Diploma of Information Technology

ICT50115 previously known as ICA50111

The Diploma of Information Technology delivers the vocational expertise participants require to demonstrate competency across a range of ICT contexts. The qualification is built around a core of skill sets common to ICT certifications at diploma level, and complemented by elective pathways that facilitate progression to degree studies in the discipline.






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Course Structure

The Diploma of Information Technology has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. IT Futures uses an online LMS (Learning Management System) to manage the delivery, assessment and learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher led, distance and online materials.

The program is broken into logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems:

  • IT Support e.g. CompTIA
  • IT Service Management e.g. ITIL
  • Networking e.g. Cisco Routing & Switches
  • Server Technology e.g. Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Virtualisation e.g. VMware / Hyper-V

Pathways to the Diploma

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • after achieving ICA40111 Certificate IV in Information Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA40111
  • with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using a wide range of information technologies
  • completion of one or more CCNA, IT essentials or VMware vSphere vendor courses.

Pathways from the Diploma

  • ICT60111 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or other ICT Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Participants often come to the diploma program with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). IT Futures acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. IT Futures’s RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.

Course Outline

The course will address the following units of Competence from the National Information Technology Training Package. All of these competencies must be successfully completed to gain the Diploma of IT.

  • BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplace
  • ICTICT509 - Gather data to identify business requirement
  • ICTICT511 - A Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
  • ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
  • ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
MCSA (2)
  • ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
  • ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution
VCP (1)
  • ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTICT421 Connect, maintain and configure hardware components
  • ICTSAS426 Locate and troubleshoot IT equipment, system and software faults
  • ICTSAS420 Provide first-level remote help-desk support
  • ICTSAS410 Identify and resolve client IT problems
  • ICTSAS421 Support users and troubleshoot desktop applications
  • ICTICT504 Confirm transition strategy for a new system
  • ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
SQL (2)
  • ICTGAM527 Integrate database with online game
  • ICTWEB515 Implement and use web services

ITIL (2)
  • ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools
  • ICTPMG501 Manage IT projects

Course Fees & Payment Options

Please refer to the Current Course Fee Schedule for all the details. You may also be eligible for;


The course duration is up to 1 year.


  • MCSA
    • MCSA Windows Server 2012
    • MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals
    • MTA Database Administration Fundamentals
    • MTA Gaming Development Fundamentals
  • VMware
    • VCP
      • Install, Configure and Manage
  • ITIL