Advanced Diploma of Network Security/ Bachelor of Information Technology - Flinders Uni Pathway

TAFE SA Code: DP00026

Study pathway: Advanced Diploma of Network Security (ICT60215)


Develop the skills required to protect Information Technology (IT) infrastructure from external threats and manage networks. When you complete this qualification, you’ll have advanced skills in areas such networking, network administration, risk management, virtualisation, security fundamentals, firewalls and network infrastructure.

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Up to 4 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees
$3,479 - $4,514
$2,662 - $3,454

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,689 - $6,084

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $195.00 for External SSD Hard Drive and headset.

Please note that fees and funding status only apply to the initial TAFE SA qualification. Check the course page or relevant university website for details on the secondary qualification. Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into.

    • You will receive an offer to both TAFE SA and University, with the University offer being conditional on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification.
    • You can rest assured you have secured your University offer, pending successful completion of the TAFE SA award.
    • No further application will be required.
    • You will receive credit for TAFE SA studies allowing you to complete two awards dependent on the pathway selected.
    • If accepted, you will receive an offer to TAFE SA and-on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification-an offer to University with no further application required.
    • View our Uni Dual Offer Courses list
    • Students will be able to complete subjects in common with the Cert IV Information Technology by attending classes other than at Adelaide but will need to study online or attend the Adelaide City campus to complete the qualification.
    • Applicants with limited or no underpinning knowledge and skills may commence at a lower level and additional fees to those shown below will apply. For more information refer to the relevant Program information document on
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    FEE-HELP is a Government loan scheme that assists eligible higher education students enrolled in eligible higher education courses to pay their tuition fees. Eligible students can choose to use a FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of their tuition fees.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job roles include e-security specialist, ICT security specialist, IT security administrator, systems/network administrator, network security specialist, senior network administrator, systems security analyst.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Advanced Diploma of Network Security/ Bachelor of Information Technology - Flinders Uni Pathway
    This course provides skills and knowledge for an individual to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team responsible for advanced ICT network security systems. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialise in a number of areas, including voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 7 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks 60
    Design and implement a security system 90
    Implement secure encryption technologies 20
    Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects 55
    Plan, configure and test advanced server based security 80


    Name Nominal Hours
    Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment 60
    Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors 40
    Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure 40
    Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network 90
    Design an enterprise wireless local area network 30
    Design and configure secure integrated wireless systems 40
    Design and implement an integrated server solution 50
    Design and implement wireless network security 60
    Design, build and test a network server 50
    Establish a business case for sustainability and competitive advantage in ICT projects 55
    Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system 80
    Implement voice applications over secure wireless networks 40
    Install an enterprise virtual computing environment 60
    Install and maintain valid authentication processes 25
    Install and manage complex ICT networks 100
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers 120
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches 90
    Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry-specific technologies 80
    Manage a telecommunications project 50
    Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment 60
    Manage network security 80
    Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment 40
    Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise 50
    Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions 120
    Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks 120
    Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions 80
    Prepare security risk management plan 40
    Produce an ICT network architecture design 60
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Information Technology
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems)
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
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