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Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

Course Code: ICT60615
CRICOS Code: 099131D


In this course, you will be trained in the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design and administer Telecommunications and Information Technology IP networks as an independent specialist or as part of a team.

You will learn how to install and administer network servers; design and manage IP based network/telecommunications equipment; develop project management plans for networking/telecommunications projects.

You will be provided with access to CISCO Net Academy for an opportunity to prepare Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

  • Duration

52 weeks (including breaks);  4 Study Periods of 10 weeks each (excluding breaks)

  • Study Mode

Face-to-face: classes are scheduled for 20 hours/week during each study period except break periods

  • Location

Perth City: 251 – 255 Stirling Street, Perth WA 6000

Entry Requirements

Academic: Successful completion of Diploma level qualification in Telecommunications or Information Technology areas; or minimum 2 years of experience in a technical or management role in Telecommunications or Information Technology.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years or above before they arrive in Australia.

English: IELTS band score of overall 5.5 or equivalent. Refer to the English Language Requirement Equivalences table.

Note: During the assessment and verification of the application, NIT may request for additional evidence from the applicant or conduct an interview via Phone, Skype or Google Hangout with the applicant.

Course Structure

ICTNWK517 Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network

ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design

ICTOPN601 Manage optical ethernet transmission

ICTOPN603 Design a dense wavelength division multiplexing system

ICTTEN603 Undertake network traffic management

ICTNPL601 Plan the development and growth of the telecommunications network

ICTSUS601 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

ICTPMG610 Develop a project management plan

ICTPMG611 Prepare a detailed design brief

ICTTEN610 Design and configure an IP-MPLS network with virtual private network tunnelling

Note: Course structure, units and content are subject to change during the delivery period due to change in legislative requirements or due to NIT’s course review process.

Career Prospects

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

  • Telecommunications Network Administrator
  • Telecommunications Network Planner
  • Telecommunications Network Designer
  • Telecommunications Technical Officer
  • Telecommunications Technologist

Further Studies

After achieving the ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering, candidates may undertake further related studies in VET at a Graduate Certificate levels or seek articulation into a relevant University program.

Learning and Assessment Methods

Learning methods may include presentations and discussions, demonstrations, individual and group activities, skills practice, role plays, case studies, simulated scenarios, research activities and industry visits.

Assessment methods generally include practical observation of tasks, written or oral assessments, case studies, role plays, reports, research projects, presentations, etc.

Credit Transfer/ Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit Transfer

You may be eligible for Credit Transfer if you are able to demonstrate that you have achieved competency in the same or equivalent unit/s in a Nationally Recognised Training from any Registered Training Organisation.

Recognition of Prior Learning - RPL

If you think that you have already gained the skills and experience for a unit or entire qualification, you can apply for RPL to get recognised as competent for parts or a whole nationally recognised qualification. Not everyone will get credited for their skills and knowledge. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a reasonable amount of experience in the area their course covers. To know more about our RPL process, contact us via email: