CISCO Networking Academy Program
Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260
Chisholm TAFE is the Regional Academy for the internationally recognised CISCO Networking Academy Program. VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students. They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. This program provides VCE students with training and practical skills in the design, construction and maintenance of small to medium sized computer networks.
Selected units from 21915VIC - Certificate 1V in Shared Technolgy
There are four units in the program taken over two years covering
- Networking fundamentals
- Router theory and router technologies
- Switched networks and advanced routing
- Wide area networking
Upon completion, students will be prepared to undertake assessment for internationally recognised and accredited qualifications, including the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination. This qualification leads to enhanced employment opportunities in a range of fields including computer systems, information technology, engineering and telecommunications.
- Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
- Time: first year, Wednesday 12.30 – 5pm
Students are enrolled as CISCO Program students and have full access to the learning materials via the internet; however class attendance is still required. This program requires some mathematical abilities. Year 10 level or higher is recommended.
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured Workplace Learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement. The VCAA strongly recommend a minimum of 80 hours.
Contribution to the VCE and VCAL
On completion of the first year of the program students are eligible for two credits towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate, two at units and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the second year will be eligible for an additional Unit 3-4 sequence. Students will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.
Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/general/recognition/vetcredit.html
This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand. Bachelor of Computer Science;
Units of Competency
Units delivered over 2 years may include
Unit of Competency Name
|VPAU645 (Discovery 1)||Install and configure a home or small office network|
|VPAU646 (Discovery 2)||Install and configure a small to medium business network|
|VBP118 (Discovery 1 & 2)||Carry out a shared technology project|
|VPAU810 (Exploration 1)||Build and maintain a fundamental network|
|VPAU811 (Exploration 2)||Apply advanced routing protocols to network design|
|VBP121 (Exploration 1 & 2)||Install and configure basic network and computer operation systems|
|VPAU812 (Exploration 3)||Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching|
|VPAU813 (Exploration 4)||Install and maintain a WAN|
|VBP123 (Exploration 3 & 4)||Build a small wireless LAN|
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Successful completion of this program will result in significant credit in the Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering and Certificate III and Certificate IV in Information Technology. For further information: www.cisco.com
- Certificate IV in Computer Systems
- Advanced Diploma of Networking Security
- Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
- Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
- Bachelor of Computer Science;
- Bachelor of Information Systems; or Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Information Technology Systems; or Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology