ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology


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ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security, Database and Data Management & System Administration) | CRICOS Code 105644B

Course Overview

Cyber security is the practice of protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans. Database and data management is the process of creating, designing, and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management. Systems administration is the field of work in which someone reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications.


This course is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Verify and clarify client requirements and needs in regard to protecting sensitive data and information
  • Build a range of disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • Build databases to support web-based programs
  • Apply IP, ethics, and privacy in ICT environments
  • Review and support maintenance procedures for system applications
  • Integrate e-business and e-commerce solutions into databases


Entry Requirement

  • Be 18 years old or over.
  • Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent, or a minimum 2 years industry experience in related fields.
  • Students must have good communication skills. Candidates whose English is not their first language are required to prove their English language skills which is equivalent to an IELTS 6.0.


Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can apply to enrol in an undergraduate course at a higher education provider. Credit points for previous vocational education studies may be awarded, however this is at the discretion of the higher education provider.

Job Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Cyber Security Analyst or Consultant
  • IT System Analyst
  • IT Help Desk Officer
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Developer
  • Database Administrator

Delivery and Assessments

This program, ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security, Database and Data Management & System Administration) is delivered in a classroom-based environment with face to face (or online depending on outside factors beyond college control) delivery. The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of practical projects and tasks with a simulated workplace, tutorials and group activities.

Type of Assessments
  • Demonstration

Learners will be assessed through demonstration in some units; the trainer/assessor will observe learners communicating, interacting, planning, and co-ordinating with each other. This will help them build skills, knowledge and attitude and to successfully communicate.


  • Questioning/Tests/Examination

Learners will be assessed through questioning and testing in some units. The goal here is to identify the learner’s underpinning knowledge. Learners will be assessed with a formative exam. The exam may consist of several types of questions, these include; multi-choice, short answer, and listings.


  • Role Play

Learners will be assessed through role play assessment activity in some units. In role play activity, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own.


  • Case Study

Learners will be assessed through fault finding methods in some units. Fault finding is like validating/moderating or testing different training materials or any other resource (a technical story versus a set of diagnostic heuristics). During the training session, fault-finding is to be applied and measured before and after the delivery of the training material. The latter test involved ‘old’ faults and ‘new’ faults from the same and different categories to those encountered during training.



  • Written Report and Project

Learners will be assessed through written reports in some units. The goal is to ensure the learner possesses the tools for using technical skills in writing and drafting professional workplace reports. Learners will be assessed through projects. Projects will focus on particular aspects or topics undertaken over the duration allocated for the delivery of the units. The project activities reflect authentic workplace techniques and processes.  The project will require the collection of information and the presentation of outcomes.


  • Presentation

Learners will be assessed on in-class presentations.  The presentations will be developed by the learner and presented to their peer group and, where possible, people from the industry.  The presentations are conducted in a similar manner to a workplace presentation

Course structure

DURATION : 72 weeks tuition plus 32 weeks term breaks.

Please refer to the course description on https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/ICT50220

Core Units

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

Elective Units

ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTDBS503 Create a data warehouse
ICTDBS505 Monitor and improve knowledge management systems
ICTDBS506 Design databases
ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites
ICTSAD502 Model data processes
ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation
ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
CUADIG513 Design e-learning resources