ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering (CRICOS Course Code: 102973J)

ATCWA will systematically and appropriately recognise course credit that is granted for recognition of prior learning and credit transfer within the ESOS framework. ATCWA is proactive in granting course credit for recognition of prior learning and credit transfer to students with suitable prior qualifications, learning or experience.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Credit Transfer is the recognition of any equivalent study an international student has previously undertaken at another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL means receiving recognition of a competency (or competencies) as a result of any previous learning acquired, regardless of where or how the learning was acquired. The RPL assessment process may assess a student’s formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package or VET accredited courses.

To apply for recognition of prior learning or credit transfer students must submit an application form along with all documentary evidence to ATCWA. Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer may reduce the duration of a student’s studies.

Recognition of prior learning, credit transfer and/or course credit policy & procedure: https://atc.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Recognition-of-Prior-Learning-and-Credit-Transfer-Policy-and-Procedures.pdf

ATCWA will ensure all students have met the course entry requirements of their enrolled course. As part of enrolment process, all students are required to sit for a LLN test to ensure the student has sufficient LLN capabilities to complete the course.

Students with LLN difficulties will be provided additional learning support by an appropriate staff member at ATCWA. The LLN support will be based on the students individual special needs and availability. ATCWA will provide the required assistance to all students as per its registration requirements.

This support will include:

  • Identifying particular requirements (such as literacy, numeracy, English language or physical capabilities) learners would need to complete each course, and developing strategies to make support available where gaps are identified. This may include providing: Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) support and/or additional tutorials.
  • Other mechanisms, such as assistance in using computing technology for completion of assessments.

ATCWA ensures that it only accepts the enrolment of international students who are eligible for release or have completed at least six (6) months of their principal course of study. In accordance with National Code 2018 student.

ATCWA Transfer between Registered Providers Policy and Procedure outlines the circumstances in which transfer of students from other Providers will be assessed in accordance with the National Code. ATCWA will assess each request on an individual student basis, taking into account all supporting documentation submitted.

Under the transfer student requirements (ESOS Act), if the student has completed more than six months of their principal course of study, the student as per ATCWA does not need to apply for a release but they must apply for a cancellation of their enrolment.

Please refer to Department of Home Affairs web site regarding changing courses: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/change-in-situation/study-situation

Follow the link below for details on the ESOS Framework: https://www.dese.gov.au/esos-framework/resources/international-students-factsheet

Course Description

The ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering will prepare you to meet the growing industry needs of today and tomorrow. This qualification reflects the role of a technical specialist with high level skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information technology networks using internet protocol (IP) systems that can:

  • Forecast network growth for enterprise network planning
  • Design and manage IP based network telecommunications equipment
  • Implement convergence technologies in enterprise telecommunications networks
  • Design and manage optical and wireless network telecommunications architectures for high speed broadband capability.

Licensing /Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Course Admission Requirements

  • Completion of high school studies equivalent to Australian Year 12 schooling OR
  • Completion of secondary school/ A level education overseas OR
  • Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age.

 English Language Requirements (for international students only).

Where the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) require evidence of English language proficiency for the student visa application process, will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency.

  • 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
  • If you are an international student currently studying in Australia and have studied for a period of 6 months or more at AQF Certificate III level or above.

Course fee

Enrolment FeeMaterial FeeTuition Fee
$250 (for new students only)$1,200For overseas students: $22,400
Material fee varies from course to course. Includes: Learner Guides Assessments and PowerPoints Student support material.

Course Duration:

The duration of the course is 104 weeks, including 24 weeks holidays. Students must attend a minimum of twenty (20) face to face timetabled hours per week.

Study Mode:

Face-to-face onsite classes.


Main Campus: 8 Francis Street, Perth, WA 6000

Units of Competency

Unit CodeUnit NameElective/Core
ICTPMG610Develop a project management planCore
ICTPMG611Prepare a detailed design briefCore
ICTSUS601Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projectsCore
ICTTEN611Produce an ICT network architecture designCore
ICTNWK517Determine best-fit topology for a wide area networkElective
ICTNWK518Design an enterprise wireless local area networkElective
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplaceElective
BSBWHS504Manage WHS risksElective
ICTOPN601Manage optical ethernet transmissionElective
BSBMGT605Provide leadership across the organisationElective

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

On completion of the ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering, potential employment options are in telecommunications and information technology networks roles.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into higher education qualifications in telecommunications and information technology networks.


ATCWA adopts a number of assessment tools. All students should demonstrate competency through each of the assessment tools. In general, the following assessment methods apply for this course:

  • Projects
  • Role plays
  • Tests and assignments
  • Portfolios
  • Case Studies
  • Simulated workplace
  • Reports etc.

Simulated Environment

ATCWA’s learning program includes Simulation which involves the student completing or dealing with a task, activity or problem that they might encounter in the workplace in their chosen field of study but it is being replicated in an environment that mimics the workplace context. Both the practice and assessment tasks create an environment that requires the student to use both generic skills (decision making/problem solving) and technical skills relevant to each unit.

Award Requirements

To be awarded ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering students must successfully complete all units. Where learners complete individual units of competency but not the entire qualification, they will receive a Statement of Attainment for any unit(s) that is successfully completed.

Intake Dates

  • 11 January 2021
  • 12 April 2021
  • 12 July 2021
  • 11 October 2021
  • 10 January 2022
  • 11 April 2022
  • 11 July 2022
  • 10 October 2022

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