Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (IT)

CRICOS Course Code: 074727D

Solve real-world IT problems

Do you want cutting-edge IT training to help you take the first step to a master's in IT? It starts with the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in BrisbaneMelbourne and Sydney


1 year

Start dates

  • July 2021
  • November 2021

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

About the course

Whether or not you have a background in IT, the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is designed to help you progress to the Master of Information Technology. Flexible entry requirements mean a variety of previous educational and work experience may be taken into account.

During our one-year course, you will gain:

  • IT skills that equip you to solve ‘real world’ problems
  • a theoretical and conceptual background in IT, helping you to be more effective in the workplace
  • cutting-edge IT training.

What will you study?

You will study a mix of core and elective subjects, including:

  • 4 core subjects
  • 4 IT elective subjects.
  • Core subjects
    Subject Code
    IT Fundamentals ITC544
    Database Systems ITC423
    ICT Project Management ITC505
    Topics in IT Ethics ITC506

    There are no prerequisites for these introductory level core subjects.

    Note: Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres and not all modules are offered each session.

  • Electives

    Choose four subjects from the list of postgraduate Information Technology electives below.

    Subject Code
    Interface Usability   ITC504
    Object Modelling ITC508
    Wireless Networking Concepts


    Linux Server Administration   ITC514 
    Professional Programming Practice  ITC515 
    Data Mining and Visualisation ITC516
    Principles of Programming using C# ITC518
    Programming in Java 1 ITC538
    Programming Java 2 ITC521
    Android App Development  ITC539
    IT Infrastructure with TCP/IP  ITC540 
    System Analysis PG  ITC548 
    Programming Principles  ITC558 
    Internet of Things  ITC560 
    Cloud Computing  ITC561 
    IT Management Issues  ITC563 
    Cloud Privacy and Security  ITC568 
    IT Project Experience  ITC570 
    Software Defined Networks  ITC572 
    Data and Knowledge Engineering  ITC573 
    Dark Web  ITC578 
    Network Security and Cryptography  ITC593 
    Information Security  ITC595 
    IT Risk Management  ITC596 
    Digital Forensics  ITC597 
    Scientific Data Analysis  STA501 

    Some subjects may not be offered at all Study Centres.


The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology can be used as a pathway to enter the Master of Information Technology. You'll gain full credit for the Graduate Diploma if you take it as a pathway into the Master of Information Technology.


The Charles Sturt Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the MIT are eligible for full professional membership (the highest level possible).

IT career opportunities 

With a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you can progress into a Master of Information Technology, and go further in roles including:

  • IT consultant
  • IT specialist
  • Web developer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst. 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen postgraduate course.


Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen postgraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

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