ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology


Qualification Code and Title

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

CRICOS Course Code

CRICOS Course Code: 113017G


Cass Training International College

RTO Code: 90309

CRICOS Provider Code: 00956C

Course Overview

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 specialist fields, working independently, as part of a team or leading deliverables 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).

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

– advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks

– advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data, and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements

– back-end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data

– business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses

– cloud architecture: developing, improving, and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans

– cloud engineering: building, implementing, and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks

– cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans

– database and data management: creating, designing, and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management

– front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions, and documents using extensible mark-up languages

– game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards

– game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces, and applying artificial intelligence in game development systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support

to help troubleshoot system applications

– systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes, and preferred ICT system solutions

– telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations, and legislative requirements across network projects.


No licensing, legislative, or certification applies to this qualification at the time of publication.


The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


Entry Requirements

Cass Training has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

– be at least 18 years of age and have completed year 12 or equivalent

– have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

o educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or

o successful completion of an English Placement Test.


*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 54 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 9 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater to a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer

Delivery Mode and Location

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.


The course is delivered at:

Ground Floor, 48 Lime Street Sydney NSW 2000

Career Outcomes

Potential employment options are in a range of information technology roles in a range of industry areas.

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or higher education qualifications in information technology.

Course Structure

Twenty (20) units including six (6) core units and fourteen (14)elective units are required for the award of the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Cass Training International College to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in accounting.

Units included in this qualification are:

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts Core
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices Core
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team Core
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation Core
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments Core
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems Core
ICTWEB452 Create a mark-up language document Elective
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry Elective
ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business


ICTNWK546 Manage network security Elective
ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions Elective
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data Elective
ICTNWK560 Determine best-fit topologies for wide area networks Elective
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations Elective
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture Elective
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan Elective
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans Elective
ICTWEB441 Produce basic client-side script Elective
ICTNWK561 Design enterprise wireless local area networks Elective
ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites Elective

Course Progress

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook can be found online at www.ctic.com.au

Enrolment and Orientation

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study.  A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services, and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

This course outline should be read in conjunction with the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook. This can be found online at www.ctic.com.au

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.  This includes:

– Academic and personal support.

– Referral to external support services.

Training Arrangements

Students are required to attend 14 hours of training and assessment per week and complete structured self-study of 6 hours per week.  Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer and Student agreement. Students may commence this course at the start of any unit.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:


– Projects

– Presentations

– Report writing

– Observations

– Questioning (oral or written)


At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed

Course Costs:

The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $300 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

Course fees: Total cost is AUD $24,000.00

Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found at www.ctic.com.au

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Cass Training International College provides OSHC information in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook, which is available at www.ctic.com.au

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and Enrolment Procedures

To enrol for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.

For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Contact Details

Call our office on (02) 9297 2400  or email us at info@casstraining.com.au