Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration) & (Cloud Engineering)

National Code: ICT50220
TAFE SA Code: TP01273

Study pathway: Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support) (ICT40120)


Become an IT Systems Administrator and Cloud Engineering specialist with this nationally recognised course. Learn the skills required to create cloud services and IT.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

ICT Network Professionals

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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support)
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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Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Full time study is approximately 20 hours of class time per week with 15-20 hours of self-study.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
$700.00 (approximately) for 1TB portable SSD, headset with microphone and a Raspberry Pi kit with PIR motion sensor and camera module, temperature and humidity monitor, and fingerprint sensor. If you have completed the Certificate IV, you only need the Raspberry Pi Kit with PIR motion sensor and camera module, temperature and humidity monitor and fingerprint sensor. You will need access to a computer and a good internet connection as you will be using virtual machines for learning activities and assessments. Virtual machines are obtained from your campus or the internet. Virtual machine file sizes vary but are generally above 20GB.

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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 Cloud Engineer, Network Administrator, Systems Engineer, Systems Administrator, Cloud Engineer.

    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

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    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support) (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 this course is on system administration support. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 13 elective units.

    Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration) & (Cloud Engineering) (ICT50220)
    This course is designed to provide you with training in the skills and knowledge required to review maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications and build, implement and manage cloud infrastructure and virtual networks. 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
    Analyse Data 60
    Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages 80
    Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms 60
    Design and configure desktop virtualisation 80
    Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan 30
    Gather, analyse and interpret threat data 40
    Implement cloud infrastructure with code 80
    Implement virtual network in cloud environments 60
    Install an enterprise virtual computing environment 60
    Install and upgrade operating systems 50
    Install IoT devices and networks 50
    Manage infrastructure in cloud environments 50
    Prioritise ICT change requests 20
    Review and manage delivery of maintenance services 20
  • 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 Software Engineering (Honours)
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Games & Entertainment Design)
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
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