Course Description

In the Diploma of Information Technology Networking students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to install and manage networks either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. Students will learn how to install and administer Linux and Microsoft operating systems. There is emphasis on virtualisation and network security. Students will explore new technologies related to the cloud and Internet of Things. They may also have the opportunity to undertake the Cisco Certified Network Associate program.

The Diploma of Information Technology Networking is all about preparing the students for future exciting opportunities and challenges that comes with technological advancements. The emphasis is placed on practical skills using a hands-on approach in areas of Network Administration (both physical and virtual infrastructure), Virtualization, Internet of Things, and Network Security. We also have Vendor qualifications such as CISCO and CCNA. Relevant industry skills:We ensure our graduates leave Swinburne with the skills that are industry current and relevant. Our Certificate and Diploma offer graduates a deep and broad skill set that includes but not limited to the following:

  • Network Design and Security: Key areas include: Host hardening, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, risk assessment and control measures, encryption, access control, VPNs, centralized authentication and Authorization.
  • Advanced Server administration (Microsoft and Linux Operating Environment).
  • Virtualization, Cloud and Intro to the Software Defined Data Centre and Software Defined Networks
  • Intro to Internet of Things (IoT)
  • CISCO CCNA Curriculum
  • Project Management and client related skills.

The recommended pathway is to complete a Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking before enrolling in the Diploma. Course technologies:Our Graduates are exposed to wide variety of technologies originating from leading vendors such as Microsoft, VMware, CISCO and Variants of Linux such as CentOS, Ubuntu and Kali Linux.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $17,380 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,300 total course cost.


1 year full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 56.3% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 75.7% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.8% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.2% (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: 17.3% (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: $61,800 (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: ICT50415

Entry Requirements