AWARD COURSE

Advanced Diploma of Network Security


National Code: ICT60215
TAFE SA Code: TP00753


Description

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 24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$870 - $1,128
$3,479 - $4,514
Concession
$666 - $864
$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
$1,172 - $1,521
$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.

    • Students will be able to complete subjects in common with the Cert IV Information Technology by attending classes at campuses other than Adelaide but will need to study online or attend the Adelaide City campus to complete this 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 tafesa.edu.au/information-technology
  • 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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    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 (ICT60215)
    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    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 www.training.gov.au.

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

    Core

    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

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment 60
    Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure 40
    Design and configure secure integrated wireless systems 40
    Design and implement wireless network security 60
    Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system 80
    Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry specific technologies 80
    Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment 40
  • 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 Information Technology
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems)
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
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