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Keen to provide responsive, high-level IT support to organisations?

This qualification will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to deliver strategic solutions to complicated IT requests, which can include those relating to networked computer systems. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Bundamba, Toowoomba

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: 1 year / up to 28 hours per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $13,760

Student Loan Available

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Step into the corporate world with confidence...

Gain the knowledge and skills to deliver strategic solutions to complicated IT requests.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Bundamba 30 Jan 2018 up to 28 hours per week Blended
Toowoomba 30 Jan 2018 up to 28 hours per week Blended

Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, this is an accelerated course delivered over 1 year and is suitable for students who have completed ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or who have equivalent experience and knowledge. You should be:

  • proficient in the use of Windows desktop
  • proficient in the use of Windows filing system
  • proficient in the use of internet, email and social media
  • proficient in the use of basic systems administration in the Microsoft Active Directory environment
  • familiar with NTFS file permissions and security
  • able to design, build and troubleshoot Local Area Networks

Location/s

Bundamba
Cnr Mary and Byrne Streets
Bundamba QLD 4304

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

You will require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations. You will also require personal stationery (pens and paper), and a valid email address.

A large capacity external storage device is recomended, as files larger than 10GB will be used throughout the course.

You will also be required to purchase the following textbooks (note: a small number of these textbooks are available to be borrowed from the TAFE Queensland South West Library should you not wish to purchase them):

  • Title: Ethics in Information Technology
  • Author/s: George Reynolds
  • Published: 2015, Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Edition: 5
  • ISBN: 9781285197159

 

  • Title: Principles of Information Security
  • Author/s: Michael E. Whitman, Herbert J. Mattord
  • Published: 2014, Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Edition: 5
  • ISBN: 9781285448367

 

  • Title: Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
  • Author/s: Michael E. Whitman, Herbert J. Mattord, Andrew Green
  • Published: 2013, Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Edition: 2
  • ISBN: 9781111138059

 

  • Title: Project Management Essentials
  • Author/s: Therese Linton
  • Published: 2014, Cengage Learning Australia
  • Edition: 1
  • ISBN: 9780170237062

 

  • Title: Computer Networking
  • Author/s: James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross
  • Published: 2015, Vitalsource Rentals
  • Edition: 6
  • ISBN: 9780132856201

Timetable

This course is delivered via a blended format, including both classroom delivery requiring attendance at TAFE and online delivery requiring access to the internet either at home or from the TAFE Library.

Your study load is approximately 24 to 28 hours per week, detailed as follows:

Your First Semester

  • Classroom Attendance - 12 hours per week (2 days per week)
  • Self-directed study - 12 hours per week

Your Second Semester

  • Classroom Attendance - 12 hours per week (2 days per week)
  • Online Content - 4 hours per week
  • Self-directed study - 12 hours per week

You should also expect that in each semester, for each hour of study attended in class, a minimum of equivalent hours of study will be undertaken each week outside of class. When completing assessments, it may be necessary for this time commitment to increase.

Please refer to the timetable for details regarding days, times, and rooms. Timetables for future semesters may differ to the current semester.

Placement

Work Experience

Dependent on location, and availability of sponsors, you may have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local technicians within the DETE technical support network. Advantages of this work experience, apart from the experience gained, include:

  • networking opportunities – getting to know and be known by local technicians
  • sponsorship for Positive Notice Blue Card volunteer application
  • sponsorship for the Department of Education, Training and Employment Orange Card – this is a required accreditation for technicians wishing to work within DETE
  • possible employment opportunities

Relevant documents:

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 19 units in total, including 10 core units and 9 elective units.

Business Needs Analysis
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements Core
ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications Core
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise Elective
ICTSAD506 Produce a feasibility report Elective
Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services Core
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison Core
ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans Core
IT Policy and Procedure
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Core
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Core
ICTNWK513 Manage system security Core
Network Server Design and Build
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ICTSAS406 Implement and hand over system components Core
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server Elective
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems Elective
ICTSAS515 Manage the testing process Core
Virtual Computing Environments
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system Elective
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK534 Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments Elective
ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

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CONCESSION

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional costs

A large capacity external storage device is recommended (as files larger than 10GB will be used throughout the course). A number of text books are also required. Please refer to the 'Resources required' section for further details.

Outcome

ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration

ICTSS00053 Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you up to a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

As an example, successful TAFE Queensland South West graduates of ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration will be eligible for up to 8 credits in the Bachelor of Information Technology (BITC) with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

Job prospects

  • Systems Administrator
  • Assistant System Manager
  • Internet/Intranet Systems Administrator
  • Assistant IT Manager
  • Internet/Intranet Administrator

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Informatiom
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Bundamba - Tuesday 30 January 2018 from 9am in room D3:11

Toowoomba - Tuesday 30 January 2018 from 9am in room D1:04

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 7 September 2017

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1300 914 754

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available