National Provider Code: 91798

Student Entry Requirements

To do this course a student must possess or do the following;

  • Completion of a year 12 certificate or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Must complete an LLN Assessment with a minimum result of Exit Level 3. Your assessment result will be kept on file for a minimum of 5 years.
  • You must have access to a computer with internet access

Tuition Fee: $12,990

Mode of Payment

Students have the option of:

  • Upfront Payment
  • An installment arrangement
  • VET LOAN Scheme Assistance

Note: Prospective students must seek financial advice if seeking to obtain a VET LOAN Scheme.

Mode of Study

Face to Face, online or combination


1 year for full time studies, 2 years for part-time studies

Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathways into this qualification

For any Credit Transfer or RPL, please contact us at

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT40415.
  • With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations or support coordinator/technician.
  •  Paid or unpaid work experience in the IT Industry

To present qualifications obtained overseas, prospective students must submit an official acknowledgement of an equivalent qualification from a relevant organization, please click here for more information.

Pathways into future qualifications

  • Successful completion of this qualification prepares graduates for further studies in ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security, or a range of other ICT Advanced Diplomas or Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications, or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.
  • Merage Global Institute Of Technology – 91798 has approved articulation arrangements with Southern Cross University (SCU), recognising the learning students complete within ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking for entry into the first or second year of a related SCU course, with maximum credit for prior learning. Read more here.
  • On successful completion of the ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking course, students are eligible to enter the Bachelor of Networking delivered by the Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT), Sydney. (8 unit credits will be awarded towards your degree). For all other degrees clarify with your desired University for more information.

Course Structure and Competency Units

  • 5 Core Units of Competency
  • 11 Elective Units of Competency
  • Total of 16 units of competency

Core/Elective Units of Competency

Students will need satisfactorily complete the following units to achieve the ICT50415 Diploma in Information Technology Networking. These are listed in order of their delivery.

Code Core Units
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
ICTICT511 Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design
Code Elective Units
ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution
ICTNWK505 Design Build and test a network server
ICTTEN514 Install, configure and test a server
ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network

Assessment Method

Sample Assessment method that may be used but not limited to:

  • Written Assessment
  • Lab Observation Task
  • Practical Task
  • Project/ Report

Vocational Outcomes/Job Roles

This qualification has a strong ICT (Information Communication Technology) networking base, which includes server technology, network infrastructure, virtualisation and security. Possible job roles include:

  • network administrator
  • IT administrator
  • IT operations administrator
  • network services administrator
  • network support coordinator
  • network operations analyst
  • network security coordinator
  • network e-business coordinator.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks including inter-networking, security and e-business integration.

Detailed information on the employability skills gained during this certification is available online here.

Value Added Feature of this qualification: Industry Certifications

By choosing to do an ICT50415 Diploma Of Information Technology Networking, a student will be assisted to prepare for two industry recognised qualifications to complement their diploma. These two qualifications include:

  1. MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate): A student will study to become an MSCA throughout the duration of this diploma course and after passing three corresponding MCSA exams (70-410, 70-411 and 70-409), they will receive their MCSA. A student studying their MCSA will specialise in Windows Server 2012. We have chosen this specialisation for students because it is closely related to networking and as so, complements the ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking by providing students with further expertise in this area of study. By completing an MCSA a student will gain the necessary prerequisite for more advanced Microsoft certifications such as the MCSE, MCSD, MCPS and MCT, these can be completed through further study in the future, should a student wish to advance even further with the skills gained during this course.
  2. CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate): CCNA is a CISCO qualification that is relevant to students who are considering a career in IT Networking. By preparing for this qualification and passing the corresponding CISCO exam (200-120), a student will graduate with the knowledge and the skillset required to manage and maintain a small to medium sized enterprise network infrastructure.


With a VET LOAN Scheme loan you can defer the payment of your course, until you’re earning over the minimum income amount of $54,869 per annum.

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