ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration

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Get technically savvy with the Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration at Martin. We'll teach you how to develop effective network systems, provide troubleshooting and support for those systems and your clients, and to master system security. Our course gives you real world practical experience, and will gear you as a problem-solver, ready to tackle work in an IT role, maintaining, modifying and managing computer systems.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in administering a variety of networked computer systems. The qualification has a strong information technology base of core units and will also focus on learners being able to develop their practical skills in such areas as:

  • Managing ICT projects using new network technologies
  • Managing enterprise networks using Windows Server
  • Implementing virtual solutions using VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Securing enterprise systems and networks
  • Designing and implementing help-desk solutions
  • Designing and implementing server solutions for digital communications.


Potential Career Opportunities

The qualification covers workers who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in the information technology and systems sector.

This qualification allows people to work in:

  • Commercial sectors
  • Government sectors
  • Education sectors
  • 'On-call' situations

Job titles for people with this qualification may include:

  • Computer Technician
  • Help Desk, Network Support technician
  • IT Technician
  • IT Customer Support
  • PC support
  • Internet / Intranet Administrator
  • Internet / Intranet Systems Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Assistant IT Manager
  • Assistant Systems Manager
  • Established for
    Over 35 years

  • Chosen by
    40,000 students

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Course at a glance

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On-campus full-time: 36 weeks of tuition + 2 weeks holiday (3x 12 week semesters with a one week break between each) – a maximum of 4 days per week study

On-campus part-time: Not Available

Online full-time: 36 weeks of tuition + 2 weeks holiday (3x 12 week semesters with a one week break between each) – equal to 4 days per week study

Online part-time: 72 weeks of tuition + 5 weeks holiday (6x 12 week semesters with a one week break between each) – equal to 4 days per week study

International Students may only study on-campus full-time, for the duration stated above

Delivery Mode

On Campus: This training is delivered using a combination of on-campus learning at the Martin training centres, and online education. You will need to attend one of our campuses 3 days per week if you choose to study using blended delivery.

Online Learning: This learning and training is completely through online arrangements.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements vary per course; please contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers for more information on 1300 762 129.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an opportunity for you to receive recognition of your previous skills and knowledge you have acquired from work experiences, life experiences, and/or through recent formal studies. Through the RPL assessment process you may be able to gain recognition in Units of competency within this course or the entire course. For further information on RPL, find out more >


As within any study, students are required to complete a variety of assessments. In this course assessments may include case studies, research projects, demonstration of skills, video submissions, role-plays and written assessments.

Student Support

Martin College has a range of support services available if the need arises, including:

  • Learning Skill support
  • Language Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Disability Services
  • Counselling Services
  • Career Advise
  • IT Help

Issuing qualifications

Upon successful completion of this course Martin will issue your nationally recognised qualification ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration

Payment Options & Fees

Martin offers a number of flexible payment options to ensure that financial capacity does not get in the way of achieving your goals.

You can choose from one of three options; pay your course fees in full upfront, or opt for a convenient weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan.

To find out more, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers on 1300 762 129.

Additional Costs

Additional costs are separate from the tuition costs and these may include costs such as textbooks, uniforms and resource kits. For further information regarding this course's additional costs, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers on 1300 762 129.


Units of Competency to be Delivered

To achieve this qualification, a total of 19 units of competency must successfully attained. These include 10 core units and 9 elective units chosen by martin and they are as listed below:

  • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Core
  • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment Core
  • ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements Core
  • ICTNWK513 Manage system security Core
  • ICTSAS406 Implement and hand over system components Core
  • ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison Core
  • ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans Core
  • ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services Core
  • ICTSAS515 Manage the testing process Core
  • ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications Core
  • ICTICT511 Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise Elective
  • ICTICT514 Identify and manage implementation of current industry specific technologies Elective
  • ICTNWK501 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions Elective
  • ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution Elective
  • ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server Elective
  • ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects Elective
  • ICTSAS517 Use network tools Elective
  • ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system Elective
  • ICTNWK511 Manage network security Elective

Course Features

  • Facilitated Internship: Available for this course (What's this)
  • You can gain work experience while studying at Martin
  • We can help you find the job you want via our Career Starter Program
  • Access our advanced online learning system for support and learning materials. Find out more about our Online Learning experience
  • Professional recognition: On achievement of a Diploma level Information Technology qualification, Martin College graduates can apply for provisional associate membership of the Australian Computer Society
  • Andrew

    Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Admin)

    I chose to study the Diploma of IT (Systems Admin) at Martin because I knew that after successfully completing the course I had options available. I could seek either employment or further education. I started looking for work within the IT industry when I graduated, but actually had an opportunity arise within IT Recruitment. My IT recruitment career blossomed as I had all of the technical knowledge from my studies at Martin...I now have been working in the IT Recruitment industry for 5 years, and am currently employed with EDS Australia (an International IT outsourcing company) working within the recruitment team sourcing potential IT candidates.

  • Mia

    Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Admin)

    I wanted to develop my interest in IT and a career in something I enjoyed doing, so I chose to complete a Diploma of IT (Systems Admin) at Martin. Every subject I studied at Martin is somehow incorporated into something that I do at work. I am currently working for Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd. My position is 'Provisioning Support Engineer'. We look after all 3G numbers in which we assist in any problems our customers may have with any of their services, SIM cards and handsets. We also monitor and implement fixes for the network. I couldn't have asked for a better employer.