Diploma of Information Technology (IT)

CRICOS Course Code: 0101471

Launch your IT career

Do you want the latest IT training and the opportunity to progress directly into year two of an undergraduate IT degree? Your journey starts with the Diploma of Information Technology at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne or Sydney


1 year


Start dates

  • March 2021
  • July 2021
  • November 2021

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Entry requirements and fees

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

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. 

  • Core subjects
    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.

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