Qualification details

ICT50118 - Diploma of Information Technology (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICT50115 - Diploma of Information TechnologyUpdated due to changes to core units of competency 29/Jan/2019
Is superseded by ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology 20/Jul/2020

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 30/Jan/2019

Units of competency

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ICTICT419 - Work effectively in the digital media industryWork effectively in the digital media industryElective
ICTPRG507 - Implement security for applicationsImplement security for applicationsElective
ICTWEB508 - Develop website information architectureDevelop website information architectureElective
ICTNWK520 - Design ICT system security controlsDesign ICT system security controlsElective
ICTSAS522 - Manage the testing processManage the testing processElective
ICTGAM508 - Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive mediaDevelop complex 3-D software for games and interactive mediaElective
ICTGAM507 - Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive mediaDevelop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive mediaElective
ICTNWK504 - Design and implement an integrated server solutionDesign and implement an integrated server solutionElective
ICTSAD502 - Model data processesModel data processesElective
ICTGAM516 - Animate a 3-D character for digital gamesAnimate a 3-D character for digital gamesElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 313100 Ict Support Technicians 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0203 Information Systems 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Business Administration,Information Technology,Quality Auditing,Information Technology Support Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A IT Office Manager,General Application Support Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 313100 Ict Support Technicians 30/Jan/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0203 Information Systems 30/Jan/2019 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 30/Jan/2019 
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Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 4.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies.

Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 20 

4 core units  plus

16 elective units 

The elective units consist of:

  • up to 16 units from the specialist elective groups below, with a maximum of 5 units from any one group:
    Group A Networking
    Group B Programming
    Group C IT support
    Group D Web design and development
    Group E Digital games
    Group F Digital media technologies
    Group G Project management

  • up to 5 from elsewhere in ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package or any other Training Package or accredited course at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units 

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements

ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

Elective units 

Specialist elective units 

Group A Networking 

ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies

ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes

ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution

ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server

ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network

ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

ICTNWK510 Develop, implement and evaluate system and application security

ICTNWK511 Manage network security

ICTNWK513 Manage system security

ICTNWK514 Model preferred system solutions

ICTNWK515 Develop configuration management protocols

ICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network

ICTNWK517 Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network

ICTNWK518 Design an enterprise wireless local area network

ICTNWK519 Design an ICT security framework

ICTNWK520 Design ICT system security controls

ICTNWK521 Install, configure and test a payment gateway

ICTNWK522 Build decks using wireless markup language

ICTNWK524 Install and configure network access storage devices

ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment

ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment

ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks

ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway

ICTNWK532 Identify and resolve network problems

ICTNWK533 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

ICTNWK534 Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments

ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions

ICTNWK614 Manage ICT security

ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation

Group B Programming 

ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools

ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications

ICTPRG504 Deploy an application to a production environment

ICTPRG505 Build advanced user interface

ICTPRG506 Design application architecture

ICTPRG507 Implement security for applications

ICTPRG508 Create mashups

ICTPRG509 Build using rapid application development

ICTPRG510 Maintain custom software

ICTPRG511 Monitor and support data conversion to new ICT system

ICTPRG512 Prepare for the build phase of an ICT system

ICTPRG513 Coordinate the build phase of an ICT system

ICTPRG515 Review developed software

ICTPRG516 Develop integration blueprint for ICT systems

ICTPRG517 Install, test and evaluate pilot version of ICT system

ICTPRG518 Monitor the system pilot

ICTPRG523 Apply advanced programming skills in another language

ICTPRG524 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications

ICTPRG525 Build Java applets

ICTPRG526 Maintain functionality of legacy code programs

ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG528 Perform ICT data conversion

ICTPRG531 Prepare for application development using current methods

ICTPRG532 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG601 Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications

ICTSAD501 Model data objects

ICTSAD502 Model data processes

ICTSAD503 Minimise risk of new technologies to business solutions

Group C IT Support 

ICTICT501 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations

ICTICT502 Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications

ICTICT503 Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications

ICTICT504 Confirm transition strategy for a new system

ICTICT506 Implement process re-engineering strategies

ICTICT507 Select new technology models for business

ICTICT510 Determine appropriate ICT strategies and solutions

ICTICT512 Plan process re-engineering strategies for business

ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies

ICTICT515 Verify client business requirements

ICTSAD506 Produce a feasibility report

ICTSAS501 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan

ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison

ICTSAS504 Develop and conduct client acceptance test

ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

ICTSAS506 Update ICT system operational procedures

ICTSAS507 Implement and evaluate systems for regulatory and standards compliance

ICTSAS509 Provide client ICT support services

ICTSAS510 Review and develop ICT maintenance strategy

ICTSAS511 Prioritise ICT change requests

ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services

ICTSAS517 Use network tools

ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems

ICTSAS519 Perform systems tests

ICTSAS520 Develop detailed test plans

ICTSAS522 Manage the testing process

Group D Web design and development 

ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages

ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification

ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website

ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages

ICTWEB503 Create web-based programs

ICTWEB504 Build a document using eXtensible markup language

ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts

ICTWEB506 Develop complex cascading style sheets

ICTWEB507 Customise a complex ICT content management system

ICTWEB508 Develop website information architecture

ICTWEB509 Use site server tools for transaction management

ICTWEB510 Analyse information and assign meta tags

ICTWEB511 Implement quality assurance process for websites

ICTWEB512 Administer business websites and servers

ICTWEB515 Implement and use web services

ICTWEB516 Research and apply emerging web technology trends

Group E Digital games 

ICTGAM501 Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media

ICTGAM503 Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game

ICTGAM504 Manage interactive media production

ICTGAM506 Create complex code for mobile game devices

ICTGAM507 Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive media

ICTGAM508 Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media

ICTGAM509 Design interactive 3-D applications for scientific and mathematical modelling

ICTGAM510 Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes

ICTGAM511 Manage testing of games and interactive media

ICTGAM512 Create and implement designs for a 3-D games environment

ICTGAM514 Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment

ICTGAM515 Design and create advanced particles, fluids and bodies for 3-D digital effects

ICTGAM516 Animate a 3-D character for digital games

ICTGAM517 Produce a digital animation sequence

ICTGAM518 Animate physical attributes of models and elements

ICTGAM519 Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animation

ICTGAM520 Create and combine 3-D digital games and components

ICTGAM521 Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games

ICTGAM522 Complete digital editing for the 3-D and digital effects environment

ICTGAM523 Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments

ICTGAM524 Integrate multiple data sources into interactive 3-D environments

ICTGAM525 Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games

ICTGAM526 Create complex 3-D characters for games

ICTGAM527 Integrate database with online game

ICTGAM529 Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environment

Group F Digital media technologies 

BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts

CUADIG502 Design digital applications

CUADIG503 Design e-learning resources

CUADIG507 Design digital simulations

CUAPHI504 Employ specialised imaging technologies

CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing

CUAPOS401 Edit screen content for fast turnaround

CUASOU307 Record and mix a basic music demo

CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings

ICTDMT501 Incorporate and edit digital video

ICTICT406 Build a graphical user interface

ICTICT419 Work effectively in the digital media industry

Group G Project management 

ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects

Qualification Mapping Information

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Equivalence status 

ICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology (Release 1)

ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology (Release 2)

Updated due to changes to core units of competency

Equivalent qualification


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