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0.5 year/s

This short course requires two (2) hours/week for eight (8) weeks.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time


Casuarina, Online

Course code



This unit covers a broad aspect of network including:

  • architectures
  • models, protocols and;
  • networking elements

Students will learn to:

  • operate CISCO routers and LAN switches, IP addressing schemes and foundational network security concepts
  • build a simple local area network and troubleshoot network problems

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.


2022 fees for this course are $99.

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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

To complete the Network Engineering (Non-Award) short course, students are required to complete the following unit:

Course structure

Upon successful completion, a Certificate of Achievement will be issued.

CodeUnit TitleHours
ZSCITC005Network Engineering Applications16

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Applicants must be 18 years old by the Census Date of the relevant admission period and have completed Year 10.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.


CDU student

Nikki Govan

Course details

Location and study mode

Locations: Casuarina, Online

Study Mode: On campus, Online

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
General Education - Not Occupationally Specific
Area of study
Information Technology, IT and Network Engineering

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


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