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ICT51015 Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

CRICOS CODE 090504G

Course Description 

This qualification reflects the role of a technical specialist, with high level skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information technology (IT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

An individual in this role can install, test and commission voice and data communications networks in medium to large enterprises using next generation networks technologies. They can provide specialist technical support in monitoring and administering the installation and upgrade of large telecommunications and IT networks including local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), IP based protocol systems, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and unified communications networks, secured networks, cellular mobile networks, microwave systems, wireless and wired line networks, databases, routers, switches and servers.

The following specialisations can be achieved through selection of specific units of competency:

  • Management
  • Network Engineering
  • Optical Networks
  • Radio Communications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Qualification
On successful completion of this course the student would obtain ICT51015 Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering. After completion of this course, students may opt to start a career in areas of network security or choose pursue specialized and higher qualifications in the field of ICT.

Mode & Method of Delivery
The method of delivery includes classroom based theory and practical training sessions. A simulated workplace environment may be created, if required through individual and group activities and practical tasks in both delivery and assessment where students will be facilitated to develop skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements for each competency unit and its elements. Units can be delivered either as a stand alone or clustered unit. Some portfolio or other assessments may provide evidence of overall competency in more than one  unit.  Students will be advised of this where applicable.

Assessments
Assessment processes cover a broad range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency and will integrate knowledge and skills with their practical application. All Assessments of units of competence will be conducted according to the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the official Training Package for this qualification.

Students will be required to perform in a range of areas including and not limited to: Short Answer Test, Case Study, Presentation, Practical Demonstration, Computer based activities and Written Examinations etc.

Course Length 
This course will be delivered over a 26 week period of full time study (including course delivery, assessment, public holidays and break).

Entry Requirements

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  • with substantial vocational experience but without a formal qualification

Eligibility requirements - International students
Age requirements

For international students Imperial has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course. In relation to this qualification it would be quite unexpected for any student local or international to be under 18 years of age.

English Language
All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level of the student by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Imperial accepts the results from International Language Test Score (IELTS), PTE Academic English or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below:

IELTS (Academic English)       TOEFL (Paper Based)       TOEFL (Internet Based)       PTE Academic
Overall band score of 5.5                       527                                          46                                    42

Applicants whose English results falls below above score will need to enrol in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Arrangements will be made for the student to complete the ELICOS course with one of our associate providers at the student’s expense.

Fee - International Students
Tuition Fee:                $5,500 
Admission Fee:            $250

Overseas student Health cover (OSHC)year (These prices are determined by the Insurance Provider and may be subject to change)

Single:                       $408
Family:                       $3501

Resources:                  $1200 (including laptop and course material)

Note: As per ESOS Act, a Student can pay full fees of the above course before the start of the course, if they wish to do so, but they are not required to pay more than 50 percent up front course fee. We can also provide a more flexible payment plan to students to suit their individual circumstances

Eligibility requirements - Domestic students
English Language

The applicant must have sufficient proficiency in English to be able to work successfully in a highly communicative environment.

Fee - Domestic full fee paying students

Tuition Fee:           $5,500
Application Fee:       $250

Skill Recognition/Credit Transfers
Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by providing evidence that they have the required skills and knowledge in the specific areas of competency through work /industry experience and/or completed eligible assessments in an equivalent or higher qualification.

Appropriate credit transfer may be granted to eligible students against each unit of competency on evidence to successful completion of the same unit in an equivalent or higher nationally endorsed qualification.

Students with credit transfers will finish the course in a shorter duration and are advised to consult appropriate authorities/bodies for applicable criteria if they are planning further study or stay in Australia.

Units of Competence

In order to attain this qualification students are required to complete 12 units of competency consisting of five(5) core units and seven(7) elective units. Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency. Please refer details under Skill Recognition/Credit Transfers.

Core units

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

ICTPMG504 Prepare project specifications

ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

ICTPMG503 Prepare a project brief

Elective units

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

ICTTEN514 Install, configure and test a server

ICTTEN511 Administer a data communications network

ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch

ICTNPL501 Develop planning strategies for core network design

ICTSAD506 Produce a feasibility report

ICTICT501 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations

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