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
|International Students||Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)|
8 or 12 months
March, July, October
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.
- 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*
Our friendly Student Advisors will help you to choose the most appropriate elective units for your program.
*You will be required to undertake a Maths Readiness Test prior to finalising enrolment. The Readiness Test will determine if you will need to take an additional support maths program.
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*
Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Mobile Computing)
Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Information Systems (Big Data)
Bachelor of Information Systems (Mobile Computing)
Bachelor of Information Systems (Networking)
Successful completion of an SIBT Diploma will allow you to enter a bachelor’s degree at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus with 8 units of credit.
*Students can also progress into a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Networking) with 7 units of credit.
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 (graduatecareers.com.au) average national graduate starting salaries are:
- Computer Science: $54,000
- Australian Computer Society (ACS)
- Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
Provider Registration Number: PRV12046
Course ID: CRS1200492
This program is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework.
This program is available to domestic students and to international students studying in Australia on an Australian student visa provided the applicant meets the published entry requirements.