ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

CRICOS Code: 086728D

Course Duration

1 year (40 weeks study) full time or 2 years part time (part-time options available to domestic students only)

Course Description:

This qualification is designed to provide students with high level information and communications technology (ICT), process improvement and business skills and knowledge to enable an individual to be effective in senior ICT roles within organisations. The qualification builds on a base core of management competencies, with specialist and general elective choices to suit particular ICT and business needs, especially in the areas of knowledge management and systems development.

Job Roles

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Knowledge management analyst
  • Knowledge manager
  • Manager, IT infrastructure solutions
  • Business development manager
  • Software manager

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into such courses as ICA11 Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications such as a Bachelor of Information Technology.

Industry Consultation

Industry consultation is conducted to ensure that SCBIT’s approach to delivery and assessment is consistent with advice provided by industry stakeholders and to ensure that SCBIT is up to date with emerging developments, trends and issues related to delivery and assessment in the industry.

Feedback from industry stakeholders has also been sought with regards to resources and course design.

Electives for this qualification have been chosen to ensure that students achieve a well-balanced knowledge and skill set in system development and project management.


SCBIT’s campus is located in Sydney CBD, just 2 minutes walk from Town Hall Railway Station.  The College teaching facilities are on Level 6, 51 Druitt Street, which is adjacent to a number of famous landmarks including: Darling Harbour, Town Hall, Queen Victoria Building and the Westfield Shopping Centre in Pitt Street Mall.

Admission Criteria

Requirements for admission to this Advanced Diploma of Information Technology are:

  • Students must be aged 18 years or above.
  • Students must have completed an Information Technology Diploma or equivalent qualification or can demonstrate vocational experience (at least 2 years) in a range of work environments in a senior information technology and/or systems role including analyst and designer.
  • International Students must have an IELTS score of 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in each band) or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old).

Program Areas with units of competency


Unit of Competency

Core/ Elective

5 Core Units


Lead and manage team effectiveness



Interact with clients on a business level



Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment



Plan and direct complex ICT projects



Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects


5 Elective Units from Group B System Development


Evaluate vendor products and equipment



Develop contracts and manage contracted performance



Implement quality assurance processes for business solutions



Develop technical requirements for business solutions



Implement change-management processes


6 Elective Units


Lead and Manage organisational change



Provide leadership across the organisation 



Manage innovation and continuous improvement



Develop and implement a business plan



Develop a marketing plan



Monitor and improve knowledge management system


Delivery Information

The delivery period for the qualification is a total of 800 hours delivered over 4 terms. Each term is 10 weeks long and breaks are usually 2 or 3 weeks between each term and with a 5 week break over Christmas/New Year.  Each week students are provided with 20 hours of training with 75% of the hours delivered via face to face training and 25% on-line. The face to face component of the training will be delivered over 3 days with approximately 5 hours of training each day. A further 5 hours of training will be delivered on-line through the SCBIT eLearning (Moodle) site.

Delivery Mode

This program is delivered at Sydney College of Business and Information Technology.  It combines face-to-face trainer led sessions and tutorial sessions involving small group and individual activities. It also includes delivery via the on-line eLearning (Moodle) site.

For each unit students are provided a range of training resources which may include:

  • Unit Outline
  • Text Book
  • References to online resource
  • Handouts with additional readings or articles or case studies
  • Power Point slides
  • Links to relevant web sites
  • Class activities
  • Sample solutions

Assessment Methods

  • Assessment methods for these Advanced Diploma units include competency based assessment, laboratory-based assessment, presentations, reports and formal written exams.


Fees and Charges

  • Australian & International Students
    • Admission/enrolment fee- non refundable fee of AU$200
    • Our standard price of AU$7,000 *

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Pathways from the qualification

After completing the ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, students may wish to continue their education into such courses as ICT15 Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications such as a Bachelor of Information Technology.

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