52867WA Advanced Diploma of Industrial Data Communication, Networking and IT

Course Duration
  • 18 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 3 September 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Data Comms & Industrial IT
Course Fees

Course Overview

In today’s world, there is a growing shortage of industrial data communications and industrial IT engineers, technologists and technicians. This is due to new technologies taking center stage in modern plants, factories and offices. This course provides you a through understanding of modern industrial data communication technologies underpinned by practical, hands-on experience and expertise from our global industry experienced instructors.

Course Benefits: 
• Skills in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies in mining
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career prospects and income
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Industrial Data Communication, Networking and IT

 Program Details

This program aims to impart the necessary industrial data communications skills, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Four threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of industrial data communications. These threads comprise of data communications, networking and protocols,  SCADA, PLCs and data acquisition, project management for industrial data communications and IT, and industrial IT and programming.

Graduates will emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialized and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in the area of Data Communication, Networking and Information Technology.

The program is composed of 13 modules and 8 units of competency that cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of industrial data communications.

Unit/ Module Title Duration
DITPMA601 Physical Media 3 Weeks
DITIDC602 Industrial Data Communications 5 Weeks
DITETH603 Design Basic Industrial Ethernet Networks 3 Weeks
DITWCS604 Wireless Communication Systems 6 Weeks
DITTCP605 TCP/IP and VoIP 5 Weeks
DITRAS606 Routers and Switches 4 Weeks
DITFBS607 Field Buses 4 Weeks
DITDNP609 DNP3 and IEC 60870-5 for SCADA 3 Weeks
DITOPC610 OPC 2 Weeks
DITPLC611 Create PLC Programs Using IEC 61131-3 6 Weeks
DITSDA612 SCADA and Data Acquisition 4 Weeks
DITEMF613 E-Manufacturing, MESs, and Supply Chain Management 1 Week
DPEFPE619 Apply the Fundamentals of Professional Engineering Practice 4 Weeks
DITINS615 Industrial Network Security 3 Weeks
DITHTM616 Create Web Pages using Current Technology 3 Weeks
DITALG617 Algorithms 2 Weeks
DITCPP618 Create C++ Programs 4 Weeks
DITSQL619 Build, Query and Manipulate SQL Databases 3 Weeks
DITWIN620 Administer Windows Server 2 Weeks
DITTSS621 Technology, Sustainability and Future of Society 3 Weeks


As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Implement and utilise engineering solutions to a diverse field in any organisation
  • Analyse, diagnose, plan, design and execute solutions with respect to Data Communications, Networking, Protocols, SCADA, PLCs, Data Acquisition, Industrial IT and Programming
  • Prepare complex technical information and concepts to plan, communicate and implement solutions to a range of engineering environment and contexts
  • Integrate and solve interdisciplinary engineering systems
  • Manage complex projects on time and within budget
  • Manage self-autonomy within an organization to achieve objectives that have outputs based on engineering applications

Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

  • Applicants must have at least a Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field;


  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field


  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry


  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent;


  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or equivalent;


  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

For full current fees in your country go to the drop down filter at the top of this page or visit the Fees page.

VET Student Loan (VSL) Program is available for this course:

This means eligible students can use a VET Student Loan to pay their tuition fees up to a maximum loan cap amount, to be repaid through the Australian Taxation System.

If you have been approved for a VET Student Loan, the borrowed amount will be incurred as a debt that is repayable to the Commonwealth government.

Click here to learn more about your eligibility and applying for VET Student Loan (VSL) on this course.

Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

  • Network Infrastructure Officer
  • Networking Consultant
  • Industrial Data Officer
  • Testing and Commissioning Technician
  • Control System Application Technician
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Troubleshooting and Support Technician
  • Network Security Officer
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Network & Communication Specialist
  • Data Communication Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Communication Equipment Technician
  • IT Networking Specialist
  • System Administrator

This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

This course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Program leader for this program is Dr Hadi Harb

This course may use the following software:

  • OptiPerformer
  • Belarc Advisor
  • Citect
  • Codesys
  • Devicenet
  • GanttProject
  • Modbus
  • OPC Client
  • PicoScope
  • Profibus
  • Project Risk Analysis
  • RF link budget calculator
  • SCADAPack E-Series Configurator
  • SetupVSPE
  • WBS Chart
  • Wireshark

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided.
Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here.

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week attending live webinars, learning the program material, and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 70% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program. If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learned from the webinar to the Learning Support Officer. The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 18 months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

Hear from our students

  Very good program and I am so proud to have completed it. Thank you EIT.  
  Overall a good course which I am happy to have participated in. I have no doubt it has enhanced my effectiveness within my current job.  

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