Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    January, March, May, July, August, October

  • Duration

    16 months part-time

  • Location

    SCU Online

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipITM

  • Course code

    1108250

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    January, February, April, June, August, October

  • Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Location

    SCU Online

  • Placement

    No  

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management bridges the gap between your existing technology knowledge and managerial capabilities. It covers core and compulsory units of the Master of Information Technology Management, but allows you to choose electives and shape your Graduate Diploma to your interests or career aspirations.

IT systems management and design, data management and emerging technology units are complemented by a solid grounding in business – for example project management and leadership. Graduate in as few as eight months or continue on and complete your Master of Information Technology Management at a later stage, with advanced standing.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

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“The degree really refined my areas of interest. I saw how it could offer a fantastic way to pivot and be flexible, and to be confident in making those kinds of decisions.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Critically analyse and reflect on complex management issues in the area of information technology management.

GA2: Creativity

Apply creative thinking techniques to drive innovative solutions to information technology management problems.

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate advanced discipline knowledge, responsibility and ethics in using and managing information technology to facilitate the strategic and operational benefits of business models and technology applications.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced discipline knowledge, responsibility and ethics in using and managing information technology to facilitate the strategic and operational benefits of business models and technology applications.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Apply autonomous learning strategies for reflective practice, expert judgement and adaptability for life-long learning in information technology management.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply teamwork, expert communication and social skills to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

GA7: Cultural competence

Apply teamwork, expert communication and social skills to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management is comprised of a wide range of units, covering all aspects of information technology, business, as well as subjects that allow you to understand the bridge between these two fields.

This enables you to develop a vast range of knowledge, and gives you the best chance at successfully managing a team once you graduate.

Location Teaching period
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$28,960 ($3,620 per unit)N/A

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.

Career Outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management can open a world of doors in the technology world, with ICT positions at an increasingly high demand. A Graduate Diploma could lead you to roles like CIO, consultancy in business intelligence, network engineering and software development, as well as many other IT leadership roles.

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.

Entry requirements

A 3-year Bachelor degree from any Australian university, or equivalent.

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
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

Course requirements

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

  • 8 units from either the Business Administration or Project Management Specialisation

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) as specified in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management course structure.

Other things to consider

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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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.

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design
DATA5001Data Management
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Anti-requisitesCSC00228 - Database Systems I
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
ISYS6005Information Systems Security Management
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisitesACC00222 - Computer Control Auditing and Security Computer Control, Audit and Security

Second Year

COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Anti-requisitesISY10058 Electronic Commerce Systems OR ISY00740 - Managing Digital Enterprise
BUSN6009Managing Information Systems (Online)
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesBUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Business Administration Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN6008Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online) Note 1
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5005Management Communication (Online)
STAT5002Business Analytics (Online)
MRKT6004Digital Marketing (Online)
Business Administration Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN6008Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online) Note 1
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5005Management Communication (Online)
STAT5002Business Analytics (Online)
MRKT6004Digital Marketing (Online)

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design
DATA5001Data Management
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Anti-requisitesCSC00228 - Database Systems I
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
ISYS6005Information Systems Security Management
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisitesACC00222 - Computer Control Auditing and Security Computer Control, Audit and Security

Second Year

COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Anti-requisitesISY10058 Electronic Commerce Systems OR ISY00740 - Managing Digital Enterprise
BUSN6009Managing Information Systems (Online)
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesBUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
Project Management Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
PROJ6003Leading and Managing Projects
PROJ6005Project Procurement and Contract Management
PROJ6006Portfolio and Program Management
PROJ5007Introduction to Agile Project Management
PROJ6007Stakeholder Engagement
PROJ5004Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management
Project Management Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
PROJ6003Leading and Managing Projects
PROJ6005Project Procurement and Contract Management
PROJ6006Portfolio and Program Management
PROJ5007Introduction to Agile Project Management
PROJ6007Stakeholder Engagement
PROJ5004Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management


Note 1:

Students may substitute MGMT6004 - Organisational Change and Development (Online)

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Business Administration Specialisation

DATA5001Data Management
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS6005Information Systems Security Management
Students are eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management after completing the above four (4) units.
BUSN6009Managing Information Systems (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)

Option Units

Select two (2) units from the following:

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN6008Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online) Note 1
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5005Management Communication (Online)
STAT5002Business Analytics (Online)
MRKT6004Digital Marketing (Online)

Project Management Specialisation

DATA5001Data Management
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS6005Information Systems Security Management
Students are eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management after completing the above four (4) units.
BUSN6009Managing Information Systems (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)

Option Units

Select two (2) units from the following:

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
PROJ6003Leading and Managing Projects
PROJ6005Project Procurement and Contract Management
PROJ6006Portfolio and Program Management
PROJ5007Introduction to Agile Project Management
PROJ6007Stakeholder Engagement
PROJ5004Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management

Why Information Technology at SCU

Graduate employment

86% of IT graduates are employed within four months of completing their courses

(Grad Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

Digital Enterprise Lab

Our Digital Enterprise Lab on-campus enables you to work on real-world projects

Professional accreditation

Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation for the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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