UEE60411 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering~ - International

CRICOS code: 084643C
Local students click here.

Next intake February 2022
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 2 years

Course description

If you are looking to develop advanced IT skills and a career in the computer and network systems engineering industry, this course is your answer. 

You will learn design, construction, systems commissioning, and maintenance covering networks, cybersecurity, wireless networking, client-server software, enterprise network administration, computer hardware maintenance, cloud computing, virtualisation, desktop deployment and the Internet of Things. 

Major areas of study include PC hardware installation and configuration, operating systems (Windows server, Linux), computer networking LANs, WLANs and WANs, cybersecurity, enterprise network design and infrastructure (Cisco and Microsoft), programming (Python, PHP, MySQL, Windows Scripting and Linux Shell Scripts), Internet of Things, project and quality management, technical leadership, interpersonal and customer communication skills. 

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

Full time - 4 to 5 days a week

How often do I attend?

1st Year: FT - 3 days per week | Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm | Wednesday 1.30pm - 5.30pm | Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
2nd Year: FT - 2 days per week | Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm | Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
PT - established upon enrolment

Possible career outcomes

  • Enterprise network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network security manager
  • Web systems developer
  • Technical project manager

~ This course is in transition. The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

How to apply

  1. View how to apply to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Submit your application through your education agent using the forms below or apply online by selecting an intake from the application and attendance table below.

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2022 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayTues, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9am to 5pm
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  


Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over 
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over 
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations codes and practices in the workplace UEENEEE101A 20
Commission Industrial Computer Systems UEENEED144A 20
Contribute To Risk Management In Electrotechnology Systems UEENEEE078B 20
Design and develop electronics - computer systems projects UEENEEH188A 40
Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects UEENEEE015B 40
Develop Strategies To Address Environmental And Sustainability Issues In The Energy Sector UEENEEK132A 20
Document And Apply Measures To Control OHS Risks Associated With Electrotechnology Work UEENEEE137A 20
Implement And Monitor Energy Sector OHS Policies And Procedures UEENEEE117A 20
Manage Computer Systems/Electronics Projects UEENEEH141A 40
Modify-redesign Of Industrial Computer Systems UEENEED145A 20
Participate In Development And Follow A Personal Competency Development Plan UEENEEE038B 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Administer Computer Networks UEENEED115A 80
Assemble enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices UEENEEI116A 20
Assemble set-up and test computing devices UEENEED102A 80
Design And Implement Network Systems For Internetworking UEENEED118A 120
Design And Implement Security For Internetworking Systems UEENEED122A 100
Design And Implement Wireless LANs/WANs For Internetworking Systems UEENEED123A 100
Design And Manage Enterprise Computer Networks UEENEED114A 80
Develop Energy Sector Computer Network Applications Infrastructure UEENEED149A 80
Develop Energy Sector Directory Services UEENEED147A 80
Develop implement and test object oriented code UEENEED111A 140
Develop Structured Programs To Control External Devices UEENEEI155A 40
Develop Web Pages For Engineering Applications UEENEED129A 40
Ensure Team Effectiveness BSBWOR502B 60
Fabricate assemble and dismantle utilities industry components UEENEEE102A 40
Implement And Troubleshoot Enterprise Routers And Switches ICTTEN4210A 100
Install And Administer Unix Based Networked Computers UEENEED113A 80
Install And Configure A Client Computer Operating System And Software UEENEED143A 40
Integrate Multiple Computer Operating Systems On A Client Server Local Area Network UEENEED124A 80
Manage An Information Or Knowledge Management System BSBINM501A 50
Plan Industrial Computer Systems Projects UEENEED148A 60
Provide Programming Solution For Computer Systems Engineering Problems UEENEED151A 60
Select And Arrange Equipment For Wireless Communication Networks UEENEEF108A 60
Select Electronic Components For Assembly UEENEEA102A 20
Select install configure and test multimedia components UEENEED130A 40
Set Up And Configure Basic Local Area Network (LAN) UEENEED146A 40
Set Up And Configure The Wireless Capabilities Of Communications And Data Storage Devices UEENEEF107A 40
Support Computer Hardware And Software For Engineering Applications UEENEED112A 120
Use Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace UEENEED101A 20
Use Engineering Applications Software On Personal Computers UEENEED104A 40


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $6.69 per hour 2120 AUD $14,183.00 AUD $14,300.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $14.02 per hour 2120 AUD $29,722.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $318.00
Rescources AUD $475.00 once


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $16,077

Payment plans may be available for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:


Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

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Date published: 20/09/2021 2:02:57 PM

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