The Important First Step of your Career
The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector. They are committed to creating the environment and providing the opportunities for members and partners to be recognised and succeed. They are passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business – able to deliver real, tangible outcomes.
The ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology is a qualification conferred by the ACS but delivered and assessed by ECA College in partnership with the ACS.
ACS is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code # 40184) in Australia delivering formal qualifications both in Australia and across the Asia Pacific (CRICOS Code # 03405K).
Course Duration and Modes of Study
The course is a 52-week course and is full-time classroom based. Student will access some materials online and do or submit assessments online, but this will be in addition to the 20 hours per week they will study in the classroom.
Benefits of the Program
- Developed by the Australian professional association for ICT professionals
- Nationally recognised qualification in Australia
- Pathway into Bachelor degree courses in Australia
- Taught by well-qualified and experienced teachers
- Students develop practical IT and business skills as well as gaining a qualification
- Complimentary twelve month access to ACS’ digital professional development library containing over 5,000 learning assets
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual 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 provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.
Cost of course is AUD $14,000 (subject to change). For further details contact the delivery partner.
Education Centre Australia (ECA)
Level 3, 55 Regent St
Chippendale NSW 2008
T: 02 9318 8181
What Does the Program Involve?
There are 4 core units of competency and 16 elective units in the ICT50115 Diploma of IT (a total of 20 units of competency). These have been clustered into five subjects: four core subjects, which all students complete, and 3 elective streams, from which students choose one stream to complete.
ECA College is currently delivering Stream 1 only: Software Development.
Each “subject” contains between 3 and 5 units of competency, as illustrated in the course structure diagram.
* Sample timetable, timetables are subject to change.
|5:00 PM – 7:00 PM||Preparation and Review||Lecture||Assessment Support/ Tutorial||Assessment Support/ Tutorial|
|7:00 PM – 7:15 PM||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|7:15 PM – 9:15 PM||Assessment Support||Lecture||Workshops: review and discuss the lecture, readings and assessments||Workshops: review and discuss the lecture, readings and assessments|
All vocational courses are assessed through a variety of assessment types that may include, quizzes, essays, reports, short answers case studies, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations and are competency based.
Four (4) Mandatory (15 units of competency):
|Concepts of Professionalism|
|ICTICT610||Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|BSBWOR502||Lead and manage team effectiveness|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace|
|BSBINN601||Lead and manage organisational change|
|ICTICT511||Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise|
|ICTPMG501||Manage ICT projects|
|ICTSAS502||Establish and maintain client user liaison|
|ICTICT509||Gather data to identify business requirements|
|ICTNWK514||Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTPRG527||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|BSBCRT501||Originate and develop concepts|
|ICTSAD501||Model data objects|
|ICTSAD502||Model data processes|
|ICTICT608||Interact with clients on a business level|
One (1) Elective Stream, Selected From (5 units of competency):
|Stream 1: Software Development|
|ICTPRG501||Apply advanced object-oriented language skills|
|ICTPRG524||Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications|
|BSBSUS501||Build a dynamic website|
|BSBWOR502||Create dynamic web pages|
|ICTWEB503||Create web-based programs|
Entry Requirements for Acceptance into the ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology
In order to apply for entry into the ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology, you must satisfy the following requirements:
- Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
- IELTS score of 5.5 with no band below 5 or equivalent
- Must be over 18 years of age
- Completion of an IT Knowledge Entrance Test
|IELTS Certificate||ELSIS 12 weeks of Intermediate Level at ELSIS for direct entry to VET.||VET Placement test.||Certificates from other providers.||EAP certificates|
|Automatic entry into VET||Students with an overall score of 5.5.||Attendance of 80% with an A or B completion grade.||ElSIS Pre Arrival Test.||English Upper Intermediate Level Certificate from external providers.||ELSIS EAP 1, 2. (A or B grade).|
|Eligibility to take the VET test||External candidates only|
The ACS Student Handbook has more information for students and potential students of the ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology offered by the ACS. Click here to know more
For more information, visit the ACS website at: https://more.acs.org.au/educat