There are four Core Subjects:
Concepts of Professionalism
BSBOHS509A – Ensure a safe workplace
ICAICT610A – Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
BSBSUS501A – Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWOR502A – Ensure team effectiveness
BSBCRT501A – Originate and develop concepts
ICASAD501A – Model data objects
ICASAD502A – Model data processes
ICAICT608A – Interact with clients on a business level
BSBINN601A – Manage organisational change
ICAICT511A – Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICAPMG501A – Manage IT projects
ICASAS502A – Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICAICT509A – Gather data to identify business requirements
ICANWK514A – Model preferred system solutions
ICAPRG527A – Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
Career Development & Planning
This subject is not based on competencies.
This subject involves the development of a reflective diary which provides the student with an opportunity to record their work and learning experiences while enrolled in the Diploma of Information Technology.
Over the duration of the course the student will build a professional resume and keep a reflective diary to enhance and improve performance and future planning. An experienced ACS mentor will be assigned to each student, who will guide the student through this process and work to develop student career opportunities.
This mentored subject will commence at the end of the first subject and continue throughout the rest of the course, assisting the student to establish both immediate short term plus longer term career goals.
Electives (students chose one of the following Streams – two subjects for each stream, plus a Work Based Project):
Work Based Project
The Work Based Project is the capstone subject of the Diploma of Information Technology. This subject will run in conjunction with the elective stream.
This subject provides a bridge between classroom theory and workplace practice through the undertaking of a specific work based project that will involve undertaking research and proposing solutions to a real life situation or problem in the workplace.
Undertaking the work based project requires each student to apply the knowledge and skills developed in the subjects throughout the Diploma of Information Technology program and to further develop these acquired skills.
Students will work through the process of defining their work based project, design an appropriate strategy, gather and analyse data, formulate and evaluate options and make recommendations to address the problem they have identified.
Stream 1: Software Development
ICAPRG501A – Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
ICAPRG524A – Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications
ICAWEB501A – Build a dynamic website
ICAWEB502A – Create dynamic web pages
ICAWEB503A – Create web-based programs
Stream 2: Information Systems
ICAICT501A – Research and review hardware technology options for organisation
ICAWEB515A – Implement and use Web services
ICAICT515A – Verify client business requirements
ICAICT510A – Determine appropriate IT strategies and Solutions
ICASAD506A – Produce a feasibility report
Stream 3: Computer Network
ICANWK504A – Design and implement an integrated server solution
ICANWK505A – Design, build and test a network server
ICAICT501A – Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICANWK516A – Determine best-fit topology for a local network
ICANWK517A – Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network