Advanced Diploma of Information Technology – ICT60220

Course Name Advanced Diploma of Information Technology - ICT60220
CRICOS Code105181F
Duration78 weeks (including breaks and holidays)
FeesTuition Fees: AU$ 18,000
Academic RequirementsRequirements for entry are as follows:

Requirements for entry into this qualification are as follows:

Students wishing to enrol in this qualification must have successful completion of Australian year 12 or equivalent.
Preferred pathways:

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

After achieving ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking), or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT50418 Or
With documented vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations or support coordinator/technician.
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This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team responsible for advanced ICT network security systems. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialise in a number of areas, including voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.

This course is appropriate for those:

  • Persons either domestic or international who wish to gain technical skills in planning, technical design, implementation and the management of high-level and complex computer network security systems and components.
  • Persons who have been made redundant from the workforce and are wishing to make a career change and who are seeking to update their existing skill set.
  • Those holding older training package (e.g. ICA05) qualification and seeking to upgrade the qualification with current skills and knowledge.
  • International students wishing to undertake a pathway course for their higher education degree.

Upon successful completion of all units of study in this course, students will graduate with the ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology. The qualification is designed for employees and/or students who may be in or seeking roles such as:

  • e-security specialist
  • ICT security specialist
  • IT security administrator
  • IT security analyst
  • IT security specialist
  • systems/network administrator
  • network security analyst
  • network security specialist
  • network security administrator
  • senior network administrator
  • systems security analyst

Note: Attainment of this qualification doesn’t guarantee a job outcome or migration outcome

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving ICT50415/ICT50418/ ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT50415/ ICT50418/ ICT50220 Or
  • with documented vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations or support coordinator/technician.

Pathways from the qualification:

ICT Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications

Major study areas:

  • Install & manage networks
  • Internet infrastructure
  • Project management
  • Network design
  • Business needs & technical requirements

To attain the ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, the ICT Training Package requires students to complete (16) units comprising of six (6) core units and ten (10) elective units as set out in the packaging rules of ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

There are no specified pre-requisite or entry requirements as set out by the training package.

However, in order to achieve the intended course outcome and to align with direct enrolment Practices into the qualification, Pacific College of Technology recommends that students with limited understanding of Information Technology, may wish to consider following the above mentioned “Preferred pathway” into this course.

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBCRT611Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
CPPSEC5004Develop security risk management plans
CPPSEC5005Implement security risk management plans
ICTNWK544Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
ICTICT618Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTNWK620Design and implement wireless network security
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best Practices
ICTNWK537Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTNWK603Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions
ICTNWK619Plan, configure and test advanced server based security
ICTNWK604Plan, configure advanced internetwork switching solutions
ICTICT608Interact with clients on a business level
ICTSAD609Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment
ICTNWK538Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers

The College offers courses using various modes of delivery (e.g. classroom based, on-line and distance). However, for international students, face-to-face learning and teaching is compulsory for a full-time study load. Course delivery combines theory-based tutorial and practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, and demonstrations using simulated work environment.

Assessment, procedures and criteria will be made clear to all participants. In general, assessment methods include: individual and group performance and presentation, oral and written tests, demonstrations and other classroom-based activities.

Assessment will provide for the recognition of competencies no matter how, where or when they have been acquired. Assessments will also cover the range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency, and will integrate knowledge and skills with practical application.

Assessing student performance will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the relevant training package. Assessment will also have regard to validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility.

If students are unhappy with a result on any assessment task, they can lodge a formal appeal in accordance with the College re-assessment policy, details of which appear in the Student Handbook.

The College address is: Level 1, 91 – 95 Rawson Street, Auburn NSW 2144 and the location is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from Auburn railway station.

Australia is a multi-cultural country and a preferred destination for international students. The College campus is situated in western Sydney, New South Wales which is among one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has renowned attractions to visit including the renowned Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

The classes comprise students from many different countries making it a truly multi-cultural environment. Classrooms are equipped with modern technology with latest equipment and high-speed Internet access. College classes are small, and academic staff are well-qualified, experienced and strongly focused on individual student’s needs.

Many academic staff use multi-media for visual aids during their classes. Computers and printers are available in laboratories for student use including internet research and for completing assignments.

The College can arrange to pick up international students from the airport and transport them to pre-arranged accommodation if an airport pick up service is requested (charges apply).

Temporary and long-term accommodation arrangements can be made for students on request. Students requiring pre-arranged accommodation should notify the College two weeks prior to their departure for Australia.

The College can assist international students open a local bank account. To open a bank account in Australia, identification such as a current passport, current driver’s license and a tax file number are required. Tax file numbers can be obtained from the Australian Taxation Office. Students who show proof of their student status, e.g. student ID card, may be exempt from paying account opening fees and charges at many banks. Further information can be obtained from Student Services.

Common Room
There is a common area available for students to relax during breaks with a small kitchen equipped with microwave, refrigerator and hot water.

Fax Services
The College reception keeps all faxes it receives. Students must collect personal faxes within two weeks of arrival. Students can copy/fax document subject to payment of a small charge.

Legal Advice Service
Students should note that there are number of agencies in the Australian community that offer inexpensive or free legal advice and help. The Legal Aid Office in each state will give free advice in short interviews, at certain times, to anyone. It will also give free legal help to persons with limited income who are charged with certain serious crimes.

The College takes its responsibilities under occupational health and safety legislation very seriously, ensuring it is compliant with all regulations and requirements. The College will provide information ensuring that all students, academic and non-academic staff fully aware of their individual and collective occupational health and safety responsibilities. In the unlikely event of a mishap, accident or any other situation, students should promptly notify a responsible member of the College staff. First aid facilities are available at reception, and emergency services – ambulance, fire and police – can be contacted using 000.

Social Activities
The College frequently organises several social activities for students. Students are advised to check the noticeboard for the date of such activities. Activities may include:

  • Sporting events
  • Nature walks
  • Cultural events and festivals
  • River cruises
  • BBQ and College dinner
  • End of Term Parties

In many cases, students wish to bring family members with them during their study in Australia. For more information on visas for family members, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website: Please note that school-aged dependants accompanying a student to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or private school.

Transfer from other providers:
Students already studying in Australia and applying for transfer of their student visa to Pacific College of Technology will be considered for entry only if the College is satisfied that all the requirements (including payment of fees) of the former institution have been met. A letter of release from the previous institution may be required.

International students enrolled in this qualification are required to attend minimum 20 hours per week of scheduled contact hours.

The classes are timetabled as follow:

  • 16 hours of class-room based face-to-face delivery/week
  • 4 hours of compulsory e-learning segment administered via MyPCT portal/week

The international students need to be aware that the cost of receiving an education in Australia is high, considering tuition fees, living costs, and international travel. Therefore, students should plan properly to ensure they are able to pay the costs they will incur in Australia before making such a move.

Course Application Fee:  AU$200.00
Accommodation Placement Fee:  AU$200.00
Airport pick up Fee:  AU$200.00

International students must have overseas student health cover for the duration of their study in Australia as part of visa conditions. The OHSC cover fee for one year course is AU$693.00 (Single) and AU$8,081.50 (Family). These figures are subject to change; therefore, students are advised to contact Australian Health Management (AHM) or visit its website: for current fee structures and costs.

Please refer to  for details of the College refund policy.

Living costs depend on individual students. However, the Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements students must show in order to receive a visa to study in Australia. From 23 October 2019, the 12-month living costs is:

Student/Guardian: AUD 21,041
Partner/Spouse: AUD 7,362
Child: AUD 3,152

Pacific College of Technology has a four term academic year. Student intakes occur in all four terms.


First Term (Autumn)5th February12th April
Second Term (Winter)22th April28th June
Third Term (Spring)15th July20th September
Fourth Term (Summer)30th September6th December