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Course summary

If you love computers, technology and what they can do, a career in information technology offers you endless employment opportunities at the cutting edge of change and innovation.

Our graduates are equipped with the technical and problem-solving skills demanded by organisations across all sectors of society and industry.

This course will set you on the way with units that cover programming, web development and cyber security, systems analysis, contemporary issues in IT, databases and networks. You’ll be surrounded by people who are interested in exploring ideas and pushing innovation – the University is home to the Digital Enterprise Lab that develops IT solutions to real-world problems.

Your career options are diverse – from technical support and administration, to programming, user experience design, web development and more.

This course is also a great pathway to Bachelor studies – with just an additional year of study following your Associate Degree, you can graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology.



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While this course has no majors, students can study units in programming, web development and cyber security, systems analysis, contemporary issues in IT, databases and networks. Successful graduates may upgrade their qualification to Bachelor level following completion of an additional year of study.

Please note: Unit availabilities are published for each study period and may vary from year to year. 

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise an elementary issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.


Develop and create effective solutions to elementary problems from a discipline area.

Ethical practice

Identify a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/organisation.

Recommend solutions to situations that require responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research and technical skills in a business discipline.

Lifelong learning

Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business context.

Prepare and deliver written discipline advice, knowledge and ideas for a business context.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate and apply broad discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, software programs and examinations.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities exist as user-experience designers and developers, web developers, systems administrators, and technical support personnel. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Information Technology.


The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'