ICT51015 Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering (Networking)

Course CRICOS Code:102451B

This qualification reflects the role of a technical specialist, with high level skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information technology (IT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

An individual in this role can install, test and commission voice and data communications networks in medium to large enterprises using next generation networks technologies. They can provide specialist technical support in monitoring and administering the installation and upgrade of large telecommunications and IT networks including local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), IP based protocol systems, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and unified communications networks, secured networks, cellular mobile networks, microwave systems, wireless and wired line networks, databases, routers, switches and servers.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


International Institute of Education welcomes all international students who meet our entry requirements. Typically, you are an international student who is:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in in leadership and management
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

International Institute of Education has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Have completed a Certificate IV or Diploma from the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package; orHave completed a Certificate III in Telecommunications with at least one-year full time equivalent and relevant telecommunications practical experience; or

    Have completed a Certificate III or a Certificate IV qualification in related technical fields of study with at least one-year full time equivalent and relevant telecommunications practical experience; or

    Have completed a minimum of three years’ equivalent full-time experience in the telecommunications industry with particular technical experience in; installation of cabling; diagnosis and rectification of telecommunications system faults; and the delivery and operation of network infrastructure, for core and access networks in accordance with industry regulations and legislative requirements.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks and 12 weeks of holidays. Holidays are 3 weeks per term.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles.  Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of workplace based environment.

The course is delivered at:

Suite 201, 16-18 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of information telecommunications roles.

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study into the ICT60l15 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering course.

Five (5) core units and seven (7) elective units are required for the award of the ICT51015 Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

Units included in this qualification are:

Code Title Core or Elective
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Core
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Core
ICTPMG503 Prepare a project brief Core
ICTPMG504 Prepare project specifications Core
ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications Core
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
ICTICT508 Evaluate vendor products and equipment Elective
ICTTEN502 Design a telecommunications project Elective
ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch Elective
ICTTEN514 Install, configure and test a server. Elective
BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks Elective
ICTPMG610 Develop a project management plan Elective

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress and attendance is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students.  Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress and attendance requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at www.iie.edu.au

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, an Offer Letter and Student Agreement will be sent to you. You should carefully review the document as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study, as well as terms and conditions.  Once we receive your signed Offer Letter and Student Agreement we will issue an invoice with your first instalment showing and once this has been paid, a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued to you.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress and attendance requirements.

This course brochure should be read in conjunction with International Institute of Education International Student Handbook. This can be found online at www.iie.edu.au

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.  This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.

Referral to external support services.

Students are required to attend classes for 20 hours a week and complete approximately 5 hours of homework per week. Homework will include reading and general research for assessments. Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. Students may commence this course at the start of any unit.

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: AUD $250 (non-refundable)

Material Fee: AUD $250

Course Tution fees: Total cost is AUD $15000

Total Course Cost: AUD $15500.

Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in the International Student Handbook.

  • A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Letter of offer and Written Agreement. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment. Course fees do not include laptops, computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost and approximate costs
  • These textbooks, laptops and software may be purchased by students through the suppliers as listed above or any other suppliers that offer the resources noting that costs may vary at the time of purchase. Regarding the textbooks, students may choose to purchase either the eBook/digital edition or print version to suit their needs.
  • International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. International Institute of Education provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.
  • Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.iie.edu.au

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

To enroll for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.

For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Call our office on 00061(02) 8897 2125‬ or email us at info@iie.edu.au