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What will I learn?

If your career objective is to work your way up to a high-level management position in IT, then the UC Graduate Diploma in Information Technology course will give you the knowledge, skills and credentials to step forward and forge ahead with confidence.

This course has been specifically designed to give you a comprehensive and highly integrated understanding of a range of IT issues covering areas such as database design, security and support.

These subjects will help you gain an in-depth understanding of how the IT industry works, how to interpret changes within the market, and most importantly how to adapt to new technology systems as they evolve – thus helping give your career a strong advantage by ensuring that your knowledge base is future proof and career ready.

This course is perfect for those serious about career advancement or preparing for a future as an academic with a focus on IT.

Once you graduate, you will be able to serve in a range of technical and management positions which require IT expertise or, if you prefer to further your study skills in IT, you will be in a great position to undertake a Master of Information Technology and Systems, which is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology at UC and you will:

gain a strong professional perspective on the ICT industry
deepen your knowledge and skills in ICT
learn to interpret and critique management ideas and strategies
gain the skills to be able to adjust to industry changes
study core areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’
work alongside industry specialists
build stronger professional networks
complement your existing academic knowledge for broader employment prospects.

Career opportunities

The UC Graduate Diploma in IT offers the perfect stepping stone to further academic study or a direct pathway for direct progression into a management position in any one of the following careers:

developer
programmer
ICT customer support officer
ICT support technician
project support officer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Technology

CRICOS

040756B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$34,100.00 (18,33,333) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

6 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022, 6 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University. Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests

For international students

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a non-IT field or equivalent.

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students