ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Cyber security specialisation is in massive demand as many businesses are shifting to online which increasing cyber security risks and threats. Our ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) will provide foundational skills for aspiring cyber security engineers to promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices, as well as designing systems to prepare for and respond to cyber security threats. Course content covers ICT essentials, analysing and designing cyber security systems and leading and managing ICT infrastructure projects.

Qualification Code ICT50220
CRICOS Code 106631K
Qualification Name Diploma of Information Technology
Duration 52 weeks full-time
Course Cost $14,500
Delivery Site City Campus – Level 11, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000
Delivery Mode Face to face classroom delivery

Who can enrol

Target group for this program will be the international students over the age of 18, including mature aged clients who want to upskill their knowledge and skills required to develop the strategic and technical skills to solve complex cyber security issues, gather, analyse and interpret threat data, apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments, manage network security, utilise design methodologies for secure architecture, manage ICT infrastructure projects, and develop, implement and evaluate incident response and disaster recovery plans.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement
Australian Year 12 completion or equivalent
Minimum IELTS score of 6 or equivalent
All course applicants are required to meet course relevant Digital, Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities prior to commencing the courses. If the applicants are unable to demonstrate LLN capabilities through valid credentials of an equivalent or higher qualification, NTCA will assess their LLN capabilities through a LLN assessment
Physical Resources requirement:
Applicants must bring their own compatible devices to facilitate the training and assessment activities.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification, individuals could progress to Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) qualification.

Employment Pathways from the qualification

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
Possible job title includes:
Cyber Security Technician
Cyber security analysis
Cybersecurity Practitioner
Cybersecurity Incident Response Practitioner
Cyber Security Administrator
Cyber Security Policy Specialist
System/network support engineer
ICT Systems Administrator

To attain this qualification, 20 units must be achieved, consisting of:

  • 6 core units and
  • 14 elective units of which:
Core Units
Unit Code Unit Description
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organization
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Description
ICTICT608 Interact with clients on a business level
ICTICT618 Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports
ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions
ICTICT451 Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTCYS610 Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTICT435 Create technical documentation
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTCYS613 Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTICT519 Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements

Placement Requirements



Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery. As this is a competency-based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed. Students will be required to perform in a range of assessment tasks including and not limited to:

  • Written Assignment
  • Demonstration
  • Role Play
  • Project
  • Case study

Course Credit (CT / RPL)

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

The recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway is appropriate for candidates who have previously attained skills and knowledge from outside the formal education and training system and which includes work and life experience.

Students may apply for RPL or Credit transfers for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.


Diploma of IT course from NTCA went beyond meeting my expectations. It was clear and easy to follow. The assignments were good and really made me think. This helped me understand and learn a lot more. The tutors were brilliant and helpful – they always got me on the right track! Fantastic experience!

– Jason Austin,

I truly enjoyed the Diploma of IT course at NTCA. The materials are clear and easily understood. Being able to access the real-world system is very helpful and definitely
boosted my confidence. The tutors are so in touch and very encouraging. I am so looking forward to starting my Advanced IT course next. I am pretty sure that will be exciting.

– Hojeong Cheong,