This program teaches the essential professional level skills required for the design and implementation of IP Networks in enterprise, service provider, and carrier environments. This course is offered online and face-to-face at the Gold Coast campus.

In this subject, students will learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy using modern deployment methods, as well as how to implement an update strategy. Students will be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. Students should learn the essential professional level skills required for the design and implementation of Telecommunications networks. The course covers how to plan and implement secure resilient IP networks and unified communications systems. The program teaches the related technical and professional practice skills that support these activities. Each subject is structured as a stand-alone professional course, covering a specific topic in detail. The program provides a foundation for further study towards higher qualifications in information technology or telecommunications engineering.

This course is offered online and on campus and is available to domestic and international students.

Qualifications Embedded In The Program

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering)

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Industry Certification 
A number of subjects included in this program cover the training requirements for specific industry certification programs. Successful completion of such a subject does not on its own entitle a student to the related certification. External certification exams must be passed in order to obtain the respective certifications. Fees will be charged by the certifying authorities. Information about how to obtain these certifications will be provided by the course instructors. While students are encouraged to obtain the related licences and certifications, these are not required to successfully complete the program and be granted the associated academic awards.



This subject covers the certification exam objectives of the Cisco CCNA.

  • Internetworking
  • Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulation
  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Subnetting
  • Cisco’s Internetworking Operating System (IOS)
  • Managing a Cisco Internetwork
  • IP Routing and routing protocols
  • Layer 2 Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Virtual LANs (VLANs)
  • Security
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Cisco’s Wireless Technologies
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Wide Area Networks

The Modern Desktop enables simplified management of IT desktops, devices, cloud services and compliance. It enables more flexibility in how users work, while keeping organizational data safe. In this subject, students will learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy using modern deployment methods, as well as how to implement an update strategy. Students will be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. This course also covers what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization. Students will also learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications. Students will be introduced to the key concepts of security in modern management including authentication, identities, access, and compliance policies. Students will be introduced to technologies such Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data.

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Plan, develop, and implement an Operating System deployment, upgrade, and update strategy.
  • Understand the benefits and methods of co-management strategies.
  • Plan and implement device enrolment and configuration.
  • Manage and deploy applications and plan a mobile application management strategy.
  • Manage users and authentication using Azure AD and Active Directory DS.
  • Describe and implement methods used to protect devices and data.

The subject covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2019 environment.

The main topics are:

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2019
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2019 Services
  • Administering Windows Server 2019

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Describe the different editions and hardware requirements for Windows Server 2019
  • Describe the new features, deployment options, licensing, and activation models for Windows Server 2019
  • Use tools to manage AD DS objects
  • Describe and Implement Group Policy infrastructure
  • Describe and configure the DHCP and DNS Server roles, high availability options for DHCP and how to use DHCP failover
  • Provide an overview of File Systems and manage disk volumes and the use of ReFS
  • Describe File Server Resource Manager and manage permissions on volumes
  • Describe how to implement, configure, and manage SMB shares by using Server Manager and PowerShell.
  • Provide an overview of network file system (NFS)
  • Describe Storage Spaces and its components and features
  • Describe Data Deduplication
  • Describe and implement iSCSI Server role, identify iSCSI usage scenarios and considerations
  • Describe and use Hyper-V Manager to manage virtualization
  • Describe, create, and manage VMs
  • Identify virtual hard disk (VHD) formats and types
  • Describe what are containers and how it works
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • Describe, configure, and implement Hyper-V Replica
  • Describe and implement Windows Server Backup feature and Azure Backup
  • Describe user rights and locate problematic accounts
  • Describe and configure Windows Defender Credential Guard
  • Describe how to Harden Windows Server 2019
  • Describe Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and its benefits
  • Describe and implement VPNs and Always on VPN
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server role(NPS)
  • Describe and implement Web Server in Windows Server 2019
  • Describe Active Directory Migration Tool
  • Describe how to upgrade an existing AD DS forest and how to migrate to a new AD DS forest

Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. Python is developed under an OSI-approved open source license, making it freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Explore the choices available to run Python apps
  • Use the Python interpreter to execute statements and scripts
  • Learn how to declare variables
  • Build a simple Python app that takes input and produces output


The subject covers protocol-independent routing features, load balancing and filter-based forwarding, OSPF, BGP, IP tunneling, and high availability (HA) features. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring network device operations. This course uses Juniper Networks vSRX Series Services Gateways for the hands-on component, but the lab environment does not preclude the content from being applicable to other hardware platforms.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • Junos Operating System Fundamentals
  • User Interface Options
  • Initial Configuration
  • Secondary System Configuration
  • Operational Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Routing Policy and Firewall Filters
  • Class of Service
  • Protocol-Independent Routing
  • Load Balancing and Filter-Based Forwarding
  • Open Shortest Path First – Multi Area
  • IS-IS
  • Border Gateway Protocol
  • IP Tunnelling
  • High Availability

This subject covers security zones, security policies, intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), Network Address Translation (NAT), and high availability clusters, as well as details pertaining to basic implementation, configuration, and management.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • Device Security and Firewall Filters
  • High Availability
  • Zones
  • Security Policies
  • Firewall User Authentication
  • SCREEN Options
  • Network Address Translation
  • IPsec VPNs
  • Introduction to Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • High Availability Clustering
  • UTM Overview
  • Antispam
  • Full File-Based Antivirus and Express Antivirus
  • Content Filtering and Web Filtering

This subject provides students with MPLS-based virtual private network (VPN) knowledge and configuration examples. The course includes an overview of MPLS concepts such as control and forwarding plane, RSVP Traffic Engineering, LDP, Layer 3 VPNs, next-generation multicast virtual private networks (MVPNs), BGP Layer 2 VPNs, LDP Layer 2 Circuits, and virtual private LAN service (VPLS). This subject also covers Junos operating system-specific implementations of Layer 2 control instances and active interface for VPLS.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • MPLS Fundamentals
  • Label Distribution Protocols
  • Constrained Shortest Path First
  • Traffic Protection and Optimization
  • Miscellaneous MPLS Features
  • VPN Review
  • Layer 3 VPNs
  • Basic Layer 3VPN Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 VPNs
  • Layer 3 VPNs—Advanced Topics
  • Multicast VPNs
  • BGP Layer 2 VPNs
  • Layer 2 VPN Scaling and CoS
  • LDP Layer 2 Circuits
  • Virtual Private LAN Services
  • VPLS Configuration
  • Interprovider VPNs
  • Traffic engineered multicast MPLS for IPTV

Unified Communications is one of the fastest growing segments of the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry and is predicted to be a key driver in the expansion of business network infrastructure and network services. Information Technology professionals with an understanding of how to implement Unified Communications solutions are highly in demand and well placed for an exciting and rewarding career in this dynamic sector. The course covers Asterisk and the environment in which it operates, both in terms of operating system and telephony (traditional and IP) connections. This course will take you from a freshly installed Linux PC through to a fully configured and working Asterisk implementation.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • The functionality associated with a traditional or IP PBX
  • The basic characteristics of analogue and digital PSTN connections and how VoIP compares with these
  • Selecting IT appropriate telephony end devices for different business requirements
  • Configuring extensions to deliver basic PBX functionality to end devices
  • Configuring end devices to connect to IP PBX extensions
  • Testing IT telephony end devices for correct operation
  • SIP and IAX trunking
  • Inbound and outbound call routing
  • IVR and call flow
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