Diploma of Information Technology

Diploma of Information Technology

The Diploma of Information Technology is ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in IT. It provides a broad introduction to computer science, so you can pursue further studies in specialisations such as software design, information systems and web design. You will progress to the second year of the bachelor’s degree program, and can tailor this towards your career ambitions. The Diploma of Information Technology may also lead to entry level positions in the IT industry, such as help desk roles.

Your direct pathway to University

2018 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)
Course fees




Two or three sessions


February, June, October



Course structure

The course can be completed over two or three sessions. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below.

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
  • ENGN100 Fundamentals of Digital Technology and Design
  • MATH102 Introduction to Statistics

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, Sydney City Campus

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Mobile Computing)

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Networking)

Bachelor of Information Systems (Big Data) 


You must complete and pass the required eight units for your Diploma. Graduates who achieve an overall average of 50% (taking into account all units attempted) will gain entry into Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus. Students who do not achieve this will be considered for entry on an individual basis.

Employment and career paths

Artificial intelligence, database administration, e-commerce, language technology, multimedia and internet development, networking, programming, system analysis, communication
technologies, various IT roles.

Average starting salaries

According to research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (graduate careers.com.au) average national graduate starting salaries are:


  • Computer Science: $54,000

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