ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

CRICOS CODE: 0100043

Course Description:

This qualification reflects the role a technical specialist with high level skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information technology networks using internet protocol (IP) systems who can:

  • Forecast network growth for enterprise network planning
  • Design and manage IP based network telecommunications equipment
  • Implement convergence technologies in enterprise telecommunications networks
  • design and manage optical and wireless network telecommunications architectures for high speed broadband capability.
Advanced diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

Qualification Pathways:

Once students have successfully completed ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering they can apply for jobs within the telecommunications industry which can include Optical Network Manager, Senior Specialist Technician (Telecommunications),Telecommunications Technical Officer, Senior Technical Officer (Telecommunications Engineering),Telecommunications Engineer, IP Convergence Integrator, Senior Technical Officer (Electronic Technology). The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:

Or any other Degree programs in related fields such as telecommunications, optical fiber, networking, etc


Total number of units = 10

4 core units’ plus

6 elective units, of which:

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome


Code Title Core/ Elective
ICTPMG610 Develop a project management plan Core
ICTPMG611 Prepare a detailed design brief Core
ICTSUS601 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects Core
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design Core
ICTNWK517 Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network Elective
ICTNWK518 Design an enterprise wireless local area network Elective
ICTOPN601 Manage optical ethernet transmission Elective
ICTPMG609 Plan and direct ICT complex projects Elective
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Elective
BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks Elective


Assessment Arrangements

All the units are delivered as standalone units. Students will be provided with a Student Assessment Task Booklet for each unit of competency, which includes:

There are a variety of assessment methods used to assess competency in each unit of competency. Assessment methods may include from the following, but are not limited to:

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for any of the units of competency contained within this qualification. This course is available to all international students and Milcom Institute requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:

Please Note:

All the students commencing this course are required to complete an LLN test on the orientation day to assist Milcom Institute to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Milcom Institute.

Course Duration

The duration for this program is 104 weeks including:

Mode of Delivery

Classroom based Face to Face


Volume of Learning

Milcom Institute has structured this program to include 1600 hours of face-to-face delivery as well as 400 hours of homework (self-directed learning) and unit assessment for each unit of competency. From self-study/assessment hours (unsupervised) described above in the table, it is anticipated that about 15 hours will be dedicated for unit assessments and balance for research, additional reading and other self-study activities.


Assessment hours (excluding assessment discussion) are outside the face-to-face classroom delivery hours and students or group of students are required to arrange a suitable and mutually agreed time with their respective assessor after the completion of unit delivery to complete any observation or role-play or any other related group activity which carries weightage towards competency in the unit. The arrangement for the related assessment activity must be within 7 days of completion of unit delivery.


All units of competencies contained in this qualification will be delivered as standalone units. The total volume of learning is 2000 hours over 104 weeks period.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements.

Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Assessment Methods

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

Credit Transfer/RPL

Students can apply for course credit upon enrolment into the course. All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed against current standards and gain recognition for this (Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL).

Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency included in this course can apply for Credit. Students who are granted RPL and/ or Credit will have their course delivery and assessment schedule altered and may also be eligible for reduced fees.

For further details, please refer to MILCOM Institute’s RPL and CT policy and procedure

Campus Location

VIC: Ground Floor, 355 Spencer Street, West Melbourne-3003

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

Additional Information

For further information, access to the Student handbook and to enrol please go to www.milcom.edu.au/international/ and apply directly from the website. Alternatively, you may contact the college on

VIC: +61 3 9008 7245

QLD: +61 7 4904 5313 or



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