Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) & (Cloud Engineering)

National Code: ICT50220
TAFE SA Code: TP01267

Study pathway: Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (ICT40120)


Become an IT Network and cloud engineering specialist with this nationally recognised course. Learn how to install and manage complex ICT networks, design and build network servers, install enterprise virtual computing environments, and network security.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

ICT Network Professionals

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Entry Recommendations
If you do not have relevant qualifications or industry experience, you will be enrolled into a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) before starting this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Full time study is around 20 hours of class time a week with 15 to 20 hours of self directed study. Part time study time depends on the units selected.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs

  • This course also has an incidental cost of $300
  • .00 for a 1TB SSD portable hard drive, webcam, and headset with microphone.
  • No additional costs if students have purchased Certificate IV incidentals.

Average cost per semester
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You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 network administrator, IT administrator, IT operations administrator, network services administrator, network support coordinator, network operations analyst, network security coordinator, network e-business coordinator.

    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

    Award - SATAC application process

    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (ICT40120)
    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and practices in different organisational contexts. The focus of the course is on networking. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 13 elective units.

    Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) & (Cloud Engineering) (ICT50220)
    This course is designed to provide you with training in the skills and knowledge required to become a computer networking and cloud engineering professional. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 14 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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments 40
    Lead and facilitate a team 50
    Manage client problems 20
    Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation 50
    Originate and develop concepts 30
    Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms 60
    Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments 40
    Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks 60
    Design and implement wireless network security 60
    Design, build and test network servers 50
    Implement cloud infrastructure with code 80
    Implement virtual network in cloud environments 60
    Install an enterprise virtual computing environment 60
    Install and manage complex ICT networks 100
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers 90
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches 120
    Manage infrastructure in cloud environments 50
    Manage network security 80
    Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions 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

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
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