ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Telecommunications Network Engineering)

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, and business and people management skills. Further, it aims to develop your skills and knowledge to carry out complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, leading a team, or a strategic direction of a business. You will be able to apply these skills across a wide range of industries and business functions, or as a business owner. The core skills that you develop in this qualification include, but are not restricted to:

  • Advanced data management information: creating, designing, and monitoring complex systems that store data, and optimising organisational knowledge management
  • Cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • Full-stack web development: building advanced user interfaces, developing representational state transfer application program interfaces (REST APIs), and designing user experience solutions
  • Further programming: applying advanced ICT languages to maintain security and manage data
  • IT strategy and organisational development: managing and communicating strategic ICT business solutions
  • Systems development and analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes, and preferred ICT system solutions
  • Skills related to telecommunications and network engineering

Course Duration:  

You will complete this course within 104 weeks which inclusive of;

  • 80 Weeks of delivery &
  • 24 weeks of Holidays/Term breaks


Weekly Delivery Schedule:

  • 2 Days: Face-to-Face in class
  • 5 hours of E-learning  



Entry Requirements:

You will be able to enrol in this qualification if you can demonstrate the following.

  • Be 18 years of age or above
  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the Business Services Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions);
  • Have achieved one of the following English language requirements.
  • IELTS Test Score of 5.5; OR
  • TOEFL (iBT) Test Score of 46; OR
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 42; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 47; OR
  • OET Pass Grade; OR
  • TOEFL (PBT) Test Score of 527 (only if IELTS is not available); OR
  • Currently studying in Australia and have studied for a period of 6 months or more at AQF Certificate IV level or above.


Training & Assessment Strategy:

The training and assessment strategy of this qualification includes the following methods of delivery and assessment to suit your learning style and the requirements of each unit of competency.

  • Face to face discussions, learning activities and some skills observation tasks conducted in class
  • Practical tasks, projects and assessments
  • Portfolio Evidence
  • Real work/life experience
  • Simulated work-based learning and assessment
  • Written assessments including projects and knowledge based questions
  • Structured and guided e-learning activities
  • Industry excursions and incursions
  • Other specific methods applicable in order to the requirements of the units of competency


Units you will study:


Unit of Competency


BSBCRT611Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving


BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices


ICTSAS517 Use network tools


ICTTEN817 Plan transmission networks


ICTTEN615 Manage network traffic


ICTNWK560 Determine best-fit topologies for wide area networks


ICTPMG612 Manage ICT project initiation


ICTNWK612 Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks


ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments


BSBPMG530 Manage project scope


ICTNPL413 Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry


ICTSAD609 Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment


ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level


BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness


ICTPMG613 Manage ICT project planning


ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs


Fees Applicable:

Enrolment Fee: AUD 250 (Applicable only for new students)

Resource Fee: AUD 1,200

Tuition Fee: AUD 24,000


Intake Dates for 2021, 2022 & 2023

  • 10 January 2022
  • 11 April 2022
  • 11 July 2022
  • 10 October 2022
  • 9 January 2023
  • 10 April 2023
  • 10 July 2023
  • 9 October 2023

Further Information:

For more detail, please download and refer to the ATCWA International Student Handbook available on the “Download” menu bar at the top of this page.