Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

Two network engineers in server room
Take your ICT career to the next level — FEE FREE!

Elevate your career pathway in the specialised area of advanced networking with this qualification. Gain crucial networking skills for employment in this in-demand industry. During this course you will learn how to configure and manage virtual computing environments, and security within Information and Communication Technology (ICT) networks.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to install and manage complex ICT networks, design and build network servers, manage network security and install an enterprise virtual computing environment. In addition you will also learn to plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions. This course has embedded studies in Cisco, Microsoft Server and VMware.

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Industry: Information Technology, Library and Digital
National course code: ICT50220 | WA State ID: AC20

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If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

When you complete the Diploma of Information Technology Networking you will have all the skills needed to be successful in this in-demand industry. You'll extend the knowledge and skills learnt in the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) by managing complex networks, configuring virtual computing environments, applying advanced switching skills, implementing active directories, administering Microsoft 365 systems, Linux operating system and VMware, managing data storage systems and building complex networks.

All current industry standards are covered and you'll gain real-world experience conducting help-desk support as part of your studies on our dedicated training network. This course also embeds studies in Cisco, Microsoft Server and VMware.

You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through team work to produce the end product aligned with business needs. Independent thinking and problem solving skills developed within your Certificate IV course are further enhanced with real life client projects.

Our graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills they have gained at North Metropolitan TAFE. Many have employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not completed either a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) or Certificate IV in Cyber Security, or equivalent, should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.


East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Embark into the rewarding industry of IT networking

Take a step towards an industry with great job prospects!  Gain in-demand networking skills and acquire valuable experience in current industry standards with the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).  

All Diploma level studies include: cyber security awareness, working in teams, client management skills, and ethics and privacy.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber securitynetworking, programming and digital media.

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.