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What will I learn?

Achieve your dream of becoming an in-demand IT professional. Our diploma offers a practical, supportive program directly leading into the second year of Bachelor of Information Technology.

Our Diploma of Information Technology has been designed for students taking the first step towards our bachelor degree, and professionals building their current IT knowledge and skills.

We help you prepare for a degree with targeted support and tuition. Over an extended 15-week semester, we’ll work with you to enhance your professional-communication and academic-writing skills.

You’ll also learn up-to-date skills and knowledge for a career in IT, including:

  • networking (CISCO CCENT)
  • designing databases
  • writing computer programs in Python
  • connecting databases to dynamic websites
  • scheduling ICT development using Microsoft Project
  • using Linux (LPI)

Careers in IT

When you graduate, you’ll be qualified for entry-level work in the IT industry, including:

  • computer and network support
  • website development
  • database support.

Pathways to further study

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

Bachelor of Information Technology

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Diploma of Information Technology, a total of 96 credit points must be completed.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Apply a broad body of fundamental knowledge of information technologies in selected areas of study from the areas of: networking, ICT management, web application development, operating systems and database.

2. Use the latest information technologies, and with self- learning capabilities, solve real-world ICT related problems.

3. Exhibit a range interpersonal and academic skills with a strong focus on development practice in an independent or collaborative environment.

4. Present foundation technical and theoretical knowledge and skills for industry certifications from reputable international vendors CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC-1).

Which department am I in?

VU College



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$26,800.00 (US$ 17,511) per year
AUD $13,400 per semester

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

Start date

Expected August 2023


Footscray Nicholson Campus

Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets,



3011, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$26,800.00 (US$ 17,511) per year
AUD $13,400 per semester

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

Start date

Expected August 2023


VU Sydney Campus

160-166 Sussex Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 55 (Listening 9, Speaking 16, Reading 10, Writing 18)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 42 (no section score less than 40)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 162. No individual band less than 154.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

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


About Victoria University

With over 100 years of educational prestige, Victoria University has earned its spot in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

  • Top 2% university globally (Times Higher Education 2021)
  • Revolutionary Block Model learning methods
  • VU ranked #1 nationally for Employability Skills
  • #3 in Australia for Learner Engagement (SES 2020)

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