ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking and Cyber Security)


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Secure Your Future With Cyber Security!


In-person - 12 months full time
Online - 18 months part time

Study Mode

In-person and online


Adelaide CBD


$1500 - JobTrainer
$5000 - Skilling SA
$7950 - Full Fee
$1800 - JobTrainer
$2950 - Skilling SA
$5400 - Full Fee


Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking and Cyber Security)

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Cybercrime is an increasing problem world wide, and there is a need for governments and businesses of all sizes to stay on top of new and evolving methods of attack.

The call for highly skilled infrastructure and cyber security experts is urgent, and this need is expected to increase for many years to come. Securing our networks and protecting our data has never been more important than it is right now!

What Will You Study?

As a student of our industry-built advanced networking and cyber security qualification, you will be introduced to current technologies and tools providing you advanced technical and hands-on skills that can be immediately applied for any business or organisation upon graduation.

As Academy IT has delivered vendor-based training since 2007, you will undertake studies built upon best practice and cutting-edge vendor based and ‘underground’ tools.

You will learn…

  • The role of Cyber Security Officer
  • Applying ethics and privacy
  • Design concept development
  • Customer support management
  • Network operating systems design and implementation
  • Virtualisation
  • Enterprise communications
  • Kali Linux tools
  • Threat analysis and response
  • Business Continuity
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Risk and security design
  • Security architecture and frameworks
  • Red Team vs Blue Team tasks

The key clients for this qualification are people who have existing knowledge and skills in IT wishing to build on those skills to better support the Network and Cyber Security framework for organisations and take advantage of possible advancement opportunities into Network and Cyber Security positions.

This group may include:

  • unemployed workers
  • recent migrants
  • people who wish to enter a new industry
  • employed persons looking for confirmation of skills and knowledge
  • people who wish to up skill

Students must be 18 years of age or older and have completed a relevant Certificate IV in an ICT or related qualification or have six months industry experience.

Applicants for this qualification without relevant formal qualifications or experience may be requested to undertake a pre-assessment of industry knowledge and skills prior to enrolment to ensure the required foundational knowledge is in place to build upon with this Diploma level study.

Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification are:

  • Information systems security officer
  • Office systems security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Service desk security specialist, team lead

Study Pathways

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

VET: ICT60120 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) or other related Advance Diploma

University: Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, or
Bachelor of Information Systems

Note: This RTO may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways

For RPL to be granted, the course applicant must provide quality evidence that s/he:

  • Has attained the competencies described in the unit/s of competency that are being claimed
  • Possesses current competency in the unit/s that are being claimed
  • Possesses the required underpinning knowledge specified in the unit/s of competency
  • Has applied the relevant competencies in a context that is applicable to their area of specialisation in resource and infrastructure.

The evidence, which has been gathered by the assessor or the candidate, as proof of current competency may take a variety of forms and could include certification, references from past employers, testimonials from clients and work samples.

The assessor must ensure that such evidence complies with the rules of evidence, namely that it is authentic, valid, reliable, current and sufficient.
AIT offers a simple but methodical RPL process which is outlined in its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Code Title
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK559 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK557 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTCYS608 Perform cyber security risk assessments
ICTNWK546 Manage network security
ICTNWK549 Design ICT security frameworks
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects

What is the total cost?

The full retail price of the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking and Cyber Security) is $7950 full time or $5400 part time online (2022 pricing).

Is there government funding support?


In-person – Pay only $1500 if you qualify for the JobTrainer program, or $5000 if you qualify for the Skilling SA program!

Online – Pay only $1800 if you qualify for the JobTrainer program, or $2950 if you qualify for the Skilling SA program!

To be eligible for funding, students need to be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract

Further eligibility information for Skilling SA is provided here –>

Further information on JobTrainer is provided here –> JobTrainer info.

Eligibility will be verified as part of the enrolment process.

Are there payment plans available?

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Yes, Academy IT provides payment support via “ZeeFi”, who offer student loans to fast-track your career without losing the financial race.

To see how “ZeeFi” can support you and to apply for finance, visit their site…



If you’ve ever had a desire to work in the information technology industry, becoming a qualified cyber network and security specialist provides the best chance of landing that high paying, highly rewarding career.

Public and private organisations are searching for people just like you with the skills to protect them. Are you ready to level up your life?

If you are ready to enrol and take your career to the next level, or would like some more information, complete the form or call us direct on 08 7324 9800.

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