Diploma of Information Technology Networking
Develop your skills and build expertise in installing and managing complex information technology networks, learn about network infrastructure and server administration, and build your confidence to work as an independent information communication technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team.
This diploma is designed as a stepping stone into the computer networking industry, and covers broad topics including network infrastructure, e-business integration, enterprise virtualisation, network programming, security, and Linux and Windows server administration.
ICT professionals are in demand – not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population, your role as an IT professional will become more important to ensure our communities and cities stay connected.
This program is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical laboratory exercises and work-simulated projects.
Your training and assessment blends theory and hands-on courses in computer hardware/software and networking, to give you the preparation you need to enter the computer networking industry.
Assessment tasks for the Diploma of Information Technology Networking may include quizzes, projects, assignments, teamwork activities, role-plays and knowledge tests. These tasks will require you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge over a period of time, and in relation to a range of customers and clients.
There are various opportunities for students to engage with industry, including invitations to attend meetings held by the Information Technology Program Advisory Committee to listen to important industry news on IT developments.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program, you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your vocational competency.
In the ICTNWK525 Configure and Enterprise Virtual Computing Environment unit, you'll have an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to a simulated work-based context.
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Program code: C5386
National curriculum code: ICT50415
Throughout this program, there are many opportunities to apply networking skills to industry scenarios, preparing you to be work-ready or enter into further study.
As a graduate of this program, you will be able to work in many organisations due to the widespread need for networking expertise in the global business environment.
You may be employed in a number of roles such as:
- IT network operations support
- IT network operations technician
- IT network support
- IT network support technician
- IT network technician
- IT network administrator
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2019 government subsidised place: AU$5000* per annum
- 2019 full-fee place: AU$15000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.