Technology

Diploma of Information Technology

CRICOS 108469K
Diploma of Information Technology

What is a Diploma of Information Technology?

Our Diploma of Information Technology is designed in collaboration with industry to provide you with the knowledge required to get started in the ICT sector. You can graduate with this standalone qualification or use it as a pathway into further study in a bachelor’s degree.

Upon completion, you will be equipped with foundational knowledge in topics such as computer hardware and software, networking and programming, website development and cloud computing. By the end of this course, you will have gained a thorough introduction to IT professional practice.

This course has been co-developed with industry-leading ICT practitioners and academics, and is structured to align with the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society.

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Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of computing technologies in solving practical business IT problems.
  • Appraise IT technologies in cloud computing and software development for building practical business IT applications.
  • Apply principles of human-centred design to IT solutions.
  • Propose IT solutions to diverse stakeholders for their approval.
  • Interpret professional obligations, ethics, and social responsibilities in a professional IT context.
Study mode
On campus, Blended, Online
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, up to 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd

*For more details on international student study options.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Bachelor of Information Technology.
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Career opportunities

Successfully completing a Diploma of Information Technology prepares you to seek employment in the IT and software industries in roles such as:

Potential career paths

  • Help Desk Support Specialist
    Average salary: $195,000
  • Website Developer
    Average salary: $96,929 - $234,000
  • Systems Administrator
    Average salary: $102,142 - $125,000
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of eight core subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

Requirements

Complete eight core subjects.

Core subjects

  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems | CAO107
  • Introduction to Programming | ITP122
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Data and Networking | MIS102
  • Introduction to Software Engineering (Pre-requisite ITP122) | ISE102 
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • Interaction Design | DIG103A
  • IT Professional Practices | IPP221

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Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma of Information Technology

    CRICOS 108469K

    8 core subjects
    On campus | Blended | Online
    1 year full time, up to 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated

    Start with a Diploma to explore a new career area, or gain guaranteed entry into our Bachelor program.

  • Bachelor courses ( 4 options )
    • Bachelor of Cybersecurity

      CRICOS 110736M

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    • Bachelor of Information Technology

      CRICOS 108468M

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    • Bachelor of Software Engineering Artificial Intelligence

      CRICOS 099352B

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    • Bachelor of Software Engineering Game Programming

      CRICOS 093341J

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

    CRICOS 107048F

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 trimester full time, 3 trimesters part time

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

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  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

    CRICOS 107048F

    8 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 trimester full time, 3 trimesters part time

    Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

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  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Information Technology

      CRICOS 107046H

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    • Master of Information Technology Advanced

      CRICOS 107045J

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Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR

Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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