Diploma of Information Technology

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:06 AM on Sat, 26 November

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
View full English language requirements
ATAR
45
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
2125350
Course abbreviation
DipIT
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course 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, which provides students with a highly supported learning environment.

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, which provides students with a highly supported learning environment.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Language 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

CategoryScore
Overall5.5
Writingminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.0
Speakingminimum 5.0
Listeningminimum 5.0

About the course

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)111198B
MelbourneTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)111518B
PerthTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)111518B
SydneyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)111518B
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

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


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core units

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
COMP1001Data Communications and Networks
PROG1001Programming I
ISYS1001Web Development I
ISYS1002Cybersecurity
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
ISYS1005Systems Analysis and Design


Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Students must enrol in the core College units in their first Term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
COMP1001Data Communications and Networks
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term2
Coomera
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
PROG1001Programming I
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coomera
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
ISYS1002Cybersecurity
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coomera
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
Summer Term
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Melbourne
Summer Term
Summer Term
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Summer Term
Term4
Perth
Summer Term
Summer Term
Term4
Sydney
Summer Term
Summer Term
Term4
ISYS1005Systems Analysis and Design
Summer Term
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term4
CoomeraN/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term4
PerthN/A
Summer Term
Term4
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
Term4
ISYS1001Web Development I
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,5
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,5



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Learning outcomes

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.

Course Learning Outcome

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


Teaching methods

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

The Diploma of Information Technology is a one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) pathway course that equips students with foundational knowledge and skills in Information Technology. This course will give you a foundation in Information and Communication Technologies with an opportunity to take on further study to move towards a career as programmers, user-experience designers and developers, web developers, systems administrators or technical support personnel.

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Domestic future
students

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International future
students

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Current
students

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