Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration


@Martin School of Information Technologies (Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Online Learning)

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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.


Potential Careers

  • Computer Technician
  • IT Customer Support
  • Help Desk, Network Support Technician
  • ICT Sales Representative
  • PC Support
  • Assistant IT manager
  • Assistant system manager
  • Internet/intranet administrator
  • Internet/intranet systems administrator
  • Systems administrator

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Course Features

  • VET FEE-HELP available (What's this)
  • Facilitated Internship: Available for this course (What's this)
  • Graduates receive the nationally recognised qualification: ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration
  • Combine this course with another to match your studies to your interests
  • Access our advanced online learning system for support and learning materials. Find out more about our Online Learning experience
  • Progress to a degree with credit
  • 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

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Full-time: 35 wks or
Off-campus: 70 wks



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Entry Requirements

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Units of Competency

Graduates of this program are awarded the nationally recognised qualification:
ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration (PDF)


Core Subjects

  • Professional Practice in ICT
  • Manage Sustainability
  • Systems Maintenance
  • Network Solutions
  • Disaster and Contingency Planning
  • Resource Planning
  • Client Support
  • Systems Security
  • Website Development
  • Applied Java Programming
  • Manage System Testing

IT Fundamentals Course

Learn to navigate your way around a computer system before launching into a rewarding Diploma-level IT qualification. Martin's IT Fundamentals Program will give you the shortcuts in databases, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics, to gain entry into our Diploma course.

Students seeking to enter the Diploma must demonstrate their competence in the following subject areas:

  • Integrate Business Applications
  • Databases - IT
  • Develop Keyboard Skills
  • Word Processing - IT
  • Spreadsheets - IT
  • Presentation Graphics - IT

Students who have a Certificate II in IT or a Year 12 computing subject will have achieved these competencies. These requirements may also be able to be met by demonstrated relevant work experience.

Students who do not have these competencies may complete them free of charge at Martin College through the IT Fundamentals Course.

  • 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.