ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering)

Cricos Course Code: 115536A

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Course overview

The Advanced Diploma of IT (Telecommunications Network Engineering) at Opulence College is a comprehensive 2-year program designed to equip students with the advanced skills and knowledge required for a successful career in telecommunications network engineering.

This course covers a wide range of topics, including network design, project management, and telecommunications technologies, providing students with a solid foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to take on leadership roles within the industry, capable of designing and managing complex telecommunications networks with precision and efficiency. Whether you’re looking to enhance your current skills or embark on a new career path, this diploma offers the expertise needed to excel in the dynamic field of telecommunications network engineering.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 104 weeks (including term breaks)

  • This course is for: International students

  • Final exam: No

  • $22,500/year

  • Funding: N/A

  • CRICOS Code: 115536A

  • Location: Canberra and Melbourne

  • Please contact our Admission team for the next available intakes

About Course

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who provide leadership and support strategic direction in the telecommunications network engineering activities of an organization. Their knowledge base may be highly specialized or broad within the telecommunications field. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Telecommunications Technical Officer, Network Designer, Project Manager, and Senior Telecommunications Consultant.

Responsibilities are likely to be determined at a workplace level. Some smaller organizations may require employees to work across all aspects of telecommunications network engineering. In larger organizations, individuals may manage a single network engineering function.

Our Advanced Diploma of IT (Telecommunications Network Engineering) is a nationally recognized VET qualification.

Course Duration

  • 104 weeks (including term breaks)
  • 8 terms

This course consists of 12 units of competency (5 core and 7 electives) delivered across a period of 104 weeks (including 24 weeks of term breaks). Students will complete up to 2,400 hours of structured learning (20 hours per week). The 80 weeks of learning are split into 8 terms, with each term covering 1-2 units of competency.

Study Mode

The delivery methods for this course include:

Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning

Course Entry Requirements

  1. English Proficiency Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English through one of the following tests:
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band score below 5.5.
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): Minimum overall score of 50, with at least 42 in each of the four skills.
    • Any other English proficiency test deemed equivalent by Opulence College.
  2. Age Requirements: Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.
  3. Academic Requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed Australian Year 12 or its equivalent.

Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission, as additional factors may be considered during the selection process.


This course will be delivered and assessed through verbal assessment, group discussion, consultation, prescribed textbook reading and online written assessment activities.

Course Outcomes

Students will attain the Advanced Diploma of IT (Telecommunications Network Engineering) once all units have been completed at a competent level.

Graduates of our Advanced Diploma of IT (Telecommunications Network Engineering) course will gain critical skills and knowledge to provide leadership and support the strategic direction in the telecommunications network engineering activities of an organization. These could include:

  • Telecommunications Technical Officer
  • Network Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Senior Telecommunications Consultants

Course Fees

The costs for this course are as follows:

  • Enrolment Fee: $200 (non-refundable)
  • Material Fee: $1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fee: $22,500/2 years

Please contact us at enquiry.act@opc.edu.au for more information about our course fees.

Unit of Competency

Unit Code Unit Name 
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
ICTPMG613Manage ICT project planning
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
BSBCRT611Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
ICTICT608Interact with clients on a business level
ICTTEN622Produce ICT network architecture designs
ICTICT618Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTCYS606Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law
ICTCYS608Perform cyber security risk assessments
ICTSAS530Use network tools
ICTNWK621Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure
ICTSAD609Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment
ICTNPL413Evaluate networking regulations and legislation for the telecommunications industry
ICTNWK612Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks
ICTNWK612Plan and manage troubleshooting
ICTTEN615Manage network traffic
ICTNWK546Manage network security
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