Diploma of Information Technology Networking
This program will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical/laboratory exercises, work simulated projects.
Assessment for Diploma of Information Technology Networking may consist of a range of methods including quizzes, projects, assignments, teamwork, role-plays and knowledge tests.
The assessments for this program focus on consistent demonstration of your skills and knowledge over a period of time to a range of customers or clients.
Your training and assessment provides a blend of theory and hands-on courses in computer hardware/software and networking to enter the computer networking industry. Your training will be in the following areas of information technology: network infrastructure, e-business integration, enterprise virtualisation, network programming, security, Linux and Windows server administration.
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 industry report 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 vocational competency.
In the ICTNWK525 Configure and Enterprise Virtual Computing Environment unit, you get 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
The program promotes the application of networking skills to real scenarios, leading to work readiness or entry to graduate studies. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to work in many organisations due to the ubiquity of networking in the global enterprise 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 administration
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.
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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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.
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The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme (VSL), which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VSL application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
If your program is eligible for the VSL scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference once you exceed the cap.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt. You will start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
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.