Diploma of Networking
The Diploma of Networking emphasises the key areas of computer networking, including network technology, network protocols, data communications, and web technologies. The course also covers other important areas of computing such as platform technologies, operating systems, business information systems, multimedia systems, the basics of programming, and databases.
This course is designed to prepare you for entry into the second-year of a relevant Bachelor degree, and it provides the foundation for more focused further study. Upon completion of the course, you will also receive a recognised Higher Education Diploma, which you can use to pursue employment opportunities.
Key features of the Diploma of Networking include hands on practical experience with networking and computer technology, and collaborative learning.
Alternative pathway to second-year University
The Diploma of Networking is of two semesters (8 months) duration, and consist of units equivalent to the first-year of relevant Bachelor degrees at MIT and other Australian Universities. On successful completion of your Diploma of Networking, you could enter second-year of a relevant Bachelor degree at MIT, Monash University, or University of Ballarat. For detailed information, please contact MIT Admissions and Enrolments Department.
DNET second-year University pathway options:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
Diploma of Networking
MIT - Bachelor of Networking, specialisations in: Network
Security, Wireless and Mobile Technologies, and Enterprise
|Monash University - Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems|
University of Ballarat
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Business Information Systems
How to Apply
Government supported FEE-HELP places available
Australian students applying to study at MIT are eligible for FEE-HELP – Australian Government loan scheme designed to assist Australian students undertaking tertiary education. FEE-HELP covers full or part of the student’s tuition fees, with no upfront fees required. For further information please click here.
|VTAC course code||94742|
|CRICOS code(s)||067438E (Melbourne); 072667E (Sydney)|
|Hosted by||School of Information Technology & Engineering|
|Duration||1 year full-time, 2 years part-time|
Melbourne campus: March, July, November
Sydney campus: March, July, November
Domestic students: full-time, part-time
International students: full-time
|Course fees||Click here for Tuition fees|
The Diploma of Networking (DNet) offers the following key features:
- Core Knowledge in Information Technology: The Diploma of Networking (DNet) incorporates the foundations of the Core Body of Knowledge in IT that is recommended by the ACS (Australian Computer Society) and the ACM (Association of Computing Machines).
- Emphasis on Networking: The course emphasises key technologies and concepts that are important to networking. These include protocols, topologies, devices, and applications.
- Professional and Interpersonal Skills: To ensure that the students can have satisfying careers in IT, the course specifically emphasises professional and interpersonal skills.
- Lifelong Learning: Students gain key skills in research, using both online and library materials. They also gain key skills and significant experience in collaborative learning, and gain theoretical knowledge in the underpinnings of business.
- Industry Relevant Material: The practical laboratory components of the course incorporate material that is specifically relevant for industry. In the laboratories, students gain experience with network routers, switches, and simulators.
For graduates seeking immediate employment, the following are some of the entry level career opportunities: network administrator, network technician, network support, web designer, system administrator, help desk support, computer technician, and IT sales consultant.
Teaching methodology and assessment
The course is delivered in a small-class environment through lectures, labs, studio-based learning, tutorials and individual consultation. Where possible, case-study analysis and problem-solving approaches are adopted to enhance student learning.
Assessment is continuous during the semester, and consists of tutorial work, individual and group assignments, class participations, presentations, tests and final examinations. Final examination can vary depending on each unit structure.
Accreditation and recognition
The Diploma of Networking is accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and is registered on the Australian Government Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).