ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology

(CRICOS Code: 110409D)

Diploma of Information Technology


ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology


This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialized skills in a technical ICT function.


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


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

·         advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks

·         advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements

·         back-end web development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data

·         business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses

·         cloud architecture: developing, improving and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans

·         cloud engineering: building, implementing and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks

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

·         database and data management: creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimize organizational knowledge management

·         front end web development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages

·         game art and design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards

·         game programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development

·         systems administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications

·         systems 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

Blended (Face to face classes and Self-paced Learning)

Course Duration

The duration for this qualification is 52 weeks of classroom training which includes all learning activities, Practical demonstration activities and observations from assessor and Written assessments.

CRICOS duration is: 52 weeks (which constitutes 44 weeks training + 8 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:

·         Analyst programmer support

·         Assistant programming developer

·         Assistant software applications programmer

·         Assistant software developer

·         Assistant IT team leader

·         Assistant IT project leader

·         Database support programmer

·         Web support programmer

·         Digital media authoring specialist

·         Digital media developer

·         Business analyst

·         Information technology analyst

Education Pathways

After achieving this qualification, students may undertake an Advanced Diploma that defines higher-level job functions.

Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

6 core units plus

14 elective units

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


Unit Code

Unit Title

Unit Type 


Originate and develop concepts



 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices



Lead and facilitate a team



Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation



Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments



Manage client problems



Install and manage complex ICT networks



Manage network security



Protect critical infrastructure for organisations



Build advanced user interfaces



Develop technical requirements for business solutions



Produce ICT feasibility reports



Gather, analyse and interpret threat data



Gather data to identify business requirements



Utilise design methodologies for security architecture



Monitor and improve knowledge management systems



Build dynamic websites



Create dynamic web pages



Build a document using extensible markup language



Research and review hardware technology options for organisations


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

All students must of the age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission, and have:

• An English language proficiency level of one of the following:

• IELTS band score of 5.5 (academic test version) or equivalent 

• IELTS band 5.0 and a successful completion of ELICOS.

• Minimum secondary studies in their home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12

  If students wish to discuss any of their matter relevant to their entry and study requirements further, they are free to contact the college. 

Students must have the ability to undertake the training; which may involve physical activity and mobility, and a level of intellectual capacity of at least Australian year 12 level academic capacity. Applicants with physical disabilities, intellectual impairments, emotional issues or learning difficulties must discuss their needs with the Training Manager prior to applying for the course; and seek an assessment of whether they have the capacity/ability to undertake, and successfully complete, the course. Raymond International College has very limited support available for students with such needs. Whilst external support may be available to assist students with special needs, RIC cannot guarantee that external support will enable a student with special needs to undertake all aspects of the course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy:

Students will be required to complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment upon enrolment to determine their suitability for this course and to identify if additional support is required. LLN needs of students will be taken into consideration in the delivery and assessment of this qualification. RIC uses the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) to identify and describe an individual’s performance in any of the core skills (learning, reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy (at a point in time), so that training can be targeted to areas of need and an individual’s progress monitored over time.  The ACSF is also used to develop core skills profiles of learner cohorts. RIC will use on-line LLN test which is LLN ROBOT for this purpose.


A Unique Student Identifier (USI):

In addition, students, will need to provide RIC with their Unique Student Identifier number. A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters, unique to each student. This USI allows them to link their previous and future VET qualifications into a single authenticated transcript, through the National Vocational Education and Training Data Collection, and prevents them from losing their record. This lets them see all their training results, from all their previous providers. A USI Number will stay with the student for life and must be recorded with any nationally recognized

VET course they undertake.


Monthly Intakes available

Training Arrangements

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments will be regularly simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

Unsupervised Studies may include research, readings from related textbooks and continuing to work on assessment tasks. Students are provided with the study guides to support learning.

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 enrolment (e.g., acknowledge needs through LLN test and Pre- training interview) and training (e.g., special circumstances and intervention strategies) to completing (e.g., financial plans) and guiding for future careers (e.g., career counselling).

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 specialist 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/cluster/topic 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 and 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 follow its Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Procedures for students who require a reasonable adjustment made to their training and assessment tasks for Units of Competency within this qualification to cater for their specific needs.  This process will be communicated to all students prior to their enrolment, at orientation, in their Student Handbook and as well as in Assessment tools.


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 can grant credit towards the course for units of competency that have been already completed with another RTO or authorized issuing organization. RIC can also grant Credit for subjects or units that have been completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

There is no charge to apply for Credit.

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

* Note that where student has been granted credit, this will reduce the course duration and he 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.  Students should ideally apply for RPL at the time of enrolment but they may also apply up to 2 weeks into your course.

During the entry process and pre-training interview stage, RIC will discuss the process and options for RPL with the student.  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 a 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.

* 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 any further information on any Policy and procedures, please refer to the Website/Student handbook.


Monthly installment plans are available

*Please refer to the Website/ Student handbook for further information on Fees and Charges.