System and Network Plus Technician Skill Set

System and Network Plus Technician Skill Set - ICTSS00052

VOCATIONAL

Engage in study to prepare you to work in the exciting field of computer systems and network support technicians, and pave the way to future study in ICT.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Part time 6 months
Fees:

See fees

Next intake:
July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

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 is a JobTrainer course. Check your eligibility.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Details

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:

  • ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
  • ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers
  • ICTNWK424 Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • ICTSAS310 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

System and Network Plus Technician Skill Set
Program code: S0162
National curriculum code: ICTSS00052

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
System and Network Plus Technician Skill Set
City Campus
0.5 years Part time
S0162
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years Part time
Plan code
S0162
CRICOS

Career

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

Students engaged in this program and over 16 years of age are eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Pathways

Understanding pathways

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.

Students graduating from the S0162 System and Network Plus Technician Skill Set may articulate into the C4408 Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

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.

Fees

JobTrainer courses

JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.

Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.

If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.

The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE or JobTrainer fee waiver.

2023 fees

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.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$300.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$1,500* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$2,850* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when it is available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee* for 2022. 
  • *Note: *SSAF will be charged per nominal hour at a rate of $0.44 per hour.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

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.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when it is available.

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 2022 is $315. 

Note: *SSAF will be charged per nominal hour at a rate of $0.44 per hour in 2022.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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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.