Qualification Details

ICT51015 Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

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Course Description:

This qualification reflects the role of a technical specialist, with high level skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information technology (IT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

An individual in this role can install, test and commission voice and data communications networks in medium to large enterprises using next generation networks technologies. They can provide specialist technical support in monitoring and administering the installation and upgrade of large telecommunications and IT networks including local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), IP based protocol systems, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and unified communications networks, secured networks, cellular mobile networks, microwave systems, wireless and wired line networks, databases, routers, switches and servers.

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include: ICT41215 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology

After successful completion of:

Students may progress to ICT60615 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering.


This qualification comprises of 12 units = 5 Core and 7 Electives

UnitUnit Code and Title
COREBSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
COREBSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
COREICTPMG503 Prepare a project brief
COREICTPMG504 Prepare a project specifications
COREICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications
ELECTIVEBSBPMG522 Undertake project work
ELECTIVEICTNWK516 Determine best-fit topology for a local network
ELECTIVEICTTEN508 Locate, diagnose and rectify complex faults
ELECTIVEICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
ELECTIVEICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ELECTIVEICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch
ELECTIVEICTTEN514 Install, configure and test a server

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Telecommunications Technical Officer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Field Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Planner
  • Radiocommunications Technician

Course Duration/ Mode / Fees

Full time:1 Year including term breaks
Tuition Fees: AUD 15,000.00
Application Fees: AUD 250.00 (non-refundable)
Resources Fee: AUD 200.00

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those individuals who:

  • Have completed a Certificate IV or Diploma from the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.
  • or
  • Have completed a Certificate III in Telecommunications with at least one year full time equivalent and relevant telecommunications practical experience.
  • or
  • Have completed a Certificate III or a Certificate IV qualification in related technical fields of study with at least one year full time equivalent and relevant telecommunications practical experience.
  • or
  • Have completed a minimum of three years equivalent full-time experience in the telecommunications industry with particular technical experience in; installation of cabling; diagnosis and rectification of telecommunications system faults; and the delivery and operation of network infrastructure, for core and access networks in accordance with industry regulations and legislative requirements.

English Language Requirements

International Students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If English is not their first language or was not the medium of instruction and assessment in their secondary or tertiary studies, students must demonstrate their proficiency in English Language. The minimum English Language requirement is:

  • English language proficiency – IELTS score 5.5 (no band less than 5.0);
  • TOEFL score 46 (no speaking below 15 & no reading/listening below 6);
  • PTE academic score 42 (no score below 35);
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 47;
  • OR Take English test at MILCOM (applicable to onshore students only)

Campus Location

Construction Training Centre, Ian Barclay Building (Room 1.9) 460 - 492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury QLD 4107

Assessment Methods

All units of competence may be assessed using a selection of tools as mentioned below:

Multiple choice questioning /Theory assessments Case Study
Practical assessment

Additional Information

For further information and to enrol please contact us at international@milcom.edu.au OR on +61 7 4904 5313