Technology

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

CRICOS 107048F
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology | Torrens University

What is a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology?

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is a comprehensive program that equips IT professionals with a diverse skillset crucial for success in the dynamic ICT landscape. Beyond fundamental IT competencies, the course establishes a foundation in software development, cloud computing and AI principles.

Throughout the course, you will cultivate a unique blend of creative application skills, cognitive prowess and technical abilities, positioning yourself as a versatile IT leader. You will learn to manage complex IT projects by analysing problems and developing appropriate solutions for implementation.

Designed to meet the demands of a swiftly evolving industry, the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology serves as an independent qualification or a pathway opportunity into the Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology (Advanced) courses.

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

  • Apply cognitive and technical skills from the Information Technology body of knowledge to solve complex problems with innovation and ethical practice.
  • Critically analyse problem sets to construct acute IT solutions and communicate to stakeholders Including technology professionals and business clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills from the field of IT to effectively and efficiently investigate and solve problem sets with mastery.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, non-partisanship and accountability in team leadership roles to achieve effective planning, management, execution and communication of IT projects.
  • Integrate IT concepts and adopt industry best practices to devise solutions for commercial problems.
  • Manage and evaluate complicated IT projects involving industry-standard tools and techniques.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 trimester full time, 3 trimesters part time
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities within the Information Technology industry.

Potential career paths

  • IT Helpdesk
    Average salary: $65,000 - $90,000
  • IT Project Manager
    Average salary: $122,258 - $190,063
  • Systems Administrator
    Average salary: $90,047 - $131,159
  • Network Administrator
    Average salary: $95,000 - $135,150
  • Technical Writer
    Average salary: $97,985 - $177,840
  • Web Designer
    Average salary: $80,000 - $131,931
  • Software Developer
    Average salary: $95,386 - $150,000
  • Security Analyst
    Average salary: $100,000 - $146,717
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Subjects and units

This course comprises eight core subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Core

Requirements

Complete the eight core subjects listed below.

Core subjects

  • Principles of Programming | MIS501
  • Secure By Design | SBD303
  • Software Engineering Principles | SEP401
  • Software Development Management | SDM404
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals | CCF501
  • Intelligent Systems | ISY503
  • Research Methodologies | REM502
  • System Analysis and Design | MIS300

Technology

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.

Need more help?

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.

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  • Bachelor of Information Technology

    CRICOS 108468M

    22 core subjects
    On campus | Blended | Online
    3 years full time, up to 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated

    Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

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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.

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

      CRICOS 107046H

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    • Master of Information Technology Advanced

      CRICOS 107045J

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

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 you meet all the requirements listed below.

Completion of a qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above in Information Technology or relevant disciplines covering studies in programming, computer networks, database and web development

OR

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

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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.

Completion of a qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above in Information Technology or relevant disciplines covering studies in programming, computer networks, database and web development
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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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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