ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Strathfield College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 105227H

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Digital technology is constantly evolving and is driving massive changes that impact business efficiency and productivity as well as the skill sets that businesses need to thrive in their industries.

Information technology professionals, with their technical capabilities, are seen as an essential resource expected to drive the growth and innovation of Australian businesses.

At Strathfield College, you will become competent in designing systems and solutions that use technology to meet the needs of the user. You will develop skills in a range of areas crucial for IT professionals, including analysis, project management, client support, and e-business. A qualification in IT will prepare you to work in small to medium businesses in areas including IT support, database development, website design and programming.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function. Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in specialist fields, working independently, as part of a team or leading deliverables with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor). The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to
• advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks.
• advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements
• back end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data
• business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses
• cloud architecture: developing, improving and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans
• cloud engineering: building, implementing and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks
• cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans
• database and data management: creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management
• front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages
• game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards
• game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development
• systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications
• systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions

About the course

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is a practical, hands-on qualification aimed at equipping the students with the skills and knowledge in information technology and cybersecurity. The course covers many essential skills and knowledge areas such as operating systems, servers, IT networking, and cybersecurity.

Possible Employment Pathways

Cyber Security officer; Cyber Security consultant; Network Administrator; Network support coordinator; ICT Support Officer

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,000 for the entire course; Application Fee: 200 (non refundable);...
Read more15,000 for the entire course; Application Fee: 200 (non refundable); Materials Fee: 200
09 Jan 2023
10 Apr 2023
78 weeks
Full time
Melbourne Campus
Level 8, 108 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

There are no pre-requisites for any of the units of competency contained within it. This course is available to all international students and Strathfield College requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:
• Have demonstrated an IELTS level of at least 5.5 or equivalent or the successful completion of at least General English Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes.
• Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent
• Are at least 18 years old at the date of course commencement
• Have a suitable level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to complete course requirements

Please Note: All the students commencing this course are required to complete an LLN test on the orientation day to assist Strathfield College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Strathfield College.


Strathfield College
Sydney Campus
Level 2, 128 Chalmers Street
Sydney New South Wales 2010
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