Diploma of Information Technology

The Diploma of Information Technology is ideal for students who have an interest in computing. It provides a broad introduction to computer science, enabling students to pursue further studies in specialisations such as software design, information systems and web design.

Your direct pathway to University

2017 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees



Per unit





Two or three semesters


February, June, October



Course structure

The course can be completed over two or three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, 6 core units and 2 elective unit. The elective units are dependent on articulation.

Core units

  • COMM103 Writing and Research for Science and Engineering
  • COMM108 Digital Media Principles
  • ITEC101 Principles of Business Information Systems
  • ITEC102 Introduction to Programming
  • ITEC103 Introduction to Software Design
  • ITEC150 Systems Design and Data Management

Choose 2 elective units

  • ENGN100 Fundamentals of Digital Technology and Design
  • MATH102 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH100 Mathematics A
  • MATH103 Fundamentals of Discrete Maths

(Units may change depending on articulation)

Assumed knowledge

To meet the entry requirements for this diploma program, it is assumed that students have completed Australian year 12 maths or equivalent. If not, students may be required to study a bridging subject or support maths program.

Second year of your university degree

Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Bachelor of Information Systems

*No GPA requirement for eligible SIBT students who have completed their diploma program.

La Trobe University Sydney Campus GPA/4

Bachelor of Information Technology


Macquarie University (Students who have a packaged offer with Macquarie University). GPA/4

Bachelor of e-Business


Bachelor of Information Technology (majors in Software Technology, Business Information Systems, Web Design and Development)


Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development


Bachelor of Science (majors in Software Technology, Business Information Systems, Web Design and Development)


  • There may be some variation to the program core and elective units.
  • GPA is the Grade Point Average required for transfer to university.
  • *GPA applies to domestic students only.

Employment and career paths

Artificial intelligence; database administration; e-commerce; language technology; multimedia and internet development; networking; programming; system analysis; various areas in IT technology.

Average starting salaries

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Computer Science: A$51,000

Electronic Engineering: A$51,500

(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)