Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications  Network Engineering

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering provides students with a comprehensive set of specialist technical and planning skills within telecommunications and information technology networks.

Qualification Overview

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
• plan, design, build, configure and commission telecommunications devices, networks and systems
• ensure telecommunications systems interconnect with equipment from different manufacturers, service providers and users

Target Groups

Target groups for the ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering are international students who are:

• Seeking to pursue a career in telecommunications and information technology networks
• Seeking to pursue a career as a Telecommunications Network Engineer
• Seeking to enter a new industry sector
• Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over 104 weeks, including 72 weeks of training and assessment delivered over six trimesters (comprising 12 terms of 6 weeks each and including 32 weeks of holidays).


This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated telecommunications network engineering laboratories, and also via interactive online/distance learning.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campus at:
• 89 Marsden St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Australia

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment within the telecommunications and information technology industry in roles such as:
• Telecommunications Network Designer
• Telecommunications Network Manager
• Telecommunications Network Planner
• 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).

Education Pathways

Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After achieving the ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering students may wish to continue their education into higher education qualifications in telecommunications and information technology networks.

Entry Requirements

Students have to satisfy the following entry requirements for International students:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Meet the following education requirements:
  • Year 12 or equivalent; or
  • a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.
  • Meet the following English requirements:
  • Have an IELTS academic score of 5.5 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 2 years ago). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Successful completion of at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course or above in an Australian education institution; or
  • Successful completion of an Oxford English language placement test with an overall score of not less than Level B2 (Upper Intermediate).

Some Institute also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Training and Assessment Arrangements

Training and assessment occurs over 20 hours per week during terms.  It is recommended that students spend an additional 8 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. At the beginning of each unit you will receive details of assessment tasks to be completed. Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally workplace practices and environments will be simulated within automotive workshops and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course is as per our current timetable. Please contact us via email for details.

Facilities and Equipment:

The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:

• Training rooms
• Laboratories that simulate telecommunications network engineering workplaces, with associated facilities, hardware, software and equipment as required for all units

The equipment that students should have includes:

• A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
• Text books
• And other personal protective equipment and tools as listed on resources list prior to enrolment.

Course Progress

Note that for international students’ satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook.