Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

Southern Cross Education Institute

Program Description

Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

Southern Cross Education Institute

This qualification provides high level information and communications technology (ICT), process improvement and business skills and knowledge to enable an individual to be effective in senior ICT roles within organisations. The qualification builds on a base core of management competencies, with specialist and general elective choices to suit particular ICT and business needs, especially in the areas of knowledge management and systems development.


49 Weeks

Entry Requirements:

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, participants would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Advanced Diploma level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry. For further information, see PP02 ASSESSING STUDENT'S QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Learners originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or above.


There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

Pathways for participants

Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • Achievement of any ICA11 Diploma qualification or other relevant Diploma


  • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior information technology or systems roles, including analyst or designer.

Pathways from the qualification:

After achieving ICA60111 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, participants may undertake:

  • ICA11 Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications.

Employment Opportunities

Job roles/ Occupational titles

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • knowledge management analyst
  • knowledge manager
  • manager, IT infrastructure solutions
  • business development manager
  • software manager

Teaching Methods/Mode of Study

Classroom-based learning and self-directed learning.


Students will be assessed through Presentations, Reports, Projects, Written Assessments, Case Studies and Demonstrations throughout the course.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a term used to identify a process of gaining recognition gained through a previous course or a unit of study. To be eligible for credit transfer the unit code of the unit already held needs to be exactly the same as the unit for which credit is being requested. A certified copy of an Academic Transcript would need to be supplied by the student.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning provides students with an opportunity to have their current skills and knowledge recognised.These skills and knowledge may relate to units they are intending to study and as a result may exempt them from studying these units. However there is a cost related to RPL.The process requires students to gather evidence confirming their skills and knowledge and submitting to an assessor for assessment.

If a student is granted RPL or credit transfer, it may impact on student visa conditions through a shortening of the student’s course.


  • BSBWOR502B: Ensure team effectiveness
  • ICAICT608A: Interact with clients on a business level
  • ICAICT610A: Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
  • ICAPMG609A: Plan and direct complex IT projects
  • ICTSUS6233A: Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

Group B Systems development Elective Units

  • ICAICT508A: Evaluate vendor products and equipment
  • ICAICT602A: Develop contracts and manage contracted performance
  • ICASAS601A: Implement change-management processes for business solutions
  • ICASAD505A: Develop technical requirements for business solutions
  • ICASAD504A: Implement quality assurance processes for business solutions

Other Electives From Group A,B or C

  • ICADBS501A: Monitor and improve knowledge-management system
  • ICADBS601A: Build a data warehouse
  • BSBMGT608C: Manage innovation and continuous improvement

Other Electives from elsewhere in the training package

  • ICASAS504A: Develop and conduct client acceptance test
  • ICADBS504A: Integrate database with a website
  • ICAICT501A: Research and review hardware technology options for organisations

Delivery Modes

Delivery modes include classroom/ facilitator lead training sessions, self paced learning activities, and theory with written assessments.


  • Course Price: AUD$8,000
  • Promotional Course Price: AUD$6,000
  • Material Fee: N/A

Last updated October 23, 2017
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