Graduate Diploma of Networking
The Graduate Diploma of Networking (GNet) is intended for new graduates as well as experienced IT professionals who wish to update their skills or change their area of specialisation. It effectively opens up new career possibilities in network management field ranging from network security to wireless and mobile technology.
The program provides a high level overview of the network system design, system administration, network security and wireless technology along with professional skills that can be applied directly in professional practice. Through the course, students will gain advanced skills in applying networking technology to meet the demands of both small and large organisations.
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|CRICOS code(s)||067440M (Melbourne); 072670K (Sydney)|
|Course category||Postgraduate diploma|
|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 Graduate Diploma of Networking offers the following key features:
- Core Knowledge in Networking and System Administration: The Graduate Diploma of Networking covers material from the ACM’s Core Body of Knowledge in Networking, and also the ACM’s Core Body of Knowledge in System Administration.
- Professional and interpersonal skills: To ensure that graduates can have satisfying careers in Networking, the course encompasses professional and interpersonal skills found within the core body of knowledge for IT. These include professional practice and communication.
- Industry relevant material: The laboratory components of the course incorporate material that is specifically relevant for industry. Students gain experience with Cisco networks; they also gain experience with Unix and Windows operating systems.
- Studio based learning: The Graduate Diploma of Networking emphasises participative learning where students carry out case studies and projects in a collaborative learning community that simulates the working environment.
- In depth treatment of topic areas: The degree features 20 credit point units, rather than the 15 credit point units found in the Bachelor of Networking. With this structure, each unit can go to considerable depth in its area of concentration.
Accreditation and recognition
Students who complete the GDNet will be eligible to transfer into the Master of Networking and complete that degree in two additional semesters. The Master of Networking is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
The GDNet 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).
The GDNet aims to provide graduates with the skills they need to be prepared and capable of being “employment ready” as Networking Professionals. The following are some of the career opportunities for graduates of the GDNet: Senior network security specialist, Senior network analyst, Senior systems administrator, Internet/intranet network manager, Senior systems engineer, Senior sales engineer, Help desk manager.