Build expertise in installing and managing complex information technology networks, learn about network infrastructure and server administration, and grow your confidence to work as an information communication technology (ICT) specialist.
This diploma is designed as a stepping stone into the computer networking industry and covers broad topics that include network infrastructure, e-business integration, enterprise virtualisation, network programming, security, and server administration.
ICT professionals are in demand across the globe. Your role as an IT professional will become is important to ensure our communities and cities stay connected.
This course is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical laboratory exercises and work-simulated projects.
Your training and assessment blends theory and hands-on courses in computer hardware/software and networking, to give you the preparation you need to enter the computer networking industry.
Assessment tasks for the Diploma of Information Technology Networking may include quizzes, projects, assignments, teamwork activities, role-plays, and knowledge tests. These tasks will require you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge over a period of time, and in relation to a range of customers and clients.
There are opportunities for students to engage with industry, including meetings held by the Information Technology Program Advisory Committee to listen to important industry news.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT course, you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply, and demonstrate your vocational competency.
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Program code: C5394
National curriculum code: ICT50418
As a graduate of this course, you will be able to work in many organisations due to the need for networking expertise in the global business environment.
You may be employed in a number of roles such as:
- IT network operations support
- IT network operations technician
- IT network support
- IT network support technician
- IT network technician
- IT network administrator.
All applicants must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent (including Senior VCAL).
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Free TAFE for priority courses
From January 1 2019, the Victorian Government is waiving tuition fees for this program, as well as other priority government-subsidised non-apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether it may affect you.
If you have any questions you can contact our Info Corner team.
The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE fee waiver.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$5,250* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$15,500* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.