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Diploma of Information Technology

Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    DipIT

  • Course code

    2125350

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Looking for a career in the dynamic world of IT? The Diploma of Information Technology is an excellent place to start. Combining foundation IT units with academic skills units, this course has a focus on developing technical skills and knowledge with a clear pathway to a Bachelor degree.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Information Technology will enable entry and up to eight units of credit towards the Southern Cross Bachelor of Information Technology.

The Diploma of Information Technology is offered through SCU College, where we recognise our students may have different approaches to learning. We connect you to peers and nurture your success with additional workshops to develop your academic and study skills.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions within defined information technology settings.

GA2: Creativity

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined information technology contexts to solve a range of problems.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined information technology contexts.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined information technology contexts to solve a range of problems.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions within defined information technology settings.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined information technology contexts.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined information technology contexts.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined information technology contexts.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Information Technology, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 7 core units (84 credit points) and
  • 1 option unit (12 credit points)

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Information Technology, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 7 core units (84 credit points) and
  • 1 option unit (12 credit points)

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Students must enrol in EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline in their first Term of study
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
ISYS1001 Web Development I
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,5
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,5
Perth N/A
Term1,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,5
1 unit from: Option unit
COMP1001 Data Communications and Networks
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne N/A
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2
Sydney N/A
Term2
PROG1001 Programming I
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3,5
Perth N/A
Term3,5
Sydney N/A
Term3,5
ISYS1002 Cybersecurity
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3,5
Perth N/A
Term3,5
Sydney N/A
Term3,5
ISYS1004 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne N/A
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term4
Perth N/A
Term4
Sydney N/A
Term4
ISYS1005 Systems Analysis and Design
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne N/A
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term4
Perth N/A
Term4
Sydney N/A
Term4

Note 1:

Select this option unit for pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology

Note 2:

Select this option unit for pathway into the Bachelor of Computing in Industry (Honours)

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core units

EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
COMP1001 Data Communications and Networks
PROG1001 Programming I
ISYS1001 Web Development I
ISYS1002 Cybersecurity
ISYS1004 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
ISYS1005 Systems Analysis and Design

Option units

Select one (1) unit from the following:
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics Note 1
COMP1002 Foundations of Computing Note 2