Diploma of Information Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 106166H
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This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.
Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in specialist fields, working independently, as part of a team or leading deliverables with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

Course Overview

Information Technology is the new frontier in business. Even simple IT skills such as building a website or a database are increasingly in demand in all facets of business, large and small companies, all round the world. The Diploma of Information Technology includes training in a range of technological skills to enable graduates a variety of in-demand skills for business.

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks
advanced programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements
developing and maintaining website information architecture and data
business analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses
cloud engineering: building, implementing and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks
cyber security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans
database and data management: creating, designing and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management
designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages
systems administration and maintenance support
systems analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions.

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Study Units

  • 6 Core Units
    • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
    • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
    • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
    • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
    • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organization
    • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
  • 14 Electives Units
    • ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements
    • ICTSAD509 Produce ICT feasibility reports
    • ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
    • ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
    • ICTWEB513 Build a dynamic website
    • ICTWEB518 Build a document using extensible markup language
    • ICTSAD501 Model data objects
    • ICTSAD502 Model data processes
    • ICTNWK548 Model preferred system solutions
    • ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
    • ICTPRG548 Develop high-level object-oriented class specifications
    • ICTNWK560 Determine best-fit topology for a wide area network
    • ICTPMG505 Manage ICT projects
    • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Entry Requirements

Am I Eligible?

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Year 12 or equivalent and above, and
    • English Language Entry Requirements:
    • IELTS score 5.5 minimum (not lower than 5.0 in any band); or equivalent.
    • Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area, delivered and assessed in English only, will be sufficient for meeting both the academic and English language entry requirements.


    English Language Requirements:

    • IELTS score 5.5 minimum (not lower than 5.0 in any band); or equivalent.

Study Pathway

  • ICT50220

    Diploma of Information Technology ECA College

  • APIC Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) CRICOS: 108728G

    Victoria University Bachelor of Information technology (NBIT) CRICOS: 071997F, 093390M

    Victoria University Bachelor of Cyber Security (NBCS) CRICOS: 103891C, 105067H

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