ICT51015 Diploma of Telecommunication Engineering


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:

Course Duration


Course delivery

A delivery mode implemented includes face to face classroom based training and training in simulated work environment. Training will take place at the Milcom Institute facility at Construction Training Centre, Ian Barclay Building (Room 1.9) 460 – 492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury QLD 4107. The following techniques are implemented during face to face delivery depending on the subject matter: trainer presentations and demonstrations, power point presentations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations and group work.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Milcom Institute will offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) to all eligible students through the enrolment process and will provide an application kit for RPL applicants. Milcom Institute has documented policies and procedures for these processes and students are provided details of how to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer through the enrolment process.

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:

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, 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 +61 7 4904 5313 or international@milcom.edu.au