What is the Advanced Diploma of Computer Science?
This course provides students with the skills needed for a wide range of positions in
technology-based industries including data acquisition and control, network and systems management, programming and multimedia. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in either Multimedia or Network Analysis streams.
Students are prepared to sit for internationally recognised CISCO Networking certification, namely CCNA, CCNP1 and CCNP3 as well as Adobe Developer certification.
After completion of the Advanced Diploma can I do further study?
Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma will allow you to continue on to study various University Computing degrees, for example:
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Technology)
RMIT University - 1 year
• Bachelor of Multimedia
Swinburne University - 1.5 years
What sort of work will I do when I finish?
The Advanced Diploma of Computer Science provides the analysis and design skills for work in fields such as:
• network design and installation
• systems analysis
• scientific computing
• multimedia support.
Where can I get a Job?
The Computer industry offers employment opportunities for both females and males. Prospective employers include government, semi-government, and private organisations such as the Department of Defence, airlines, telecommunications, computer and electronic sales and servicing companies, and also research and development.
How is the course structured?
The Advanced Diploma of Computer Science requires two years of full time study:
• Stage One - 820 hours 1st year
• Stage Two - 745 hours
• Stage Three - 260 hours
Part time study
Students can undertake studies part time either during the day or evening, however, only selected subjects are offered outside of the normal working hours of 9am to 5pm.
Mature age entry
Mature age students may qualify for exemption from some subjects. Please contact the Institute for further information.
What if I haven’t got those qualifications?
A Bridging Program is available if you do not possess the minimum entrance requirement.
Is the course recognised?
This course is widely accepted by all relevant sectors of private industry, government
instrumentalities and trade unions, and is fully accredited by the Office of Training and Tertiary Education. Students study all four semesters of the internationally recognised CISCO CCNA program.
Where is the course offered?
The course is offered at Frankston Campus
Animation (3D); Animation Design and Production; Computer Science; Databases (Advanced Programming); Digital and Analog Electronics; Network Management and Network Systems Including Switched Internetworks; Programming (C); Programming Java; Programming (Net). Multimedia Stream- Design Multimedia Applications; Create 3D Digital Animation; Create and Manage Digital Audio and Video Projects; Integrate and Use a Scripting Language in Authoring a Multimedia Product. Networking Stream- Design, Configure, Maintain and Scale a Routed Network; Design and Implement a Multi-Layer Switched Internetwork
Network Design and Installation, Scientific Computing, Multimedia Support, Multimedia Developer, Computer Programmer, Network Engineering Assistant, Programmer, Systems Analyst, Computer Network Manager, Computer Industry