What will I learn?

Our nationally accredited Information Technology courses are for anyone who requires specialist skills and knowledge to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. Persons working at this level apply a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.

Our graduates are eligible for student membership at Australian Computer Society (ACS). The ACS is the association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, with a large and active membership from all levels of the ICT industry. The ACS is the public voice of the ICT profession and the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT industry, with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT. The ACS is a member of the Australian Council of Professions.

Our Information Technology courses have been developed according to the requirements of the Information and Communications Technology Training Package (ICT15) and have been approved for delivery by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). They are nationally recognised qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Study Path

Training is delivered in stages which correspond to AQF Levels IV to VI. The preferred pathway for a qualification is for students to complete the requirements of the previous level qualification before progressing to the next level – thereby achieving more than one qualification.

Sample Units of Competencies

ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment

BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

ICTICT401 Determine and confi­rm client business requirements

ICTNWK516 Determine best-­t topology for a local network

ICTNWK517 Determine best-­t topology for a wide area network

ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server

ICTNWK412 Create network documentation

ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

ICTDBS403 Create basic databases

ICTPRG402 Apply query language

ICTWEB409 Develop cascading style sheets

ICTWEB418 Use development software and ICT tools to build a basic website

ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to speci­fication

ICTNWK405 Build a small wireless local area network

ICTSAS307 Install, con­figure and secure a small offi­ce or home of­fice network

ICTNWK410 Install hardware to a network

ICTSAD501 Model data objects

ICTSAD502 Model data processes


Delivery and assessment strategies are selected to reflect the nature of the elements and performance criteria of the competency together with the needs and learning style of the participants. Qualifications are delivered over 20 hours per week, 16 hours face-to-face and 4 hours online learning.

Assessment methodology may include but is not limited to: observation, project/report, case study, role play, exercises, activities; and written/oral tasks including multiple choice, questions and answer, essays, true/false and presentations.

Vocational / Employment Outcome:

Computer Technician, Information Systems Operator, Systems Administrator, Technical Support, Network Operations Technician

Which department am I in?

Academies Australasia Polytechnic



Study options

Full Time (27 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $2,000 per term
Start date

27 September 2021, 17 January 2022, 11 April 2022, 4 July 2022, 26 September 2022


Academies Australasia Polytechnic

Level 7, 628 Bourke Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent certificate of senior secondary education.

Age Requirements: Minimum 18 years of age

Recommended English Level: IELTS 5.5 (If the level of English is insufficient, a suitable course can be organised).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.