Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

  • Qualification:

    Advanced Diploma

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime - start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Upskilled (RTO 40374)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Business Development Manager | Knowledge Management Analyst | IT Infrastructure Manager | Software Manager |

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

This online Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (ICT60115) course is the ideal program for ICT professionals keen to qualify for more senior management positions. Offered by Upskilled, who is a program member of the Microsoft IT Academy, the course takes a blended learning approach to give students the technical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to succeed in senior ICT roles.

The program has also been structured to allow students to build upon their current management skills, as well as to tailor electives to their individual career needs. It incorporates a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral and Upskilled workshops to ensure your training encompasses the full breadth of knowledge required of any effective ICT practitioner.

Four core training categories are covered, including core infrastructure, continuity and security, continuous improvement, and service delivery and governance. The core infrastructure training cluster is ideal for system administrators, and covers both server and workstation platforms. Some of the concepts that you can expect to delve into include storage technologies, network access protection, server security, network protocols and basic backup and restore principles. These outcomes are particularly relevant to platforms like Microsoft, Novell, Linux and UNIX. Under the continuity and security subject stream, you’ll learn how to ensure business systems are set up properly, available for staff and running smoothly.

The skills learnt in this cluster are broad and transferrable across systems like files and print servers. The systems continuous improvement module focuses on giving you the skills to offer solutions and alternatives to business managers to improve productivity in the workplace. Finally, the service delivery and governance cluster covers ITIL and industry best practices when it comes to IT service management. You’ll learn how to interact effectively with clients, ensure consistency of support and solve incidents and problems that commonly arise in the workplace.


Anyone can apply, however the preferred pathway for candidates includes:

  • Successful completion of any ICA11 or ICT10 diploma or advanced diploma; OR
  • Vocational experience in an IT role or as a senior network engineer

What You’ll Learn

In this information technology course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • ICTICT610 – Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • ICTPMG609 – Plan and direct complex ICT projects
  • ICTICT608 – Interact with clients on a business level
  • ICTSUS601 – Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
  • ICTSAS601 – Implement change-management processes
  • ICTICT602 – Develop contracts and manage contracted performance
  • ICTSAD605 – Elicit ICT requirements
  • ICTPMG606 – Manage ICT project quality
  • BSBMGT608 – Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • ICTSAD504 – Implement quality assurance processes for business solutions
  • BSBINN601 – Lead and manage organisational change
  • ICTICT606 – Develop communities of practice
  • ICTICT601 – Develop ICT strategic and action plans
  • ICTSAD505 – Develop technical requirements for business solutions
  • ICTICT508 – Evaluate vendor products and equipment

Upskilled may make changes to this course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or meet other regulatory requirements.

Why study with Upskilled?

Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and accredited courses at a certificate and diploma level. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes.

Upskilled understand the impacts of the digital age and are committed to delivering a premier online training experience that will revolutionise the way you learn. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!


Student Support

As a student of Upskilled, you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.

Upskilled recognise that learning is an interaction. For that reason, they've put in place the right tools that deliver effective skills learning and are interactive too. By understanding how people systemise information effectively, Upskilled has been able to develop online programs that make study natural, rewarding, and fun.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (ICT60115) from Upskilled.

This qualification is the perfect stepping stone for ICT professionals who are ready to take on more senior management positions.

This course also provides a pathway to higher education programs such as ICT Graduate Certificate qualifications or other relevant qualifications.

Curious about where a career in information technology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Upskilled offers a choice of two convenient payment options to help make studying more affordable:

Option 1 – Save 15% when you pay upfront 
Total course cost: $5,910 (down from $6,950)

Option 2 – 24-month interest-free payment plan.
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $67 a week!