ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

(CRICOS Code: 111023C)


ICT60220 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology


This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills.

Individuals in these roles carry out complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, leading a team or a strategic direction of a business. They apply their skills across a wide range of industries and business functions, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

·         advanced data management information: creating, designing and monitoring complex systems that store data, and optimising organisational knowledge management

·         cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture, and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans

·         full stack web development: building advanced user interfaces, developing representational state transfer application program interfaces (REST APIs) and designing user experience solutions

·         further programming: applying advanced ICT languages to maintain security and manage data

·         IT strategy and organisational development: managing and communicating strategic ICT business solutions

·         systems development and analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions

·         telecommunications network engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations and legislative requirements across network projects

Course Provider/Delivery site

Raymond International College

RTO Code: 45227 | CRICOS Provider No: 03995E                                                                      

Ground Floor 341 Queen ST, MELBOURNE VIC 3000 


Delivery Mode

Face to Face Classroom Training

Course Duration

The duration for this qualification is 104 weeks of classroom training which includes all learning activities, Practical demonstration activities and observations from assessor and Written assessments.

CRICOS duration is: 104 weeks (which constitutes 88 weeks training + 16 weeks of break period)

RIC will deliver this qualification by scheduling face to face classes for 20 hours over 2.5 days per week

Career Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, student will gain entry-level and experienced job opportunities to seek employment in the following roles:

·         IT Support Services

·         Quality Auditing

·         Business Administration

·         IT Officer Manager

·         Security Analyst

·         Incident Responder

·         Virus Technician

·         ICT Security

·         Database/Systems Administrator

·         Chief Information Security Officer

·         Public Administration and Safety

·         Financial and Insurance Services

Education Pathways

After achieving this qualification, students may undertake Bachelor’s degree that defines higher-level job functions.

Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

6 core units plus

10 elective units

Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, RIC will deliver the units listed below for this qualification.


Unit Code

Unit Title

Unit Type                         


Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving



Manage team effectiveness



Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices



Interact with clients on a business level



Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments



Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment



Plan transmission networks



Manage project scope



Use network tools



Manage ICT project initiation 



Determine best-fit topologies for wide area networks 



Manage ICT project planning 



Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks 



Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry 



Manage network traffic 



Produce ICT network architecture designs 


The elective units have been selected through consultation with the industry experts to ensure learners get a thorough understanding of the practices used in the industry.



There are no pre-requisites for this qualification or any of the units of competency contained within it.

Entry Requirements

Age requirements

Students must be above 18 years of age while filling up the application form.

Course entry interview

Course entry interview will be conducted prior to the enrolment into the course of studies to ensure that the training and assessment provided by RIC are able to meet the student’s individual needs. Students are required to fill up the Course Entry Interview Form and submit it along with the Application form.

RIC will review the student’s current competencies, student needs, English level and support requirements in order to enrol them in the most appropriate course to achieve their intended outcomes.


English Language Requirements for International students

The following outlines the English language proficiency requirements for International Students.

An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

•         IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DHA regulations or;

•         satisfactorily completing ELICOS at Upper Intermediate level from a NEAS endorsed English Training Centre or;

•         completion of secondary studies equivalent or higher to an Australian Year 12 qualification, where the studies were completed in English or;

•         the student is a citizen of and holds a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ, South Africa or Republic of Ireland

•         other tests like PTE, TOEFL and OET are also considered equivalent for direct entry into RIC’s VET courses.

Note: Plus all students must complete  an LLN test prior to or at time of course enrolment.

The test must have been taken no more than two years* before you apply to study at RIC.

*The date when RIC receives the signed written agreement (either through Email or in hand)


Monthly intakes available. Kindly check with the administration department for the exact dates.

Support Services

Educational and support services are available to meet the needs of the students. Support service is provided to all students who have any needs, questions or difficulties regarding their current training or guidance to their future career development. The services aim to provide students with the support and information they need to help their training and career path. There are procedures of RIC to identify the needs of students throughout the student life cycle at college, from application (e.g., Course entry interview, and LLN Test) and training (e.g., special circumstances and intervention strategies) to completing (e.g., financial plans.

Student course progress will be carefully monitored and trainers will identify and report to the academic support staff/Training Manger, if a student is facing challenges in completing projects and assessments, time management, research skills. Trainers will ensure that academic support and counselling (where required) services are provided to these students. Students are encouraged to access additional support where course progress requirements are not met.

Training Manger and/or student support officer(s) will organize meeting with identified students and discuss an intervention strategy which may involve one or more of the following support services to avail as required but not limited to:

·         Guide the students to enroll in an ELICOS course for additional English language support

·         One on one (or a small group) support with the trainer

·         Provision of additional attempts to complete assessments

·         Extension of enrolment where students require additional time to complete the course (as part of intervention Strategy).

However, the quality of the qualification will not be compromised.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment will be conducted individually/in groups. Students will be provided with a Student Assessment Booklet and necessary instructions for each unit of competency which includes:

  • A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
  • Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
  • Assessment resources for each unit of competency
  • Details about when assessment will occur
  • Details about assessment submission

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Role Plays
  • Research activities
  • Reports
  • Practical Demonstration

Students will be required to complete assessments in class and there will be a need for some work to be done as self-paced learning.

Students will be advised by the trainer/assessor about the assessment requirements for each unit at the commencement of delivery for that unit. Submission of assessment tasks will be in person to the trainer/assessor.


All the students will be given an opportunity for re-assessment. Each student has three (3) attempts to achieve a competent outcome, including two re-submission attempts. Student will only work on the component(s) of the Task(s) that were marked “Not Satisfactory”. The re-assessment must be completed within the specified time frame provided by the trainer/assessor after assessment feedback given to the student by trainer/assessor. Please note that RIC will provide two (2) chances for re-assessment at no cost.

If student is not able to achieve competency with these opportunities, student is required to repeat the unit at own cost which will also impact on student’s extension of study period.

In case of practical tasks like role-playing, student has to redo the task by arranging the time and date with trainer/assessor.

RIC’s Reasonable Adjustments


In line with Standards for Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) 2015, RIC will provide reasonable adjustment for students who require additional support/ reasonable adjustment made to their training and assessment tasks for Units of Competency within this qualification to cater for their specific needs. 


course progress


Student must maintain satisfactory course progress. At a minimum, successfully completing or demonstrating competency in more than 50% of the course requirements in a given study period is considered to be satisfactory course progress. If academic progress falls below 50% for two consecutive terms, RIC will report student to the Department of Home Affairs for not achieving satisfactory course progress. Risk interventions will be implemented on ongoing basis to identify the students at risk and will organize a student support plan for individual students.

Course Credit

RIC will grant credit towards the course for units of competency that have been already completed with another RTO or authorized issuing organization. For further information, refer to the Course Credit Policy and Procedure on RIC’s website.

To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form and submit it as a part of your application.

* Note that where student has been granted credit, this will reduce the course duration and the student will be informed of this in writing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised. RIC has a process that has been structured to minimise the time and cost to applicants and provides a supportive approach to students wishing to take up this option. 

Suitability is often determined on how much experience the student has in a certain area, including work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility, students will be provided with an RPL kit that will guide them in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether they would be able to provide the required evidence. A trainer/assessor will be available to assist the student throughout this process.

For further information, refer to the RPL Policy and Procedure.

* International students should note that where they are granted RPL, this will reduce their course duration and they will be informed of this in writing.


The areas in which a student may appeal a decision made by RIC may include (but is not limited to):

·         assessment decisions and outcomes,

·         deferral, suspension or cancellation decisions made in relation to a student’s enrolment, or

·         any other conclusion/decision that is made after a complaint has been dealt with by college in the first instance.

For further information, refer to the Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure on RIC’s website.


Monthly installment plans are available

*Kindly check the fees on RIC’s website or get in touch with the administration department for further information.