In the Diploma of Information Technology Networking students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to install and manage networks either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. Students will learn how to install and administer Linux and Microsoft operating systems. There is emphasis on virtualisation and network security. Students will explore new technologies related to the cloud and Internet of Things. They may also have the opportunity to undertake the Cisco Certified Network Associate program.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
help desk professional
help desk specialist
network and system administrator
network support technician
PC support technician
system and network security professional
system and network technician
technical support - sustainability
user support technician
Pathways from this qualification include ICT advanced diploma or vocational graduate certificate qualifications, or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.
Aims and objectives
To provide students with the skills and knowledge in the installation and management of networks, and enable an individual to be effective in network management, either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. The aim is also to enable students to gain the skills to continue to higher education courses.