Course Code
Study Area(s)
Information Technology
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): July 2018
End Date(s): June 2019
Days and Time: 3 days per week. Classes are held on: All day on Monday
Wednesday & Thursday

Course Overview

Our Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology will prepare you to work as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team.

This ICT course equips participants with the skills and knowledge to coordinate and administer the installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of a range of networks, enterprise servers and systems, including inter-networking, security and e-business solutions.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ICTNWK506Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network90
ICTNWK507Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers120
ICTNWK508Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches90
ICTNWK509Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks60
ICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networks100
ICTNWK602Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security80
ICTNWK607Design and implement wireless network security60
ICTPMG608Manage ICT project systems implementation40
ICTPMG609Plan and direct complex ICT projects80
ICTPRG527Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills60
ICTWEB501Build a dynamic website60
ICTWEB502Create dynamic web pages40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ICTICT502Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications40
ICTNWK505Design, build and test a network server50
ICTNWK525Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment60
ICTNWK527Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment60
ICTNWK614Manage ICT security80
ICTWEB503Create web-based programs60

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

Register for an information session to find out more about the course. To view the latest information session click here.

Please bring your Medicare card, a photo ID and concession card (if applicable) to confirm enrolment. This information and enrolment session will take approximately 3 hours

What will I study?

For a listing of the course subjects, please click on the course module listing link in the Course Overview section.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1210 1210 $5.50 $1.10 $13.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus with classes timetabled over three days. Resources and submission of assessment work will be done through myLearning, our online learning management system.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the ICT industry within a variety of roles including:

  • Network engineer enterprise systems administrator
  • Systems developer network
  • Services administrator
  • Network security administrator

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills inprogramming

  • IT project management
  • building websites
  • designing and building servers
  • installing and maintaining routers and switches
  • network security
  • server security
  • installing and maintaining virtual computing environments

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology (ICT60515). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies. Credit transfers may be available into La Trobe University, Swinburne University, Federation University or Victoria University. The Bachelor of IT awarded by Federation University is delivered in conjunction with Kangan Institute at our Broadmeadows campus.

How do I apply?

Students can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the Kangan Institute website page for this course. You can also contact us by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (138233) or email us at 


How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to sit for a basic literacy and numeracy test. You will also be interviewed.