ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security

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Course description

The Advanced Diploma of Network Security (ICT60215) provides the skills and knowledge to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialise in a number of areas, including VOIP, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.

This Advanced Diploma of Network Security (ICT60215) is mapped to the worlds leading vendor certifications such as Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCENT) and CompTIA (Server+, Network+, Security+) which allows students to become ready to sit exams and for certifification with these leading vendors.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying a problem and finding the best solution to solve it.

Computers and Electronics

Computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Engineering and Technology

Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Chief Information Security Officer$1,920 weekly pay
IT Risk Manager$1,920 weekly pay
Senior Systems Engineer$1,920 weekly pay
System Administrator$1,920 weekly pay


You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

Implement secure encryption technologies

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure secure file encryption is selected, implemented and monitored on a computer network or local environment. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) professionals who may select, implement and monitor a secure encryption environment in any size enterprise.

Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build a high performance, high security, failure resistant security perimeter, for an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network. It applies to individuals with excellent ICT expertise who are working as middle managers, including information security managers, network engineers, network technicians and security analysts.

Design and implement a security system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use software tools, equipment and protocols to implement a security system. It applies to individuals who plan and implement networks, are involved in business budgeting, and determine and resolve network security threats.

Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement advanced server security using secure authentication and network services on a network server. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) network specialists, ICT network engineers, network security specialists, network security planners and network security designers.

Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate sustainability concepts and policies into information and communications technology (ICT) planning and design projects. These projects typically involve upgrades of equipment hardware and software or new installations of next generation networks (NGN) using emerging technologies. It applies to individuals who have high level specialist technical skills and knowledge in optical communications and IT networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

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Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security:

Australian College of Business Intelligence
Online / On Campus
Queensford College
On Campus