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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology will expand your skills and improve your career prospects in the information technology (IT) industry.

By choosing to study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you will obtain the knowledge to successfully design, implement and manage issues involved in the application of Information Technology (IT).

You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and practicalities of the information systems development process. Your study will also provide a broad understanding of IT applications as well as specific skills in programming, databases and project management.

You have the option to choose one unit from one of the three majors in the Master of Information Technology (software design and development, networks and information security, and mobile application development) plus one elective. After completing this course you will have the skills to manage future business challenges and enhance your individual advancement and employment opportunities.

With this course, you will enhance your knowledge from the areas studied in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology. The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is a pathway into the Master of Information Technology.

Online option is also available.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete seven (7) core units and one (1) elective.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

On completing a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology you are able to progress to the masters level course and will have increased managerial abilities boosting your IT career opportunities in roles including:

  • Database administrator
  • Developer programmer
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT support technician
  • Network administrator
  • Project management support officer
  • Web developer.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Technology

CRICOS

083578D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,990.00 (18,19,593) per year
Term fee: AUD $16,830
Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Brisbane Campus

160 Ann Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,990.00 (18,19,593) per year
Term fee: AUD $16,830
Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

120 Spencer Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a bachelor degree with the equivalent to an Australian pass grade average in the final two terms, from a recognised higher education institution. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

To gain entry to this course, students must have:

  • A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college; or
  • A CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, or equivalent.

English requirements

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

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

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