Diploma of Information Technology (IT)
CRICOS Course Code: 0101471
What is Information Technology (IT)?
Information Technology is the use of computers to store, analyse and communicate data. This covers hardware, software and networking. Businesses are looking for professionals who understand the design, development and management of computer systems, using knowledge of programming principles, software design, cloud computing and systems analysis to networking. Information Technology is a fast-evolving sector and new jobs are being created in response to this growth.
About the course
The Diploma of Information Technology will give you a broad understanding of the principles of IT, developing the specialist skills you need for a career in this fast-moving industry. This course also provides direct progression to the second year of our undergraduate IT degree. This course is a good choice if you don't quite meet the entry requirements to the degree or are keen to study at the Diploma-level to further your career.
What will you study?
Our one year Diploma of Information Technology will develop your academic and English language skills whilst also providing a broad knowledge and understanding of Information Technology. You will study seven core subjects (to gain 64 subject points) throughout this one-year program.
Subject Code Computer Systems ITC161 Communication and Information Management ITC105 Customer Support Management ITC133 Introduction to Database Systems ITC114 Learning for Success BUS102 Programming Principles ITC106 Systems Analysis ITC211
Note: Course structure is subject to change. Not all subjects are offered each session.
The Diploma of Information Technology can be used as a pathway to enter our Bachelor of Information Technology. Upon successful completion of the program you will be awarded your Diploma with the option to go on to the second year of the undergraduate degree if you wish. You will receive up to six subject credits in the Bachelor of Information Technology based on the successful completion of the Diploma of Information Technology.
IT career opportunities
With a diploma in IT, you can go on to a range of related careers and progress to more senior positions. If you choose to complete your bachelor's, you could go on to job roles such as:
- applications analyst
- cyber security analyst
- data analyst
- IT consultant
- software engineer.
Undergraduate entry requirements
Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen undergraduate course.
Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen undergraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.