Diploma of Information Technology Telecommunications Network Engineering

VET Course Code: ICT50220 |  CRICOS Code: 105573A

Our Diploma of Information Technology with a specialisation of Telecommunications Network Engineering is for students who recognise the advantages of being a technical specialist in a world where every business relies on IT for communication, documentation, strategy, security, and productivity.

At a Glance




Gold Coast


45 wk tuition
+ 12 wk holidays
= 57 weeks



Industry Trends

Government projections show that by 2024 the number of jobs for this profession will grow by 18% in Canberra, and by 10.2% on the Gold Coast*.

*Statistics on projected employment growth are available on the Labour Market Information Portal at lmip.gov.au.

Potential Income

The Fair Work Ombudsman and Payscale report income for the roles this qualification is suited to ranges from $55,000-$192,000 comprised of salary and bonuses, based on hours and performance.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this qualification may provide career opportunities as:

  • ICT Support Officer
  • Web Developer/Administrator
  • Computer Network Professional
  • ICT Systems Administrator
  • Hardware Technician
  • ICT Customer Support Officer

Course Details


In the Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50220) with a specialisation of Telecommunications Network Engineering, you will learn how to design, implement, and manage the various telecommunication networks used in an organisation. These networks include data networks, such as the Internet, voice networks, such as conference calling technology, and video communication, such as video conference calls.

Course Fees

Offshore Fee


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $450

Discounts may apply. Ask your Education Agent about our latest scholarships and multi-course packages

Onshore Fee


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $450

Discounts may apply. Ask your Education Agent about our latest scholarships and multi-course packages

Entry Requirements

Minimum Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or foreign equivalent). Minimum age 18 unless you are enrolling directly from Year 12 aged 17. All students under 18 must provide evidence of a Homestay arrangement and signed permission from a parent or legal guardian. Minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or equivalent by Pearson, Cambridge, or TOEFL.

Prior to commencement, international students intending to travel to Australia must secure a student visa or temporary graduate visa. Where a student has received a CoE and visa but cannot travel to Australia, the course may commence online. Students may choose to undertake the course online outside Australia with no visa and no Certificate of Enrolment (CoE), to build a bank of AQF credits (#QualBanking) before applying for a student or temporary graduate visa.

Students will submit a pre-training assessment review to assess if the course is appropriate for their interests and abilities, plus an LLN test to determine learner needs. Additional requirements will be arranged at this point.

Units of Study

In order to achieve the ICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology, students must satisfactorily complete 20 units of competency: 6 core units plus 14 elective units.

Core Units

ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems

Elective Units

ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects
ICTICT519 Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications
ICTNPL413 Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry
ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
ICTNWK541 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services
ICTTEN519 Design network building projects
ICTSAS528 Review and develop ICT maintenance strategies
ICTICT526 Verify client business requirements
ICTWEB527 Research and apply emerging web technology trends
ICTSAD510 Minimise risk of new technologies to business solutions
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT524 Determine ICT strategies & solutions for organisations
ICTICT521 Select new technology models for business
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry

Additional Information

Course Delivery

The Capital College materials fee provides all required texts for this course, plus access to our student portal and online tools. The sequencing of delivery is:

  1. Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials;
  2. Attending face-to-face classes (currently replaced by webinars);
  3. Attending to online quizzes and case studies;
  4. Applying learning in context outside of the classroom;
  5. Online forums for information.

The following learning techniques are employed:

  1. Trainer presentations & demonstrations;
  2. Individual tasks;
  3. Contextualised case studies;
  4. Quizzes;
  5. Research;
  6. Role-plays; and
  7. Practical group work.

RPL & Credit Transfer

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

You may be eligible for RPL if you have sufficient life or work experience to meet the requirements of one or more whole units of competency within this qualification. A fee will be quoted on application.

We recognise all Australian Qualification Framework Certificates and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations in Australia. You will need to provide the original Certificate or Statement of Attainment (or a certified copy).
We charge no fee on applications for Credit Transfer under National Recognition. All applications for RPL or Credit Transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

RPL assessment attracts a fee for the assessment of each unit.


Assessment will take place at a Capital College campus, or online.

Written projects will be completed by students in their own time.

All activities will be conducted by duly accredited assessors.

Assessors will provide detail of all assessment requirements in advance.

Three assessment attempts will be provided, with support. If satisfactory competence is not observed, the student may be advised to enrol in further relevant training.

What to Study Next?

Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto other courses such as our  Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (ICT60220)

Upon successful completion of the 20 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the 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 upon request by the student, 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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