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.
Swinburne University of Technology Highlights
Student Ratio (Female to Male)
Graduate Employability Rate
No. of Courses
No. of International Students
Cost of Attendance
AUD 20,000 – AUD 50,000 (annually)
Mode of Program
Full time; part time and online
Swinburne University of Technology Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
Total Fee (UG)
Arts and Humanities
AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
AUD 32,874 – AUD 41,093
AUD 19,698 – AUD 28,077
AUD 39,070 – AUD 49,845
AUD 28,077 – AUD 35,096
Sciences and IT
AUD 28,077 – AUD 37,436
Media and Communication
AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
Swinburne University of Technology Admission Process
Application Form: International students can apply through an agent or apply through the online portal.
Common requirements: Attach (translated) certified academic transcripts, work/academic experience (if any), referee reports, along with degree/diploma (for PG admissions).
Additional requirements: Official financial statement, copy of passport- photo page, visa details, portfolio (for design courses), etc.
Application deadlines: Semester 1: 15 December; Semester 2: 31 May The following table shows English Proficiency Test score requirements for UG and PG admissions:
Swinburne University of Technology English language requirements