Course Duration

Course Duration

104 Weeks

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Campus Location

Windsor & Sydney CBD

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Blended Learning (Class and Online)

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  • VISA Requirements
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Whether you’re in Regional NSW or the heart of Sydney, qualified information technology professionals are in high demand. The Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (IT) is a nationally recognised qualification that will open doors across a range of exciting growth industries.

At New Era Institute, we offer Advanced Diploma of IT courses with two specialisations:

  • Cyber Security
  • Telecommunications Network Engineering

Both course streams are structured to reflect the requirements and responsibilities across a range of information and communication technology roles. The course will provide you with in-demand technical skills including programming, cyber security, cloud computing and business analysis. Beyond that, it will also provide you with a range of business and people management skills that are vital for managing tech teams and leading complex projects. The Advanced Diploma will prepare you to carry out complex IT tasks within your specialist field and use your expertise to drive projects and direct business strategy.

The Advanced Diploma in IT will help you to develop a range of technical skills highly prized by employers across a range of industries. These include

  • Advanced data management including data storage system design and management
  • Cyber security including designing and implementing security infrastructure and cyber security compliance
  • Web development and programming
  • Systems development and analysis
  • Telecommunications and network engineering
  • Managing teams and interacting with clients
  • Critical thinking for complex problem solving
  • Managing IP, ethics and privacy
  • Business analysis in an ICT environment

Our courses are delivered by experienced industry professionals with extensive real-world expertise.

To find out more about the Advanced Diploma in Information Technology, give us a call on (02) 8964 6457 or contact us online.


There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Noting this, New Era Institute requires persons who undertake this course to:

For International Students

    • Have attained the age  of 18 years or over
    • Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
    • Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
    • Have completed an equivalent secondary schooling level of a Higher School Certificate (year 12 in Australian schools) or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience
    • Meet the Student Visa (Sub-class 500) requirements

ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology is a nationally recognised qualification.

At the time of enrolment, students may get to choose one of these two specialisations:

1 - Cyber Security

2- Telecommunications Network Engineering

The packaging rules consist of 16 units ( 6 core units  and 10 elective units)

Core Units

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level

ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

ICTSAD609 Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment

Elective Units

4 units - Cyber Security Specialisation

ICTCYS604 Implement best practices for identity management

ICTCYS606 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law

ICTCYS608 Perform cyber security risk assessments

ICTCYS612 Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations

Other General electives:

ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements

ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions

ICTNWK546 Manage network security

ICTPRG535 Build advanced user interfaces

ICTPRG537 Implement security for applications

ICTNWK540 Design, build and test network servers

5 units - Telecommunications network engineering specialisation

ICTNPL413 Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry

ICTNWK612 Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

ICTPMG613 Manage ICT project planning

ICTTEN615 Manage network traffic

ICTTEN622 Produce ICT network architecture designs

Other General electives:

ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements

ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions

ICTNWK546 Manage network security

ICTPRG535 Build advanced user interfaces

ICTPRG537 Implement security for applications


Duration: 104 weeks (80 weeks’ tuition and 24 weeks’ breaks between terms)

Class sessions: 20 hours per week

Please note, to complete your course, you will need to have access to a computer and internet. New Era Institute encourages students to bring their own devices to the campus (where there is free wireless internet access).


International students

For more information about the tuition fees and other charges, please click on Fees and Charges.


After achieving this qualification, you may choose to undertake Bachelor of Information Technology or other Bachelor Degree or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.


Meet the requirements for the Student Visa (Sub-class 500)
More information about studying in Australia, student visa requirements and application can be found at


The enrolment form should be completed in full and submitted by emailing Admissions Department. Email: The enrolment form must be accompanied by:
    • A copy of passport and
    • Student Visa (Onshore Students Only)
    • Certified copies of English proficiency (must be obtained within the last 2 years, if required)
    • Certified copies of Academic Transcripts and Certificates
    • Complete Student Enrolment Form
    • Read International Student Handbook on the website
    • Send Enrolment Form to New Era Institute
    • NEI representative/Agent will contact you to collect documents for GTE assessment
Successful Student Visa If your student visa application is approved, you should contact New Era Institute and provide evidence of approval. New Era Institute will contact you to confirm your timetable, start date and all other arrangements for your study with New Era Institute. Unsuccessful Student Visa If your student visa application is NOT approved, you must contact New Era Institute and advise us and apply in writing for a refund of all fees paid in accordance with our Fees and Refund Policy. Please refer to the International Student Handbook on our website.


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