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Advanced Diploma of IT Telecommunications Network Engineering)

Course Code: ICT60220 | 106392J

Course Duration: 52 weeks (4 Terms)

Course Summary

Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering) is tailored for students aiming to advance their careers to new heights in Telecommunications Network Engineering. This comprehensive program equips you with high-level skills to lead and implement cutting-edge security strategies for businesses and organisations.

As you navigate through this advanced diploma, you’ll acquire the expertise to manage and monitor enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) networks independently or as a member of a specialised team. This qualification opens doors to in-demand roles such as Senior Network Administrator, ICT Security Analyst, and more, setting you on a path for success in the dynamic field of Telecommunications Network Engineering.

Our curriculum covers the fundamentals of firewalls, router/switch technology, and the securing and configuring of enterprise-level devices and communication networks. You’ll master the intricacies of planning and implementing troubleshooting procedures, enhancing business security, and optimising organisational knowledge management.

Delivered through a blend of lectures, tutorials, and hands-on practical exercises, this course ensures a robust learning experience. Upon completion, you’ll be equipped to create, design, and monitor complex systems, safeguarding data, optimising knowledge management, and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans.

By studying this advanced diploma, you will not only advance your skills but also position yourself as a Telecommunications Network Engineering expert ready to meet the challenges of the evolving digital landscape.

Career Pathway

• Network Security Administrator
• Network Security Analyst
• Network Security Specialist
• Senior Network Administrator
• Systems/Network Administrator

Study pathways: Bachelor of Information Technology. Gain direct entry to Australian Universities. 

Course Outcome: A nationally recognised/accredited qualification at diploma level, ICT 60220 Diploma of Information Technology.

Course Queries

What You Will Learn

You will study Information and Telecommunications Technology topics and case studies as they apply to different Australian industries.

There will be immersive hands-on practical work, using critical IT problem-solving skills, research, consultation and collaborating with diverse teams.

Sample course units:

  • BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem-solving
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level
  • ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
  • ICTSAD609 Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment
  • ICTNPL413 Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry
  • ICTNWK612 Plan and manage to troubleshoot advanced integrated IP networks
  • ICTPMG613 Manage ICT project planning
  • ICTTEN615 Manage network traffic
  • ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs
  • ICTCYS604 Implement best practices for identity management
  • ICTCYS606 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with cyber security standards and law
  • ICTCYS608 Perform cyber security risk assessments
  • ICTCYS612 Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations
  • ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification*
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

4Occupational English TestOET• A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •  You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  •  You have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.


Study Pathway

1. Bachelor of Information Technology (USQ)

2. Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology (USQ)

3. Bachelor Of Information Technology (Griffith University)

4. Bachelor Of Information Technology (Torrens University)

Career Pathway

Full-time share


Employment size

197,100 workers

Average age

40 years 

Weekly pay


Gender share

42.4% female

Future growth


Jobs Roles

Jobs Roles Available Avg. Salary Offered Annual Salary Range Offered Weekly Salary Source of occupation and Salary Range
Network Security Administrator
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Network Security Analyst
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Network Security Specialist
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Senior Network Administrator
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Systems/Network Administrator
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Telecom Network Designer
$ 70000
$60,001 – $80,000
Job Role Descriptions

Are you ready to dive into the dynamic world of Cyber Security? At South Sydney College, we offer comprehensive Diploma programs tailored to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this rapidly evolving field. With a focus on practical, hands-on learning, our courses prepare you for a range of exciting and high-paying job roles in the IT industry. Here’s a glimpse of the career opportunities awaiting you upon completion of our Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) and Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) programs:

Network Engineer
Average Salary: $88,400
Design, implement, and manage computer networks for optimal performance and security.

Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Average Salary: $105,000
Develop and maintain complex computing systems, ensuring smooth operation and security protocols.

Network and Security Engineer
Average Salary: $115,000
Combine expertise in networking with specialized knowledge in cybersecurity to protect organizational assets.

Network Development Engineer
Average Salary: $115,000
Create and enhance network infrastructure to support evolving business needs while maintaining security standards.

Senior Network Engineer with Ansible skills
Average Salary: $100,000
Lead network projects and automation initiatives using Ansible, ensuring efficient and secure network operations.

Telecom Network Designer
Average Salary: $70,000
Plan and design telecommunications networks, optimizing performance and security.

Database Administrator
Average Salary: $80,000
Manage and secure databases, ensuring data integrity and availability for organizational needs.

Network Administrator
Average Salary: $80,500
Oversee day-to-day operations of computer networks, implementing security measures and resolving issues.

Network Specialist
Average Salary: $118,575
Provide expert-level support for network infrastructure, implementing advanced security measures and optimizations.

Enroll in our Diploma programs today at South Sydney College and embark on an exciting journey towards a rewarding and fulfilling career in Cyber Security!

Course Fee

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Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

Intake Dates

2024: 15-APR, 06-MAY, 20-MAY, 03-JUN, 08-JUL, 29-JUL, 12-AUG, 26-AUG, 23-SEP, 14-OCT, 28-OCT, 11-NOV, 16-NOV, 25-NOV, 30-NOV, 16-DEC

2025: 27-JAN, 17-FEB, 03-MAR, 17-MAR, 14-APR, 05-MAY, 19-MAY, 02-JUN, 07-JUL, 28-JUL, 11-AUG, 25-AUG, 22-SEPT, 13-OCT, 27-OCT, 10-NOV, 24-NOV, 15-DE

Campus Location

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

Gold Coast Campus (GeSS Education)
Level 8, Australia Fair,
36 Marine Parade,
Southport Gold Coast,
QLD 4215
[email protected]
+61 7 5559 1605

Why Study With
South Sydney College

Live & Study In Sydney, Australia

Attend classes with other overseas students under our expert trainers in our Sydney campus.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

SSC is a registered provider of nationally recognised and accredited training courses for both Australian and International Students.

Flexible Study Methods

We have multiple intake schedules throughout the year with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.

Industry Experienced Trainers

All expert trainers have years of experience in their field and mentor International Students every year.

Primer Student Service

Our dedicated student co-ordinators are always ready to help through mentoring, tutorials, and guides while you study in Sydney.

Student VISA

We will guide you throughout the whole process and help you collect requirements and file your application to the Australian Government.

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