An Advanced Diploma of Information Technology with an advantage

 Oct 01, 2018


If you’re serious about a career in IT, you need to know how to plan and manage complex information management projects. You also need both the Qualification and Certifications employers recognise and trust behind you.

New Horizons Australia’s ICT60115 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology is unique. It includes three of Microsoft's most popular globally recognised vendor certifications.

You’ll learn how to set up and deploy web applications using the world’s fastest growing cloud platform Microsoft Azure.

You’ll learn how to structure and develop best practice information management systems using Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft SharePoint.

In addition, you will gain highly sought-after process management skills as you work to achieve your PRINCE2® Certification.

New Horizons is the leading technology training solutions company for thousands of corporate and government clients world-wide. When you study at New Horizons Australia you’ll study with Australian business professionals also studying at the school. Perfect for developing your global business network.

In just over 1.5 years, you’ll have developed your professional network, gained your Advanced Diploma in Information Technology, and also globally recognised vendor Certifications. No other Diploma in Australia provides this combination of training.

Here’s how.

New Horizons will provide you with a timetable each term outlining what classes are scheduled and when you’ll need to attend class.

You’ll start by learning the key principles in developing an information management strategy and designing information management systems. You’ll learn to develop the technical requirements to support your IT projects, how to map out and document business procedures, and how to ensure the security of your data and systems.

Over the 1.5 years, you will study alongside senior IT solution architects also studying at the school, and work towards developing your own professional credentials.

In most cases you’ll attend 2 days a week, but there may be some weeks where you need to attend for 5 days. We are often contacted by companies who require graduates to assist in part time work which can further increase your skills and career opportunities. International students are also entitled to work up to 40 hours a fortnight in Australia.

The Units of study you will be required to complete include:

  • ICTPMG609 – Plan and direct complex ICT projects
  • ICTSUS601 – Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
  • ICTSAD505 – Develop technical requirements for business solutions
  • ICTSAS601 – Implement change management processes
  • ICTPMG606 – Manage ICT project quality
  • ICTPMG608 – Manage ICT project systems implementation
  • ICTDBS601- Build a data warehouse
  • ICTDBS501 – Monitor and improve knowledge management system
  • ICTDBS602 – Develop a knowledge management strategy
  • ICTICT604 – Identify and implement business innovation
  • ICTICT605 – Implement a knowledge management strategy
  • ICTPRG604 – Create cloud computing services
  • ICTNWK616 – Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment
  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • ICTICT608 – Interact with clients on a business level
  • ICTICT610 – Manage copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

You can download a copy of the full course outline here.

How do I gain the Certifications?


As you progress through your course Units, you will be completing, in parallel, the following Certifications:

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PRINCE2® Foundation course is a 3-day block which covers the fundamental components of project management and will prepare you for sitting the PRINCE2 Foundation exam.

The Exam is a 1-hour multi-choice exam. This is not a mandatory exam for your Diploma, however to receive your Certification you will need to sit the exam and pass it. Once passed you will be rewarded with the PRINCE2® Foundation CPD badge.

Microsoft Azure

Cloud computing skills are now essential for a role in any IT team. As part of this course you'll learn how to design and implement Microsoft Azure cloud-based virtual networks, how to deploy your website apps using Azure and how to monitor it.

Microsoft SharePoint

During your course of study, you will learn to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. You will gain critical skills on how to design and develop advanced information management systems within a business.

Microsoft SQL Server

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2016 you'll learn how to design, implement and maintain a secure data warehouse – including an Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Management & Leadership Skills

Our leadership training is designed to give you the foundation skills and practical techniques necessary to assert yourself in a management position.

You will learn how to establish yourself as a Manager, how to set expectations with your staff, how to delegate, give and receive feedback and how to manage conflict. Most importantly you will learn how to lead the team towards success.

There is no exam, however you will be required to complete the tasks outlined in the course and complete the required assessments.

What will my career look like after these studies?

If you look at any job description for an information technology specialist, you’ll find similar things: the ability to plan, deploy and maintain information management systems, ensure data integrity and security, and now to a good understanding of cloud infrastructure.

What will separate you from other IT specialists, is not just having good technical, operational and leadership skills, but also having the necessary IT certifications to prove it. You can gain all of this at New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology.

After your studies you could look to specialize as an Information systems specialist, an Applications Programmer, Software Developer, Analyst Programmer or Database Administrator.

University Pathways are also available

On completion of the ICT60115 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology with New Horizons, you could pathway to one of our University partners in Australia. By completing your studies in this order, you gain all the practical and theoretical skills necessary for a career in information technology and set yourself up for more advanced studies. You’ll also save time and money by reducing your study period at University.

Enrolments are now open – and Special Offers are available.

If you wish to build a career as an information technology specialist, gaining globally recognised certifications and a nationally recognised qualification, Download the course outline and lock in a special 2019 enrolment discount.

ICT60115 – Advanced Diploma of Information Technology is delivered nationally by New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology under CRICOS No. 03641J | RTO No. 91656.

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