ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

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 a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable 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).

  • Location
    Sydney Olympic Park Campus or Virtual Classroom.
  • Mode of Delivery
    The course is delivered using a blended learning model, combining Virtual Workshops and self-paced learning with online support.
  • Course Duration
    This course comprises of 12 Workshops held over a 12-month period.
    Workshops are delivered on campus or via our virtual classroom.

    Students should also allow for 20- 25 hours of self-guided learning per week
    Time to complete the course may vary depending on experience and support needs.

What you need to study

Entry Requirements

Students should have a Year 12 High School Certificate or equivalent to meet the LLN requirements of the course. Anyone without a Certificate will be required to complete a LLN assessment to ensure you have the level of skills and experience to undertake the training program.

Please refer to The RTO Admissions Policy, for further information.

To be provided by the learner

To successfully complete this course, it is recommended students have access to a personal computer or laptop, and a personal internet connection.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI is required by all Australian students undertaking nationally recognised training. If you do not have a USI, please visit the USI website.

What will you study

Units of Study

  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
  • ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
  • ICTNWK549 Design ICT security frameworks
  • ICTNWK547 Manage system security on operational systems
  • ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
  • ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • ICTCLD506 Implement virtual network in cloud environments
  • ICTCLD507 Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms
  • ICTAII401 Identify opportunities to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning
  • ICTAII502 Train and evaluate machine learning models
  • ICTPRG440 Apply introductory programming skills in different languages
  • ICTPRG547 Apply advanced programming skills in another language
  • ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects
  • ICTICT529 Organise and lead agile projects
  • ICTICT524 Determine ICT strategies and solutions for organisations


You will be required to complete knowledge based and practical assessments, these may include:

  • Question and Answers
  • Written Reports
  • Presentations
  • Projects
  • Demonstration in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment.

Students studying online, may be asked to submit videos as evidence of the application of practical skills.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience.

This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course.

For more information, refer to the Student Handbook, or Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.


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Eligible students may be able to access support through:

Please contact The College for more information.

Future students should refer to The RTO Fee Management, Deferral and Refund Policy for more information.

Further Information

Please refer to our Student Handbook for further information regarding our Training and Assessment Processes including the student support we can offer to help you complete your studies.

How do I Apply?

Details regarding how to apply can be found by emailing: rto@westernsydney.edu.au