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STUDYING AT MILCOM: YOUR GATEWAY TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY

09/02/2021

Milcom is a Registered Training Organisation with state-of-the-art facilities positioned in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Renowned for being Australia’s premier telecommunications training institution, Milcom is considered a specialist provider for the industry on a national level.

Exploring the benefits of studying at Milcom

For individuals entering the telecommunications industry – as well as current professionals in the workforce – Milcom is the perfect institution to learn all the tricks of the trade. This includes various opportunities for upskilling, providing a highly practical, hands-on approach to industry training.

Utilising advanced training methods and innovative equipment, Milcom has a long standing reputation for offering our valued trainees with essential knowledge and skillsets required in the telecommunications industry.

Our highly skilled and experienced trainers are industry experts with an up-to-date, wealth of knowledge on hand to equip students with critical skills. These then allow trainees to enter the workforce with essential skills and experience in their repertoire.

Studying at Milcom also means you’re given the benefit of practicing new skills in simulated workplace environments. Trainees and current industry professionals can access all the insights required to be a valuable, successful member of the telecommunications field in Australia.

What courses do we offer?
Milcom is renowned for providing a wide range of courses centered around the telecommunications industry. Choose from five primary areas of study, including:

Telecommunications: The industry is continuing to expand in Australia, and with more and more prospective employees looking for work in this field, it’s essential to have a leg up when applying for positions. A Milcom qualification can provide you with just that, with tailored electives selected by the trainee, all relevant to their direct interests in the industry.

Technical Security: Technical security system installers must hold detailed knowledge of the range of technology and equipment available (both nationally and internationally). Milcom’s courses focus on the proper installation of surveillance technology for both homes and businesses, providing the trainee with an advanced understanding of innovations and techniques in this area.

Voice & Data: With data becoming an integral part of Australia’s future, there is plenty of positions opening that require advanced comprehension. Milcom’s courses prepare you for positions in this field, giving you a complete understanding of each aspect.

Safety Courses: Milcom provides thorough training courses centered around safety in the telecommunications and technical security industries. Safety is of the utmost importance in these two tech-based fields, and Milcom’s solutions equip trainees with the knowledge to provide safety awareness on a worksite.

Qualification Pathways:

Once students have successfully completed ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering they can apply for jobs within the telecommunications industry which can include 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). The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:

ICT80615 Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications Network Engineering or
ICT80315 Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications
ICT80515 Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications and Strategic Management
ICT80415 Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering
Or any other Degree programs in related fields such as telecommunications, optical fiber, networking, etc

Course Structure:

Total number of units = 10

4 core units’ plus
6 elective units, of which:

All 6 units may be selected from the electives units listed in the qualification package in training.gov.au (Training Details ICT60615), with a minimum of 2 electives at AQF Level 6
up to 2 elective units may be substituted with units of competency from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at AQF Level 6 or above.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome

Assessment Arrangements
All the units are delivered as standalone units. Students will be provided with a Student Assessment Task Booklet for each unit of competency, which includes:

*A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
*Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
*Required assessment resources for each unit of competency
*Details about assessment submission
T*here are a variety of assessment methods used to assess competency in each unit of competency. Assessment methods may include from the following, but are not limited to:

*Written questions
*Projects/Case studies
*Presentation/Observation
*Role Plays
*Report

Entry Requirements:-
There are no pre-requisites for any of the units of competency contained within this qualification. This course is available to all international students and Milcom Institute requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:

*IELTS score 5.5 (no band less than 5.0); or equivalent of PTE, TOEFL or any other recognised score.
*IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS (minimum of 20 weeks) or IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS (minimum of 10 weeks) to be taken before the course. ELICOS must be at least at General English Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate level.
*Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed at least 2 years of qualification in Australia leading to AQF level 4 Certificate IV qualification or higher.
*Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent.
*Are at least at age of 18 at the time of commencement of the course.

Course Duration:-
The duration for this program is 104 weeks including:

*8 study periods of 10 weeks each (80 study weeks in total)
*24 weeks of holiday time

Mode of Delivery:-
Classroom based Face to Face

Volume of Learning
Milcom Institute has structured this program to include 1600 hours of face-to-face delivery and assessment hours as well as 400 hours of homework (self-study).

Assessment sessions are scheduled after the delivery of unit of competency is completed and students are required to complete the assessment tasks in class. Trainers are required to allocate time for students to complete any outstanding activities, reading, role-plays, meetings, presentations or further tasks that require observation or submission to the trainer/assessor. The trainer/assessor should allow time to review any topics or activities undertaken by students to consolidate their learning. Students should use these assessment sessions to work on their assessment tasks, with support from the trainer/assessor where relevant. Reasonable adjustment should be made where appropriate. All units of competencies contained in this qualification will be delivered as standalone units. The total volume of learning is 2000 hours over 104 weeks period.

Self-study hours (Unsupervised)

Please Note: Self-Study hours are not to be considered as online or distance learning.

Students are allocated 40 hours of self-study for each Unit of Competency which will involve review of classroom session and/or activities, studying material given student guide and preparation of unit of competency etc. Self-Study hours are indicative only and may differ depending on each learner’s prior skills and knowledge. Therefore, the learning duration of the qualification may vary from the volume of learning recommended for the qualification. It should be noted that learners may require more or less time than the specified volume of learning, provided that delivery arrangements give students sufficient opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes for the qualification type, level and discipline. (https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/volume-of-learning-explanation-v2-2014.pdf)

Licensing/Regulatory Information:-
Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements.
Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.

Assessment Methods:-
All units of competence may be assessed using a selection of tools as mentioned below:

*Written Questions
*Theory assessments Case Study/Project Work
*Practical assessment (Simulated Environment)

Credit Transfer/RPL:-
Students can apply for course credit upon enrolment into the course. All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed against current standards and gain recognition for this (Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL).

Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency included in this course can apply for Credit. Students who are granted RPL and/ or Credit will have their course delivery and assessment schedule altered and may also be eligible for reduced fees.

For further details, please refer to MILCOM Institute’s RPL and CT policy and procedure.

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