The System and Network Plus Technician Skill Set has been designed to provide learners with the theoretical and practical tools required to enter the ICT, computer systems and networking fields.
In this skill set you will learn how to install, configure and test network security; install and manage servers; install and operate small enterprise branch networks, and install, configure and secure a small office or home office network.
You will be taught by industry experts using up-to-date, industry-standard equipment in our specialist networking laboratories.
Through your studies, you will prepare to work in an industry role as a computer systems or network technician, or articulate to further study in information technology, cyber security and beyond.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
Learn from experienced experts using industry-standard equipment in specialist networking laboratories.
Practise your skills in a future-focused environment designed to prepare you for tomorrow's industry.
Gain eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
You will develop skills in network infrastructure, security and administration utilising hands-on practical activities on campus in our specialist networking laboratories equipped with modern industry standard networking and datacentre equipment.
Your instructors are highly qualified and experienced industry experts who will guide you through workplace simulations, projects and practical activities.
This skill set is delivered over 18 weeks.
You can expect to spend 1 day per week on campus plus an additional 4 hours of independent study time to a total of 12 hours of study per week, during which you will undertake teacher-directed activities, assignment and project work, lab report preparation, and simulated lab activities.
In this skill set, you will undertake the following subjects:
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
Upon completion of this skill set, you will be prepared to undertake further study in this field, namely in the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.
Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.
Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
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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The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
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 2023 is $326.
The SSAF fees information for the 2024 intake has been delayed by the Australian government and will be updated when it is available.
Note: *SSAF will be charged per nominal hour at a rate of $0.46 per hour in 2023.
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.
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.