Diploma of Information Technology
Course Code: ICT50120 | CRICOS Code: 102852G


Information Technology

Delivery Mode



78 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: ICT50120 | CRICOS Code: 102852G


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).

This course is superseded

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.
Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration: 78 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $22,500 (Includes Material, Lab Training and Enrolment Fees)
Enrolment Fee: AUD $350

Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

Intake Dates
5th April 20215th July 2021
3rd May 20214th October 2021

*This course is available at Haymarket , Parramatta & Perth Campus.

Entry Requirement

The following are the Admission requirements of Lead college:

International Student
1. 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment
2. Must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
3. IELTS Overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 / TOEFL
IBT 60 / PTE Academic 50 / CAE 169 / OET PASS/ GE
Advanced Level/ MOI Certificate or equivalent or CERT IV level in Australian Qualification
4. Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic
process to identify if prospective student requires LLN Support
5. Must complete the FaceCruit Interview test with Lead College Admissions Officer


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

Career Pathway

Occupational titles suited to our choice of electives may include:

  • Cybersecurity officer
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Network support coordinator
  • ICT Support Officer
  • IT administrator
  • IT operations administrator
  • Network services administrator
  • Network security coordinator
Essential Information


Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au.The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.


Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

Pathway From Qualification

After completing ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology, you might like to think about a pathway into the ICT60120 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

Units Of Competency

The ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology requires the completion of the following 20 Units (including 6 core and 14 electives).

Core Units – 6
BSBCRT501Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527Manage client problems

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information before enrolling.

Elective Units
Group A Advanced Networking Specialisation
ICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK536Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK546Manage network security
ICTNWK557Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
ICTNWK559Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
Group B Advanced Programming Specialisation
ICTPRG535Build advanced user interfaces
ICTPRG547Apply advanced programming skills in another language
ICTPRG549Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG554Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
ICTPRG556Implement and use a model view controller framework
Group C Back End Web Development Specialisation
ICTDBS507Integrate databases with websites
ICTPRG553Create and develop REST APIs
ICTPRG554Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
ICTWEB522Develop website information architecture
ICTWEB525Implement quality assurance process for websites
Group D Business Analysis Specialisation
ICTSAD507Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions
ICTSAD508Develop technical requirements for business solutions
ICTSAD509Produce ICT feasibility reports
ICTSAS502Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
Group E Cloud Architect Specialisation
ICTCLD501Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
ICTCLD502Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
ICTCLD503Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
ICTCLD504Improve cloud-based infrastructure
Group F Cloud Engineer Specialisation
ICTCLD505Implement cloud infrastructure with code
ICTCLD506Implement virtual network in cloud environments
ICTCLD507Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms
ICTCLD508Manage infrastructure in cloud environments
Group G Cyber Security Specialisation
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTCYS610Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTCYS613Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
Group H Database and Data Management Specialisation
ICTDBS503Create a data warehouse
ICTDBS505Monitor and improve knowledge management systems
ICTDBS506Design databases
ICTDBS507Integrate databases with websites
ICTSAD502Model data processes
Group I Front End Web Development Specialisation
ICTICT530Design user experience solutions
ICTWEB513Build dynamic websites
ICTWEB514Create dynamic web pages
ICTWEB518Build a document using extensible markup language
ICTWEB519Develop complex web page layouts
ICTWEB520Develop complex cascading style sheets
Group J Game Art and Design Specialisation
ICTGAM539Create and implement designs for 3-D games environments
ICTGAM542Animate 3-D characters for digital games
ICTGAM543Produce digital animation sequences
ICTGAM545Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animations
ICTGAM552Create complex 3-D characters for games
Group K Game Programming Specialisation
ICTGAM423Apply artificial intelligence in game development
ICTGAM533Create complex 3-D interactive games
ICTGAM535Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media
ICTGAM537Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes
ICTICT433Build graphical user interfaces
Group L Systems Administration Specialisation
ICTNWK615Design and configure desktop virtualisation
ICTSAS512Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
ICTSAS518Install and upgrade operating systems
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
Group M Systems Analysis Specialisation
ICTNWK548Model preferred system solutions
ICTSAD501Model data objects
ICTSAD502Model data processes
ICTSAS506Update ICT system operational procedures
ICTSAS520Develop detailed test plans
Group N General electives
Advanced IT Support  
ICTICT503Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications
ICTICT506Implement process re-engineering strategies
ICTICT518Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICTICT519Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications
ICTICT520Confirm transition strategy for a new system
ICTICT521Select new technology supported business model
ICTICT524Determine ICT strategies and solutions for organisations
ICTICT525Identify and manage the implementation of industry specific technologies
ICTICT526Verify client business requirements
ICTICT528Deploy smart contracts
ICTSAS517Use network tools
ICTSAS519Perform systems tests
ICTSAS521Perform integration tests
ICTSAS522Manage the testing process
ICTSAS523Perform stress and load tests on integrated platforms
ICTSAS525Develop and conduct client acceptance test
ICTSAS528Review and develop ICT maintenance strategy
ICTSAS529Prioritise ICT change requests
Blockchain Solutions 
ICTICT527Develop and maintain blockchain solutions
Business Management 
BSBPMG518Manage project procurement
ICTICT435Create technical documentation
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTICT523Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTSAD503Minimise risk of new technologies to business solutions
PSPPCM023Manage strategic contracts
CUADIG502Design digital applications
CUADIG503Design e-learning resources
CUADIG507Design digital simulations
CUAPHI504Employ specialised imaging technologies
Digital Media 
CUAPOS201Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUAPOS401Edit screen content for fast turnaround
CUASOU407Edit sound
CUASOU504Produce sound recordings
ICTDMT501Incorporate and edit digital video
Gaming Development
ICTGAM419Build a database to support a computer game
ICTGAM532Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media
ICTGAM534Manage interactive media productions
ICTGAM536Design interactive 3-D applications for scientific and mathematical modelling
ICTGAM538Manage testing of games and interactive media
ICTGAM540Design and create models for 3-D and digital effects environments
ICTGAM541Design and create advanced particles, fluids and bodies for 3-D digital effects
ICTGAM544Animate physical attributes of models and elements
ICTGAM546Create and combine 3-D digital games and components
ICTGAM547Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games
ICTGAM548Complete digital editing for 3-D and digital effects environments
ICTGAM549Collaborate in design of 3-D game levels and environments
ICTGAM550Integrate multiple data sources into interactive 3-D environments
ICTGAM551Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games
ICTGAM553Integrate databases with online games
ICTGAM554Create games for mobile devices
ICTGAM555 Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environments
ICTGAM556Develop and implement physics in 3-D digital games
ICTGAM557Complete compositing to create elements for 3-D and digital effects environments
Internet of Things 
ICTIOT501Install IT devices and networks
ICTIOT502Program IoT devices
ICTIOT503Design and test IoT devices and networks
ICTNWK515Develop configuration management protocols
ICTNWK517Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network
ICTNWK518Design an enterprise wireless local area network
ICTNWK531Configure an internet gateway
ICTNWK537Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTNWK538Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK539Design and implement integrated server solutions
ICTNWK541Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services
ICTNWK542Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK543Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK544Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
ICTNWK545Develop, implement and evaluate systems and applications security
ICTNWK547Manage system security on operational systems
ICTNWK549Design ICT security frameworks
ICTNWK550Design ICT system security controls
ICTNWK551Build decks using wireless markup language
ICTNWK552Install and configure network access storage devices
ICTNWK553Configure enterprise virtual computing environments
ICTNWK554Manage enterprise virtual computing environments
ICTNWK556Identify and resolve network problems
ICTNWK558Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments
ICTNWK623Manage ICT security
ICTPRG509Build using rapid application development
ICTPRG530Manage projects using software management tools
ICTPRG531Prepare for application development using current methods
ICTPRG533Debug and monitor applications
ICTPRG534Deploy applications to production environments
ICTPRG536Design application architecture
ICTPRG537Implement security for applications
ICTPRG538Create mashups
ICTPRG540Maintain custom software
ICTPRG541Monitor and support data conversion to new ICT system
ICTPRG542Review developed software
ICTPRG543Develop integration blueprint for ICT systems
ICTPRG544Install, test and evaluate pilot version of ICT systems
ICTPRG545Monitor system pilots
ICTPRG548Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications
ICTPRG550Perform ICT data conversions
ICTPRG555Implement object relational mapping framework for data persistence
ICTPRG603Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications
Project Management 
BSBPMG513Manage project quality
BSBPMG517Manage project risk
BSBPMG520Manage project governance
ICTICT529Organise and lead agile projects
ICTPMG505Manage ICT projects
Systems and Software Design 
ICTPRG546Validate application designs against specifications
ICTPRG551Apply testing techniques for software development
Web Design and Development
ICTWEB441Produce basic client-side script
ICTWEB452Create a markup language document
ICTWEB517Create web-based programs
ICTWEB521Customise complex ICT content management systems
ICTWEB523Manage transactions using site server tools
ICTWEB524Analyse information and assign meta tags
ICTWEB526Implement and use web services
ICTWEB527Research and apply emerging web technology trends

Related Qualifications

Application for Enrolment – International Students

Prospective students are required to complete and submit this duly filled form (Application for Enrolment – International Students) to Lead College Pty Ltd with the supporting documents as stated.

1. Please read through the International Student Handbook and Policies and Procedures which can be found on our website at: https://leadcollege.edu.au or with an authorised agent of Lead College.

2. No enrolment will be processed unless this form is fully completed. You will need to sign the declaration at the end of this document to acknowledge your understanding and agreement of the enrolment conditions.

3. For more information on the eligibility requirements for the student visa processing, please visit the Australian
immigration website at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500

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