Diploma of Information Technology


Secure your future with a career in IT

Every part of our world is now connected – we live and work online.

The call for highly skilled infrastructure experts is urgent, and this need is expected to increase for many years to come. New technologies, the sudden need for many to work from home and more businesses using the ‘cloud’ mean there has never been a better time to become part of highly skilled career ensuring we remain connected.

Public and private organisations require skilled staff to design, build, administer and manage an infrastructure that needs to be ‘always on’. Securing our networks and protecting our data has never been more important than it is right now!

Course Duration

Classroom: 12-Months

Online: 18-Months

Study Mode

Classroom: Adelaide CBD

Online: Australia-wide

Course Fees

Classroom: $7,950

Online: $5,400

Subsidised course fees available.

What will you study?

As a student of our industry-built ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking and Cyber Security) qualification, you will be introduced to current technologies and tools providing you advanced technical and hands-on skills that can be immediately applied for any business or organisation upon graduation.

As Academy IT has delivered vendor-based training since 2007, you will undertake studies built upon best practice and cutting-edge vendor based and ‘underground’ tools.

You will learn…

  • The role of Cyber Security Officer
  • Applying ethics and privacy
  • Design concept development
  • Customer support management
  • Network operating systems design and implementation
  • Virtualisation
  • Enterprise communications
  • Kali Linux tools
  • Threat analysis and response
  • Business Continuity
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Risk and security design
  • Security architecture and frameworks
  • Red Team vs Blue Team tasks

Course Information

Students must be 18 years of age or older and it is recommended they have completed a relevant Certificate IV in an ICT or related qualification or have six months industry experience.

Applicants for this qualification without relevant formal qualifications or experience may be requested to undertake a pre-assessment of industry knowledge and skills prior to enrolment to ensure the required foundational knowledge is in place to build upon with this Diploma level study.

ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) full course fees are $7,950 for full-time classroom study mode or $5,400 for self-paced online study mode.

There is Government funded support to subsidise course fees for students eligible for Skilling SA

Skilling SA

If you are eligible for Skilling SA funding, your course fees for full-time classroom study will be $5,000 and self-paced online study will be $2,950. These fees are payable in installments. Please speak to our friendly team prior to enrolment. 

Study Now Pay Later and Student Loans

Academy IT has partnered with ZeeFi to offer Study Now Pay Later options or Student Loans for flexible options to pay your course fees through affordable payment plans that align with your pay cycle. Eligibility criteria apply. Please visit ZeeFi for more information.

For RPL to be granted, the course applicant must provide quality evidence that s/he:

  • Has attained the competencies described in the unit/s of competency that are being claimed
  • Possesses current competency in the unit/s that are being claimed
  • Possesses the required underpinning knowledge specified in the unit/s of competency
  • Has applied the relevant competencies in a context that is applicable to their area of specialisation in resource and infrastructure.

The evidence, which has been gathered by the assessor or the candidate, as proof of current competency may take a variety of forms and could include certification, references from past employers, testimonials from clients and work samples.

The assessor must ensure that such evidence complies with the rules of evidence, namely that it is authentic, valid, reliable, current and sufficient.
AIT offers a simple but methodical RPL process which is outlined in its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

For more information regarding Recognition of Prior Learning, please contact our friendly team on (08) 7324 9800 to discuss further. 

BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527Manage client problems
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTCYS610Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTCYS613Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK559Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK557Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
ICTNWK536Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTCYS608Perform cyber security risk assessments
ICTNWK546Manage network security
ICTNWK549Design ICT security frameworks
ICTPMG505Manage ICT projects

Full-Time Classroom – 12 Month Completion

Our full-time classroom study option is Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm at our Adelaide CBD Training Centre, located at Level 4, 45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

Self-Paced Online – 18-24 Month Completion

Our self-paced online study option allows you the flexibility to study online at anytime, from anywhere in Australia.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated, well-organised, experienced and committed to making time to study can complete the qualification at an accelerated pace, however we estimate the average student will complete within 18-24 months.

How does online study work?

You’ll have 24/7 access to our online learning portal where you can access all the course materials and study at your own pace. Academy IT expert trainers are available via email and phone and will schedule online discussions where you can join with fellow students to discuss learnings throughout the course. You’ll be supported 100% of the way, all from the comfort of your own home or office!

Employment Pathways

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification are:

Systems Analyst, Database Manager, Systems Engineer, Computer Programmer, Network Engineer, Cyber Security Administrator, Cyber Security Analyst, Cloud Engineer and Cloud Architect. 

Further Education Pathways

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

VET: ICT60120 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) or other related Advance Diploma

University: Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, or
Bachelor of Information Systems

Note: This RTO may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways