Learn IT Management Skills!

Develops a balance of skills in both Information Technology and management to produce a graduate with the foundation training to manage an IT business or department. This course does not require any previous IT experience though experience in using a personal computer will be useful.


Career Opportunities

This is a good course for people who want to start a career in IT or people with experience who want to attain a qualification to further their endevours.

This course develops a balance of skills both for Information Technology and Management, producing a graduate with foundation training to manage an IT business or department. This course does not require any previous IT experience, although experience using a personal computer would be useful.



You must complete all assignments and pass exams for the following fifteen modules:


1. Writing a Web Site (HTML)

  • Introduction to the Internet and HTML
  • The most important HTML Tags
  • Simplification through HTML Construction Software
  • Creating Links
  • Loading a Site onto the Internet
  • Adding Graphics
  • Designing a Web Site that Works
  • Advanced Features

2. Visual Basic .Net Programming

  • Introduction To Visual Basic
  • Code Theory (Part 1)
  • Code Theory (Part 2)
  • Objects (Part 1)
  • Objects (Part 2)
  • Application Design

3. ASP.Net

This module will expand on website database development techniques and more using Microsofts ASP.NET technology.

4. E Commerce

  • Introduction - what is e-commerce (more than the internet)
  • Success and failure - what makes the difference
  • Promotional strategies - are different on the internet
  • Optimizing web site potential
  • Increasing web site exposure
  • Automating supply of goods, services and cash flow
  • Managing constant change
  • Dealing with e-commerce problems

5. SQL

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to SQL. By the end of the course, the student should be able to easily understand all the major aspects of SQL.


6. Photoshop

Develops a basic understanding of how to create and manipulate images and artwork compositions using Adobe Photoshop for use on the web, email and print.

7. Publishing I

  • Nature and Scope of the Publishing world
  • Desktop Publishing A
  • Desktop Publishing B
  • Illustration: Graphics
  • Illustration: Photography
  • Research Skills : Market Research, researching an article, etc
  • Marketing of Publications
  • Ethics & the law in publishing
  • Developing a publishing project

8. Computer Servicing I

  • The Computer Workshop.
  • Computer and Workshop safety.
  • Hardware Components.
  • Different Systems & Basic Dis-assembly.
  • System Assembly.
  • Peripherals.
  • Installation of software.
  • Computer Maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting.

9. Business Studies

  • Procedures for establishing a business
  • Management procedures, including Quality Assurance
  • Communication with suppliers and customers
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Staff management
  • Financial management
  • Developing production strategies
  • Evaluating marketing performance

10 Business Planning

  • Introduction to business plans
  • Focus and Direction - Developing a clear direction and developing mission and vision statements
  • Developing strategies and objectives
  • Planning for growth
  • Risk management and contingencies
  • Systems - quality management, innovation management, information technology and control processes.
  • Marketing plans
  • Operations plans
  • Human resources plans
  • Financial plans

11. Project Management

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Identification
  • Project Planning
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Completion & Evaluation
  • Improving Key Technical Skills
  • Improving Key Leadership Skills
  • Improving Key Interpersonal Skills

12. Marketing (Foundations)

Marketing is the cornerstone of most modern businesses. Lack of marketing knowledge is frequently the reason why a good business concept does not succeed. This module deals with all aspects of marketing from presentation and packaging, to advertising and selling, developing in you an acute awareness of what is needed to achieve and maintain a good market share.

13. Sales Management

  • Developing Sales Concepts
  • Developing Sales Relationships
  • Sales Ethics
  • Building Product Knowledge
  • Developing a Customer Strategy
  • Presentation Strategy Options
  • Closing a Sale
  • Managing Yourself
  • Managing a Sales Team

14. Research Project I

The Research Project involves some theoretical studies followed by designing, conducting and writing up research on a relevant topic. Selection of the topic, and progress in this project is monitored and guided by a tutor.

15. Industry Meetings (100 hours)

Industry Meetings involves attendance at committee meetings, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, or any other events that are relevant. The student needs to submit documentary proof of attendance (eg. references, testimonials, receipts etc)


Duration: 1,500 hours


Key Roles

In this section, you will learn about the key players in the risk management process in an organisation and the role that each of those would play in supporting and participating in the risk management process.
1.    Senior Management
Senior management has the responsibility of ensuring that the required resources are applied in order to assist the organisation in accomplishing its mission.
Senior management is always focused on the mission of the organisation, and this would involve assessing and incorporating the results from the risk assessment activity into their decision making process. It is important to note that senior management is most likely non-tech savvy, and it is therefore the role of chief technology officers or chief information officers in the organisation to translate the technical requirements and technical analysis into simpler terms, without employing much technical jargon, so that senior management would understand what’s going on and plan accordingly.
2. Chief Technology Officer (CFO) and/or Chief Information Officer (CIO)
The role of chief technology officers and chief information officers in an organisation is not only limited to liaising with senior management and explaining to them what’s going on with regards to the IT systems and security measures being implemented. That’s because the CIO and/or CTO in an organisation is responsible for the planning, budgeting and performance of the information technology systems of that organisation. Any decisions made by the CTO and the CIO should be based on the risk management program implemented in that organisation.
3.    System owners and information owners
System owners and information owners are people responsible for preserving the integrity and confidentiality of the information technology systems as a whole, as well as the data they own. They are also responsible for the availability of the IT systems and their own data. This means that the system and information owners are responsible for any changes implemented to their information technology systems such as major enhancements and changes to the IT systems, including changes to the hardware and software components.
4. Business Managers
Business managers and functional managers are responsible for the information technology procurement process and are therefore active players in the risk management process. The business and functional managers in an organisation hold the power and authority to make decisions to aid the organisation to accomplish its mission. They have the responsibility to ensure the organisation’s mission is accomplished with minimal expenditure of resources, while maintaining the appropriate security level for IT systems.
5. Information Technology Engineers, Administrators and Security Practitioners
Information technology security practitioners include but are not limited to network engineers, network administrators, IT systems engineers, IT systems administrators, computer specialists, security analysts, application administrators, database administrators, and security consultants. The main responsibility for these people is to ensure that the security requirements of their IT systems are properly implemented.
As organisations grow in size, and expand their facilities and IT infrastructure (such as expanding the network, modifying the existing infrastructure, implementing new policies in the organisation or introducing new technologies), information security practitioners should work on identifying new potential risks to the IT systems, and implementing new security controls to protect those systems.


Introducing our School

ACS was established in 1979 by John Mason, who at the time was lecturing for various colleges (TAFE, Higher Education, University) Community Centers and Council of Adult Education in Australia.

High standards were adopted from the start; for example:

  • Tutors hold a 3 year, full time post secondary qualification (outside education)
  • Tutors have 5 years relevant experience
  • Courses (modules or short courses) are 100 hours duration
  • Certificates are generally 600 hours

By adhering to standards ACS has built sound credentials and is regarded and recognized highly by academics and industry professionals globally.

Our philosophy is relatively simple, but not always common in education today:

We believe education should aim to improve a student's capacity to understand and develop in their chosen field of study; and that a course is a starting point that lays a foundation for future development. We believe quality education requires real life interaction between the teacher and student; and restricting access to tutors can devalue the quality of a course. Education is not just about information (any book or web site can provide that). Good education is a carefully contrived and delivered learning experience that changes the student, improving their ability to function within the discipline they study.

Graduates from ACS have been successful in all types of vocational situations, winning jobs and developing careers in academic positions, through to small business and trades.

We welcome the opportunity to talk (or communicate via email) with any prospective student before they enroll with us. Let us help you make the best choice of course. There are many well established facts regarding education which people often discover when it is too late, for example:

  • Over 60% of people do not end up working in the field they studied (even university degree graduates)
  • Most people who commence courses (college, polytechnic, TAFE, university) never complete them.
  • While some people can earn big money in "some" professions, a qualification is rarely a guarantee for big earnings.
  • Being successful in business requires a certain personality type as well as other things
  • Most accredited courses take years to develop and approve -which in today's fast paced world often means they are out of date before you graduate.

Our staff know their industries, and before you even enroll, they can provide very unique insights that can be a great help in helping you choose something that is appropriate and useful for your needs.

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