Students will study the Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development) concurrently with the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) allowing successful students to complete both qualifications. The course has been designed to produce graduates with the ability to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the Information Technology industry and will provide a breadth of knowledge and skills as well as the opportunity for students to specialise and attain a high level of expertise in high level network and website administration and management. The qualification has a strong networking base with a focus on website performance and database integration. While studying the dual award Diploma of Information Technology (Websites)/Diploma of Information Technology (Networking), students will also experience some components and elements of the Cisco program, which is embedded in the course.
Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 4-6 years
Year 12 (VCE) or Mature Age Entry
Refer to VTAC entry
Full Time: VTAC Part Time: Direct to Institute
Interview may be required
Computer Applications; Hardware and Networking Fundamentals; Computer Systems; Website Fundamentals; Network Programming; Website Administration; Project Development; Network Design; Network Installation. Intranetwork Design and Installation, Network Security, Network Testing, Multimedia Techniques Network Database Techniques, IT Planning
Help Desk Operator, Network Administrator, Network Management, Network Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Systems Support, Technical Support Specialist, User Support Technician, Web Manager, Website Administrator, Website Co-ordinator.
Further Education Opportunities
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security). Credit of up to one year may be granted in an equivalent university degree program
If the administration and management of websites and their associated networks is what you are interested in, this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to work in this rapidly growing field of IT. Training focuses on website administration and networking and includes hardware, operating systems, system support, and network scripting.
The dual Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development/Networking) is a national qualification consisting of approximately thirty competencies. These competencies are clustered to form seven subjects which are delivered over a full year. To qualify for the award, students must successfully complete all of the units of competence. The first year of this qualification is the dual Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites/Networking) and successful completion of this qualification will allow students to continue to the dual Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development/Networking)
Students will acquire the skills and knowledge required to produce network architecture design in accordance with client needs and implement quality control in the process.
This subject focuses on the skills required to design, build, install and configure a server and multi server network with both Linux and Microsoft Server that incorporates both Apache and IIS.
This subject deals with the installation and configuration of routers and an internet gateway. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to build firewalls and security shields and manage network security as a whole.
Performing systems tests and validating the quality and completeness of system design specifications is the focus of this subject along with the skills required to conduct client acceptance tests on applications and other installations.
Advanced Website Techniques
Network Database Techniques
Over the course of a year, students will develop skills to manage a complex project and design a dynamic website with an integrated database on the server using PHP, MYSQL, Ajax and ASP.
This subject focuses on matching the IT needs with the strategic direction of the firm after establishing and maintaining client user liaison. Students will also develop the skills and knowledge required to develop disaster recovery and contingency plans.