Kingston Institute Australia

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National code: ICT60120; CRICOS code: 105510E

Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills.

Individuals in these roles carry out complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, leading a team or a strategic direction of a business. They apply their skills across a wide range of industries and business functions, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

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Entry Requirements

English language/literacy/numeracy requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or 65 score in TOEFL or equivalent; Results older than two years are not acceptable, or
  2. to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States

Academic requirements

For entry into the Advanced Diploma level, both domestic and international students should have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma level or higher.

However, for students with packaged courses, they should have completed the prior qualifications for entry into this qualification.

The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to either of the above through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Age requirement

International students should generally be 18 years of age or above at the time of their course commencement at the Institute. Under 18 students should have acceptable arrangements for their accommodation, support, and general welfare for the student visa duration or until they turn 18 (whichever happens first) as per the ESOS Act and National Code.

In the case of domestic students, if the applicant has not completed Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher, the applicant must meet the requirement of the Institute’s language and numeracy test. The applicant should demonstrate through an enrolment interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and ability to succeed in their chosen course.

Course structure

This course is delivered in 78 weeks in six terms, including 18 weeks of term breaks and holidays. Students will need to complete 16 units of competency (6 core units and 10 elective units) to attain the qualification.
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Career prospect and vocational outcome

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Operation Officer
  • Computer technical Support Security Officer
  • Information security Officer
  • Penetration Tester Officer
  • Network Audit Officer
  • Security system help desk support Office
  • Website / Network Security Officer

Pathways to the qualification

  • After achieving the Diploma of IT or other relevant qualification/s
  • By demonstrating vocational experience but without formal qualification

Preferred Pathways from the qualification

  • After achieving the Diploma of information Technology (ICT50220) or any other relevant qualification/s
  • By demonstrating vocational experience but without format qualification

Delivery

This course is delivered through face-to-face/classroom and online learning. Delivery of this qualification will combine theory-based material and practical sessions and independent learning, involving small discussion groups, individual and team activities and practical projects.

Throughout the training program participants will be provided with training and resource materials that contain various worksheets, handouts, additional reading materials (where required) and the assessment tasks.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a nationally recognized ICT60120 Advanced  Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).

Assessments

Training is delivered in a blended mode including 14 hours face-to-face in the classroom (70%) and 6 hours online learning (30%) weekly with a total of 20 hours per week. Assessment methods include:

  • Research Project Report
  • Case study
  • Written assessment
  • Observations (including individual work and/or group work and/or presentation)

    Unit CodeUnit Name
    Core
    BSBCRT611Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
    BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
    BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
    ICTICT608Interact with clients on a business level
    ICTICT618Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
    ICTSAD609Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment
    Elective (Cyber Security)
    ICTCYS604Implement best practices for identity management
    ICTCYS606Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law
    ICTCYS608Perform cyber security risk assessments
    ICTCYS612Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations
    Other Electives
    BSBLDR601Lead and manage organisational change
    ICTNWK537Implement secure encryption technologies
    ICTNWK603Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions
    ICTNWK604Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions

    Career prospect and vocational outcome

    Employment opportunities greatly vary for graduates depending on their existing qualifications and experience. The course intends to develop participants’ competency to undertake management or operational roles within an organization for:

    • Implementing new business models that incorporate Blockchain technologies to create value, efficiencies and new opportunities.
    • Implementing disruptive business systems that enable the application of Blockchain technologies.
    • Developing and overseeing Blockchain teams.

    Graduates can work as a manager, researcher, a consultant with the challenging responsibility of integrating and implementing blockchain technologies in the existing or new organizations

    Graduates can work as a Trainer and Assessor in RTOs in Australia for the Diploma of Applied Blockchain course with an additional Vocational Education Teaching qualification such as the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.

    Preferred Pathways to the qualification

    • Completion of Tertiary certificate in Certificate IV in any vocational courses or equivalent degrees.
    • Student’s experience in research and planning in any disciplines will be much value adding.

    Preferred Pathways from the qualification

    After completing the qualification, participants may seek relevant employment opportunities or any training options as:

    Undertake 10747NAT Advanced Diploma of Blockchain or equivalent training course.

    Graduate with a Tertiary level degree completes the Diploma of Applied Blockchain finds a wide range of employment in the area of applying Blockchain technologies as:

    • Consultancy in the area of business modelling and value creation incorporating Blockchain technologies.
    • Consultancy in the area using Blockchain technologies.
    • Consultancy in the area of transitioning organizational systems to Blockchain technologies.

    Delivery

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, the course is a blended mode of face-to-face and online participation. Students appear in face-to-face tuition of a minimum of 15 hours within an institution-based environment and online learning of 5 hours per week from the Institute, home or other locations.

    Assessments

    Blockchain is an emerging technology, and learners will likely either be working in a real “Start-Up” or forming a “Start-Up” organization or project. In both cases, many activities will be in the planning phase as opposed to being operational. Where this is the case, work environments must be ‘simulated’ for assessment. Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts, for example:

    • Written question and answers: short answer questions, matching/multiple choices questions
    • Practical skills tasks: Research analysis of real-life case studies, portfolios and reports
    • Projects: Planning, modelling and specifying Portfolio (e.g., collection of plans, models, specifications, research findings and reports
    • Roles plays, group work and presentations and third parties’ reports (optional)

    Course fee

    Total course fee: A$15,000 (A$2,500 per term)

    Please note that course fees may change during a student’s enrolment. At least 30 days’ notice will be provided to all students when course fees have changed.

    Note: It is a requirement that an international student must have a valid health insurance cover for the duration of their visa.

    ESOS framework

    The ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007 for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (The National Code 2007) protect overseas students and uphold high quality standards of education within Australian Education Institutions. For further information about the ESOS Act and the National Code please refer to: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

    How to Apply

    Hamro Institute of Business Technology (HIBT), trading as Kingston Institute Australia, is a registered training organisation (RTO) for delivering vocational education and training (VET) courses for domestic students in all states and territories in Australia.

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