Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology

National Code: ICT60515
TAFE SA Code: TP00754

Study pathway: Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40115)


This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in hardware and networking, software programming and web development.

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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
$1,693 - $1,703
$6,774 - $6,814
$1,296 - $1,304
$5,183 - $5,214

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
$2,282 - $2,296
$9,130 - $9,184

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.
    • Preferred pathways into this qualification is after completion of a Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology or other relevant qualification or with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operation's analyst, technician, operation's or support coordinator/technician.
    • 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
    • Please note that fees listed are for the Advanced Diploma only. Please see the Certificate IV course page for fees.
  • 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

    IT support technician, database and systems administrator, IT security, system developer.

    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 Computer Systems Technology (ICT60515)
    This qualification includes skills in WHS communication and consultative processes, implementing and monitoring environmentally sustainable work practices, determining and confirming client business requirements, contributing to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 12 core units and 6 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
    Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills 60
    Build a dynamic website 60
    Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network 90
    Create dynamic web pages 40
    Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks 60
    Design and implement wireless network security 60
    Install and manage complex ICT networks 100
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers 120
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches 90
    Manage ICT project systems implementation 40
    Plan and direct complex ICT projects 80
    Plan, configure and test advanced server based security 80


    Name Nominal Hours
    Create web-based programs 60
    Develop complex cascading style sheets 40
    Develop complex web page layouts 40
    Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies 60
    Integrate database with a website 25
    Research and apply emerging web technology trends 80
  • 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

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