection interview may be required)

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.

January and July

Full time: 1 year (with prior skills and knowledge in IT at Certificate IV level)

Full time: 2 years (including stage 1 - Certificate IV in Information Technology)

Box Hill

You must:

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


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, our information technology systems administration course may offer 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 you can apply for a variety of degree courses at LaTrobe, Monash, Deakin or Australian Catholic University. 

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

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Our information technology systems administration course provides the skills and knowledge to administer a variety of networked computer systems as an independent ICT specialist or as part of an IT Services team. The qualification has a strong information technology base of core units. Selected elective units offers you the opportunity to learn the latest virtualisation technologies, develop key understanding and skills in implementing sustainability practices in a business environment, and refine skills in the final stage of your course by working with an IT team on a workplace project. 

After successful completion, you can apply for employment opportunities including as an:

  • IT administrator
  • IT operations administrator
  • internet/intranet systems administrator
  • systems administrator
  • server administrator
  • virtualisation administrator
  • level 2/3 help desk analyst

You must complete a minimum of 10 core units and 9 elective units

Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:43pm