Data Networking & Automation Program

Step into the future of IT infrastructure with the Yirigaa Academy Data Networking and Automation Program. Designed to empower students with essential skills in networking and automation, this course integrates cultural values with cutting-edge technology training.

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Duration  13 weeks

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Learning Objectives

Participants will achieve the following learning outcomes

Master Automation Tools

Gain proficiency in Python and Ansible to automate network operations, significantly improving efficiency and system reliability.

Understand Network Configurations

Acquire in-depth knowledge of IP networking, learning to configure and troubleshoot complex network systems effectively.

Project Implementation Skills

Develop capabilities in managing and implementing integrated technology projects, focusing on linking software development with network administration.

Course Outline

This comprehensive 13-week program combines detailed instruction with practical, hands-on experience:

  • Weeks 1-4: Focus on mastering Python and Ansible for automation, essential DevOps practices, and advanced IP networking.
  • Weeks 5-13: Participants engage in a Yirigaa-sponsored immersive work-integrated learning project, applying their skills in real-world settings that include network setup, automation scripting, and system troubleshooting.

Career Pathways

This program prepares participants for key entry-level roles within the IT and networking field:

  • Software Engineer: Participants will be equipped to take on roles focusing on network software development, helping to create solutions that optimise network functionalities.
  • Network Software Engineering Specialist: Graduates will be ready to serve as specialists who blend networking knowledge with software engineering skills to enhance system automation and efficiency.


These positions are crucial across multiple sectors, including telecommunications, IT services, and large corporate settings, where there is a high demand for professionals skilled in both software development and network management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yirigaa Academy offers specialised programs in Data Science, Cyber Security, Data Networking and Automation, and IT Helpdesk. Each program includes industry-led training and an immersive work-integrated learning project.

Our courses typically run for 13 weeks. The first 4 weeks consist of intensive online training, followed by an 8-week immersive project that applies what you’ve learned in a real-world setting.

Yes, our programs are recognised and respected in the industry. We partner with well-known universities like Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University, and Newcastle University to ensure our curriculum is aligned with current industry standards.

While our mission focuses on empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our programs are inclusive and open to all individuals who meet the program criteria.

We provide comprehensive support throughout your study, including access to tutors, career counselling, and assistance with job placement after graduation.