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ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
Study the Diploma of IT Course online, Free online IT Courses may be available!
This is a software development and coding course, teaching you the skills required in an information technology course.

Course: ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
Course fee: $8,900 Subsidies available: NSW Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Training* 
This qualification is a NSW-Fee Free Course*.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.To be eligible for Fee-free training, you must meet the Smart and Skilled Eligibility criteria. View Smart and Skilled Policies and Procedures
Wondering how to learn code? or how to become a software engineer?
The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology is a software development course teaching the practical skills of coding to become a software developer/engineer. These skills are so needed today and for our future as much more of our society relies on these skills!

Career Information:
Over 40,000 jobs advertised for - Information Technology
Over 3000 jobs advertised for - Software Developer
The average annual salary for Software Developer jobs in  Australia ranges from $90,000 to $110,000.
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Course Description
1. Front End Web Development
2. Working with Clients and Industry
3. Back End Web Development
4. Deployment and Hosting
5. Privacy and Security
6. Blockchain
7. Artificial Intelligence (AI/Machine learning)

Our IT course is a practical course that will teach you real coding skills. By the end of this course you will be able to code websites and applications! This skill is highly sought after and not many places have the capacity to teach this level of information effectively.

​​The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology is an Australian nationally recognised course.​

Study Method: Trainer-Led Online
Enrolment Period:
Now Open
Duration: Varied

Core Achieved Skills
- Front End Web Development (HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Tailwind)
- Back End Web Development (JavaScript, Python, Django, ExpresJS)
- Database and Data Management (MySQL, NoSQL, PHPMyAdmin)
- Hosting and Deployment (GITHub, AWS, Servers, Domains)
- Bockchain (Blockchain networks, Smart Contracts)
- Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning)
- Working with Clients (Rules, Briefs, Design, Feedback and Reviews)
- Systems Administration

The NSW and Commonwealth Government have funded a joint initiative to provide fee free places in courses that support NSW businesses and industries experiencing a skills and labour shortage. The ICT20220 Diploma of Information Technology is a NSW Fee-Free Course in the 2023 year.  All eligible Smart and Skilled students will have their tuition fee completely subsidised by the NSW Government when undertaking a NSW Fee-Free course. See below for eligibility.

NSW Smart and Skilled Funded Training Program
Smart and Skilled is a NSW Government program that offers subsidised training for courses on the NSW Skills List, which identifies industry areas that need more qualified workers. Equinim College is an approved Smart and Skilled training provider. Individuals and Employers can undertake training at a reduced cost through NSW Smart and NSW Government Funded Smart and Skilled Training Programs, such as Targeted Priority Full Qualification Program, Apprenticeship and Trainee ship Program and the NSW Fee Free Program.  Equinim College is approved to deliver the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology under the Smart and Skilled Priority Industry Full Qualification Program.

Smart and Skilled Funding Eligibility 
You are eligible for Skills NSW funding if you meet the following criteria:

·     15 years old or over
·     No longer at secondary school (except for registered home school students)
·     Living or working in NSW (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific defined interstate NSW border areas)
·     An Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Enrolment information and documentation 
On application for enrolment, you will be required to provide the following evidence for eligibility:  
·     Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number
·     Evidence of living or working in NSW
·     Evidence of your Australian or New Zealand citizenship, permanent residency or humanitarian visa (if applicable).
·     TCID number (for trainees only)
·     Year 10 completion or equivalent (if you are under the age of 17). (Approval is required from the College if you will be under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment.) Additional evidence may be required for circumstances suchas enrolment under the age of 18 or where you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in a defined interstate border area with NSW. Contact us to find out more about requirements.  

For more information on Smart and Skilled Program, you may visit the Smart and Skilled website. Smart and Skilled

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What are the course subjects?

There are 7 subjects in the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

UNIT OF STUDY 1 (Trimester 1)
Subject 1. Front End Web Development
Subject 2. Working with Clients and Industry

UNIT OF STUDY 2 (Trimester 2)
Subject 3. Back End Web Development
Subject 4. Deployment and Hosting

UNIT OF STUDY 3 (Trimester 3)
Subject 5. Privacy and Security
Subject 6. Blockchain
Subject 7. Artificial Intelligence (AI/Machine learning)

What are the units?

We’ve made your units very easy to study by grouping them under  subjects, so you have less doubling up and your study is more efficient  and meaningful.

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
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 organisation
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems

ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
ICTWEB519 Develop complex web page layouts
ICTWEB520 Develop complex cascading style sheets
ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites
ICTPRG553 Create and develop REST APIs
ICTPRG554 Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
ICTWEB522 Develop website information architecture
ICTWEB525 Implement quality assurance process for websites
ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
ICTICT527 Develop and maintain blockchain solutions
ICTAII401 Identify opportunities to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning
ICTAII501 Automate work tasks using machine learning
ICTAII502 Train and evaluate machine learning models
ICTAII503 Build natural language processing models and pipelines

What kind of work could I do when I graduate?

On completion of the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology qualification you will be equipped with a variety of sought after skills. The world of Information Technology is rapidly growing and expanding, with many industries now requiring those possessing a variety of IT skills to become part of their team.

Industries where Information Technology professionals are sought after include:
- Finance and insurance
- Education- Manufacturing
- Telecommunications
- Data processing and hosting
- Web and software developing
- Programming
- Analytics
- And many more

What are the education entry requirements?

There are no prior qualifications required before entering this diploma.

Course Details
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Duration: Varied
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Subjects: 7
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Study Method: Trainer-led Online
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Level: Diploma
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Frequently asked questions

Is your training practical?

At Equinim College we believe training must be practical and useful. This means we train you the skills, tools and 'know how' for the actual job you will be doing.

Is there student support?

Absolutely! Every student is assigned a training mentor. This mentor will support you through your studies every step of the way. It is important to us that you have someone you can, ask questions, share information, challenge and work with, throughout your learning. There is also our office team who can help with anything course related, information about your studies and general support.

How long will my studies take?

Each course duration will vary depending on the course you are studying. That said, we make sure we teach education in a simple and concise way. This means you only learn what you actually need to know. We dont waste time with things you will not later use and or 'filler content'.

How does enrolment process work?

To enrol with us you must first fill out an enrolment application. We will then perform an interview with you, ensure you have all the information and check course suitability. From there, we will complete the enrolment documents with you and get you into your course.

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