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5G Technology and Services

In the only training course of its kind in Australia, you'll find out how you can get ahead of the 5G commercial rollout that's happening right now and open your mind to the boundary-pushing possibilities that this next generation mobile technology will bring to your sector.

About this course

Every decade sees a new generation of mobile networks and 5G is the next generation. 5G goes beyond a new wireless interface and will fundamentally reshape the mobile landscape.

Learn about the details and the potential of 5G from one of the top trainers in the field and use this knowledge to gain a competitive edge during this period of mobile transformation.


Full price: $750 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course outline

The following content will be covered during the course:

5G Evolution:

  • Mobile generations: mobile generation definition; 3GPP role in standards development
  • 5G Development process: why 5G standardisation has been different; 3GPP, ITU, Industry Groups: 5G PPP
  • 5G Performance targets: IMT 2020 targets; comparison with 4G
  • 5G Deployments and trials: international trials and rollouts; Australian 5G market projections.

5G Use Cases and Applications:

  • 5G Use cases: enhanced mobile broadband; massive IoT, ultra-reliable low latency
  • Communication services: large ad hoc crowds; disaster services; consumer broadband
  • Automotive: automated vehicles; traffic management and road safety; vehicle maintenance
  • Industrial: smart grids, massive sensor networks.

5G Context – Co-existing Technologies:

  • LTE Advanced Pro: release 13 overview- mechanisms to increase capacity; Australian trials and spectrum
  • License Assisted Access (LAA): using public frequency bands for mobile services
  • Network virtualisation: Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV); definition, scope and use cases.

5G New Radio (NR) Interface and Network Architecture:

  • 5G Spectrum: 5G spectrum requirements; sub 6 GHz, mmWave bands; spectrum auctions
  • 5G NR (New Radio) standards: release 15 5G New Radio (NR) overview
  • 5G Architecture overview: standalone, non-standalone modes; 5G network slicing support; 5G service based architecture
  • 5G Security: 5G security issues and challenges.

Course learning objectives

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Describe the key features, technologies, development processes and characteristics of 5G
  • Describe the 5G service based architecture concept and list the key 5G core network functions
  • Outline key 5G use cases and emerging applications enabled by 5G
  • Understand how Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) are transforming the network deployments that will underpin 5G
  • Understand new security challenges arising from 5G.



  • To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with reliable internet access and the ability to run the latest version of our supported internet browsers along with Zoom and/or Microsoft teams for online meetings and classes.

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Who is this course for?

The rollout of 5G and the new and improved services it enables will impact a wide range of roles and industries. This course caters to those from both technical and non-technical backgrounds from a range of fields including:

  • Network operations
  • Vendors
  • Service providers
  • Application developers
  • Finance, government and commercial services.

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