Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

VET Course Code: ICT60220  CRICOS Code: 105944A

Our Advanced Diploma of Information Technology strengthens the credentials of students who previously earned a Diploma in this field. It takes you to the next level with industry-specific units for topics such as cybersecurity, intellectual property and knowledge management, ICT strategy, and organisational/systems analysis and development.

At a Glance




Gold Coast


50 wk tuition
+ 14 wk holidays
= 64 weeks


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Industry Trends

Government projections show that by 2024 the number of jobs for this profession will grow by 18% in Canberra, and by 26% on the Gold Coast*.

*Statistics on projected employment growth are available on the Labour Market Information Portal at

Potential Income

The Fair Work Ombudsman and Payscale report income for the roles this qualification is suited to ranges from $74,000-$210,000 comprised of salary and bonuses, based on hours and performance.

Career Prospects

Potential career pathways for graduates of this qualification include;

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Database Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Network Specialist
  • Back-end / Front-end Web Developer
  • Cloud Architecture Engineer
  • Software Programmer or
  • Senior Solutions Architect.

Course Details


This course equips you with the skills and knowledge required to manage advanced business analysis activities in medium-to-large organisation's information and communications technology stack. Across Australia and the world there exists a growing demand for these skills.
Private, state, and federal government enterprises depend on data analytics to drive new insights for better decision-making. In all departments, there is a greater focus on security and data privacy, as internal and external stakeholders demonstrate heightened expectations for service management, integration, and response time. The Advanced Diploma of Information Technology provides these skills to you so you can deliver them to the market.

Course Fees

Overseas with CoE / Visa


Tuition Fees: $12,000
Materials Fee: $450
Enrolment Fee: $250

In Australia with CoE / Visa


Tuition Fees: $10,500
Materials Fee: $450
Enrolment Fee: $250

Overseas with no CoE / Visa

Not offered

Entry Requirements

Admission is limited to students aged 18+ with minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or equivalent; minimum Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or foreign equivalent), and either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from an ICT Training Package or equivalent full-time workplace experience in context to this course’s units of competency.

Prior to commencement, students intending to travel to Australia must secure a student visa or temporary graduate visa. Where you have a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and visa but cannot travel to Australia, the course may commence online.

You will submit a pre-training assessment review to assess if the course is appropriate for your interests and abilities, plus an LLN to determine learner needs.

Units of Study

In order to achieve the ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, students must satisfactorily complete 16 units of competency: 6 core units plus 10 elective units

Core 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

Elective Units

ICTDBS604 Build data warehouses
ICTDBS605 Develop knowledge management strategies
ICTSAD611 Manage assessment and validation of ICT solutions
ICTSAD602 Conduct knowledge audits
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
ICTPMG613 Manage ICT project planning
ICTICT617 Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry specific technologies
ICTICT611 Develop ICT Strategic Business plan
ICTSUS603 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation

Additional Information

Course Delivery

This course is usually delivered via face to face training, online and independent study. The college has adjusted its delivery because of COVID-19.

Students are provided with required texts and course materials online.

The sequencing of delivery includes:

  • Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials
  • Attending face to face classes
  • Attending to online quizzes and case studies
  • Applying learning in contexts outside of the classroom
  • Online forums for questions and information

The following techniques are employed:

  • trainer presentations and demonstrations
  • individual tasks
  • case studies
  • quizzes
  • research
  • group work.

RPL & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed against current standards and gain recognition for this. (Recognition of Prior Learning -RPL).

Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency included in this course can apply for Credit.

RPL assessment attracts a fee for assessment of each unit.



Assessment will take place in the student’s own time.All assessment activities will be conducted by Capital college Assessors.

Assessment methods include:

  • Assessment tasks/ projects
  • Questioning/quizzes
  • Presentations

Assessment tasks are provided online via the College’s LMS with corresponding rubrics for clarity of requirements. Assessors will discuss the assessment requirements prior to attempting each task.

Assessments employ a variety of theoretical and practical tasks to assess competency. Students are provided with assessment tasks online with corresponding rubrics for clarity of requirements.


What to Study Next?

Students awarded this qualification may articulate to a Bachelor’s degree in technology with our Higher Education partners. Ongoing training in technology microCredentials and industry-recognised certification with the Australian Computer Society is available to Capital College students.

Upon successful completion of the 16 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology qualification.

If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued, indicating the units completed. Graduates may be eligible for credit towards a university and/or guaranteed entry to a top Australian University.

Capital College has also secured articulation pathways with several leading higher education institutes- learn more and check out our list of partner universities.

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