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ICT50220 | CRICOS 106391K

Diploma Of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Course Duration

81 weeks (6 Terms)

Study Load

Full time

Study Mode

Blended (In class and Online)


Every month

Learning portal

Assessments & all learning resources accessible via e-learning porta

Study Commitment

20 hours/week (15 hours via face to face, 5 hours via e-learning portal)

Information technology and cybersecurity is a growing industry with high demand in modern workplaces. This course is perfect for students who want to build a career in digital systems and network, and also open up opportunities for higher studies.

As a nationally recognised Diploma,  this is designed to  help international students like yourself get qualified with the latest skills and knowledge you will need to succeed as a network security specialist.

The SSC campus in Burwood, Sydney is the main hub for all classroom sessions in this course.

Course Outcome A nationally recognised/accredited Qualification at the Diploma Level, ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology.
Study PathwaysGain direct entry for selected Bachelor Degree course in our partnered Australian Universities.

Career Pathway

  • ICT Operations Administrator
  • Network E-Business Coordinator
  • Network Operations Analyst
  • Network Security Coordinator
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Cybersecurity Consultant

You will study Information 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:

  • BSBCRT512 – Originate and develop concepts
  • ICTSAS527 – Manage client problems
  • ICTSAD509 – Produce ICT feasibility reports
  • ICTNWK529 – Install and manage complex ICT networks
  • ICTICT518 – Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
  • ICTCYS613 – Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
  • ICTSAS524 – Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
  • ICTICT532 – Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
  • BSBXTW401 – Lead and facilitate a team
  • BSBXCS402 – Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • ICTCYS610 – Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
  • Admission Requirements:

    • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Must hold a current Student Visa (at the time of course commencement)
    • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 qualification* (Department of Home Affairs may require country-specific higher education requirement for student visa application assessment).
    • 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 5.5; or

    • Overall band score 5 if packaged with at least 10 weeks ELICOS; or

    • Overall band score of 4.5 if packaged with at least 20 weeks ELICOS.

    2Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based testTOEFL iBT

    • 46; or

    • 35, if packaged with at least 10 weeks ELICOS ; or

    • (c) 32, if packaged with at least 20 weeks ELICOS.

    3Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

    • 162; or

    • 154, if packaged with at least 10 weeks ELICOS; or

    • (c)      147, if packaged with at least 20 weeks ELICOS.

    4Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

    • 42; or

    • 36, if packaged with at least 10 weeks ELICOS; or

    • 30, if packaged with at least 20 weeks ELICOS.

    5Occupational English TestOET•       a score of at least B for each test component of the OET.


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

    o    you are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland

    o    you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)

    o    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

    o    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

    o    In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, 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 student visa.

    §  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.

Tuition FeeTerm FeeMaterials FeeEnrolment Fee
$ 15,000.00$ 2,500.00$ 450.00$ 250.00

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.

2023: 16-OCT, 6-NOV.
2024: 29-JAN, 19-FEB, 12-MAR, 16-APR, 7-MAY, 28-MAY, 09-JUL 23-JUL, 6-AUG, 20-AUG, 24-SEP, 15-OCT,5-NOV, 26-NOV, 17-DEC.

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


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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

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

Primer Student

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.

Industry Experienced

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

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