Diploma of IT Systems Administration

Our ICT50315 Diploma of IT Systems Administration includes a high level of Vendor (Microsoft) content that is consistent to what is delivered to existing industry IT technicians. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training.

The Microsoft courses included in this diploma have been mapped to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Private Cloud certification pathways. The Microsoft training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training.

Our course provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in administering a variety of networked computer systems - particularly Microsoft.

Study Pathway
ICA11 Advanced Diploma or Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications.

Credit transfer to University
AIBT has approved credit transfer with several South Australian Universities for graduates of the ICT50315 Diploma of IT Systems Administration.

Career Opportunities
Once you graduate, you will be able continue your studies at a University Degree level or seek a career in the ICT industry with the intention of establishing a career in a Systems Administrator capacity.

Participants who complete this qualification commonly find possible job roles including; Assistant IT manager, Assistant System Manager, Internet / Intranet Administrator, Internet / Intranet Systems Administrator, Systems Administrator

Note: Completion of this course does not guarantee any employment outcomes. Some employers may also require Vendor Certification (Microsoft MCSA/MCSE for example). Associated Vendor exams are available during this course as an optional extra but are not required to be able to complete this course.

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CRICOS Course Code

Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
  • after achieving ICA40211 Certificate Certificate IV in Information Technology Support, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA40211,
  • Or
  • other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA40211
  • Or
  • with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of support-related work environments in service desk support, database support, networking support or similar

  • Additional Entry Requirement for International Students
  • Literacy and mathematical skills equivalent to Year 12 in the Australian Schooling System.
  • International students MUST have minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent


  • 1 full year time study

Course Fees

  • Tuition fees AUD$20,500 (International students)
  • Material fees AUD$500


  • February, July

Industry / Vendor Course Content

Microsoft Code Course Name
20410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
20411 Administering Windows Server 2012
20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
20409 Server Virtualisation with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
20246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
20247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

Vocational Course Content

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTNWK513 Manage system security
ICTSAS406 Implement and hand over system components
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTSAS512 Review and manage delivery of maintenance services
ICTSAS515 Manage the testing process
ICTTEN5204 Produce technical solutions from business specifications
ICTNWK409 Create scripts for networking
ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK533 Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
ICTNWK534 Monitor and troubleshoot virtual computing environments
ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems